Manchester City can take a step towards the Champions League final this week when they visit Real Madrid in the semi-final first leg. City blew Bayern Munich away in the first leg of their quarter-final and they will be hoping to do the same at the Bernabeu. Pep Guardiola will hope to send Carlo Ancelotti’s team packing. As for Real, they will be hoping to add City’s name to the list of Premier League teams they have knocked out this year.
Widely regarded as the best football club of all-time, Real Madrid is Spain’s most decorated team with the most La Liga titles to their credit. They have also won more UEFA Champions League titles than any other team in the history of the competition besides boasting 20 Copa del Rey triumphs to go along with five FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
Manchester City, on the other hand, may not boast the rich history and tradition that Real does but there’s no doubting the fact that they are the one the leading clubs in world football at the moment and the best team in England by quite some distance. They’ve won eight English league titles, six of which have come in the last decade itself, highlighting their dominance in English football.
Real Madrid v Manchester City head-to-head in all competitions
Real Madrid and Manchester City have only clashed in the UEFA Champions League, European football’s premier competition. Los Blancos won and drew the first few encounters against City, however, the head-to-head between the sides has evened out since then. Out of the eight meetings between the teams so far, Los Blancos have won three, the Citizens have won thrice and there have also been two draws.
However, Man City look more threatening than ever with the partnership of Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne a force to reckon with. The Norwegian is scoring goals for fun breaking the Premier League’s all time top scorer charts and with the Blues philosophy of football, Real Madrid will have to play their best level of football unlike recent matches.
What is the biggest win in Real Madrid vs Manchester City?
The biggest win in terms of goal margin in matches between these two teams came in the second leg of their 2021-22 UEFA Champions League semi-final clash. Real won the game 3-1 with dramatic goals late on to qualify for the final. The match that witnessed the most goals involving these sides was the first-leg tie of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League semi-final clash. Man City won the game 4-3 in what was a UEFA Champions League classic.
Real Madrid v Manchester City: Who has scored the most goals?
Karim Benzema, who scored crucial goals in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League semi-final clash to knock City out of the competition, has netted the most times in this fixture with six strikes against the Citizens. The Frenchman was on scintillating form during the campaign netting 44 goals in 46 appearances. He was also the La Liga and Champions League top scorer along with the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
As far as City go, former Brazilian frontman Gabriel Jesus scored the most goals for them against Los Blancos. He currently plays for Arsenal who currently sit second placed in the Premier League contributing 10 goals and five assists in 23 matches for the Gunners.
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