Man City vs Real Madrid: Fans predicts either of the teams could win

Man City vs Real Madrid: Fans predicts either of the teams could win

- Man City vs Real Madrid lock horns for a Champions League quarterfinal ticket at the Etihad Stadium on Friday, August 7

- Both teams met earlier with the Premier League club claiming 2-1 win at the Bernabeu

- Legit.ng fans believe the two teams have equal chance to progress to the last four stage

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Manchester City host Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium for the final showdown of their Champions League second leg round of 16 fixture.

The Premier League side head into the encounter with two away goals from the reverse fixture after claiming a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier in the year.

Man City will also hope they can exploit the absence of their inspirational captain Sergio Ramos who us out of this meeting due to suspension.

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Though, pep Guardiola will equally miss the services of his goal poacher Sergio Aguero owing to the knee injury he suffered when football returned two months ago.

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However, Legit.ng put out a poll to determine which of the two teams the fans are tipping to win the encounter.

But they feel the two sides have 50-50 chance to progress to the quarterfinal stage of the tournament having considered all angles.

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane will be hoping to draw inspiration from their La Liga triumph in Spain after beating rivals Barcelona to the silverware.

Guardiola's men on the other hand failed to win the Premier League for the third consecutive time having relinquished the title to Liverpool this recently concluded season.

With the availability of key players in the team, they could escape conceding a large number of goals in the meeting.

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Man City vs Real Madrid: Fans predicts either of the teams could win

Man City vs Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos making his ways into the dressing room in the first leg - Getty Images
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Both teams have met five times before now, and Real have a better chance having won twice and drawn twice, but with the most recent win, City might have to maintain dominance this season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his readiness for the return of the UEFA Champions League championship after showing off his new hairstyle.

The 35-year-old who wore a curly-punk haircut when football resumed in June has now lowered the height of his hair.

This, however, signifies that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is ready to help the Old Lady progress to the quarterfinals of the competition despite trailing by a lone goal from the reverse fixture.

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