Real Madrid vs Man City Comments
The match Real Madrid vs Man City in the first leg of the 1/8 Champions League round of the 2019/20 season will take place at 03:00 on February 27, Vietnam time. The match at the Bernabeu will be controlled by the Italian referee, Mr. Daniele Orsato.
Real Madrid vs Man City match commentary
Talking about Real Madrid is talking about the king in the C1/Champions League Cup. Under coach Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid’s bravery in Europe’s No. 1 club-level arena is even more evident, when they have scored a hat-trick to win 3 consecutive seasons, something no other team has done, even No team has even won two consecutive seasons in the Champions League era.
Tonight, Real Madrid can play at home, with the bravery of a cup king, coach Zinedine Zidane’s teachers and students will defeat Man City to create an advantage before the second leg in England after 3 weeks.
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Real Madrid has not played too well in La Liga over the years. In the last 7 seasons, they often hide from Barcelona and only won 1 national championship. Even this season, Real Madrid has just lost the first place to rival Barcelona with 2 points worse when losing to Levante in the 25th round of La Liga over the weekend.
However, Real Madrid shows a completely different face in the Champions League front. Also in the last 7 seasons mentioned above, Real Madrid has won 4 Champions League titles, including 3 consecutive championships. These are feats that no other club in the history of the tournament can do.
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Famous clubs like Man United have only 3 titles, or Juventus only 2 times. Even, Barcelona has only had a total of 5 championships, including 4 taking place in the entire Champions League era – the same number of titles that Real Madrid took only the past 7 years to get mentioned above.
With coach Zidane, Real Madrid almost won there in cup competitions. They have just won the Spanish Super Cup after defeating their neighbor Atletico Madrid. It was Zidane’s 10th title after only about three and a half seasons in charge of Real Madrid.
A very remarkable statistic is that in the Champions League, Real Madrid under Zidane has won all 12 one-to-one battles, including 9 knockout pairs (going and returning) and 3 finals (consecutive). Obviously, Real Madrid is not afraid of any opponent in the number one playground on the continent under the French coach.
The rivals from England are also sweet memories with Real Madrid. Remember, in the Champions League, the Royal Spanish team won all 4 battles with the recent Premier League representatives. It was a victory over Tottenham with a total score of 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2010/11 season, 3-2 against Man United in the round of 16 of the 2012/13 season, Liverpool 3-1 in the final of 2017/2018 and the official victory. Man City 1-0 in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 season.
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This is the 5th match Real Madrid face Man City in official tournaments. In the previous 4 matches, including the first and second legs of the 2011/12 and 2015/16 seasons, Real Madrid won the final. In addition, the two teams also met twice in the ICC pre-season friendly tournament and each team won once with a score of 4-1.
Meanwhile, Man City marched to Madrid with many moods. They have just been banned by UEFA for two consecutive seasons in the European Cup. In the league, Man City also no longer has the opportunity to defend the championship when being left too far behind by Liverpool.
Unable to win the Premier League, nor motivated to enter the top of the Champions League next season, coach Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students only have the Champions League as the biggest goal to hope for. However, in the first knock-out round, Man City had to hit the towering mountain of Real Madrid.
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In the past, Man City were eliminated in all 3 encounters with Spanish representatives in the knockout round of the Champions League. In addition to being defeated by Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 season, they were eliminated by Barca in the 1/8 rounds of the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.
Man City have just beaten Leicester in the Premier League, but Real Madrid is on a different level than Leicester. Moreover, tonight, Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students have to be guests at the “mecca” of the Bernabeu. It will be a more or less good trip for the English team.