Benz will be the key. Carried Madrid through the last part of the season. Had an exceptional year. This is the crunch though. Hopefully he’ll pull it off.If Madrid score early then I reckon City will shit themselves.
They can be got it but Madrid need huge games from Hazard and Rodrygo
Don’t you want to see Simeone get to face his personal battle with “the team with CR7” again? His record is absolutely mental in that sense so I’d love to see Atleti face Juve at some stage for that reason alone.True, but Memphis plays for Lyon and while De Ligt plays for Juve he gets points deducted for being from Ajax.
he was City's best player in the away leg, plus Aguero is injuredNothing special from Pep tactically. Goes with fairly defensive side with Gundogan over Silva, but still with attacking quality on the counter .
Didn't expect Jesus to start though.
Who would you have startedQuestions need to be asked of Pep if they lose tonight. Theres some huge calls there
Foden starts! Wow wasn’t expecting that.
From the little I've seen from Real Madrid this season, it seems like attackers struggle to get the better of Ferland Mendy in direct individual battles. With dribbling in 1v1 being arguably Mahrez's biggest strength , or rather his role in Pep's system, then he might be worried that he'll be nullified in a similar way to how Bisakka dealt with Sterling. In this way, he might prefer Foden who can be very direct when deployed on the right, like I witnessed in the U17 World Cup, but also someone that can be a creative presence and therefore asking different questions than mainly 1v1 situations. Despite having 9 assists, many of Mahrez's detractors believe he's selfish, and I've heard from City fans that he's the one player that will have fans groaning with his decision making. With De Bruyne looking to peel to the right, we might see a rotation with Foden momentarily occupying central areas. It's also possible that by the time Mahrez comes on (if he comes on) Mendy will be on a yellow which will position Mahrez to have the blessing of Pep to be as direct as possible. Notwithstanding Mendy's offensive abilities mind. It will be interesting to see how it pans out . All in all, not saying its the right or incorrect decision for that matter. It's potentially a reason which Pep took into considerationFoden on the wing. Interesting. Excited to see Rodrygo in a big game, he's impressed me this year.
I think its too defensive. He needs a Mharez or Silva to work the space behind Hazard.he was City's best player in the away leg, plus Aguero is injured
Who would you have started