HIS TIME HAS COME! Phil Foden, Hazard, Militao Start In Manchester City Vs Real Madrid #UCL

Phil Foden, Fernandinho and Joao Cancelo all start for Manchester City in their biggest game of the season so far against Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola’s side take on Real Madrid at the Etihad in the second leg of their last-16 clash hoping to build on their 2-1 advantage from their victory at the Bernabeu, with the winners going through to face either Juventus or Lyon next week as the Champions League moves to Lisbon for the final three rounds.

City have been training for the past fortnight specifically for this game, and the manager has decided to trust Joao Cancelo and Fernandinho in two key defensive positions.

Cancelo has had a frustrating first season at the club but was praised by Guardiola for his transformation since the players returned from lockdown, and was used at left-back against Watford and Norwich last month. He gets the nod there ahead of Aleks Zinchenko, with Benjamin Mendy suspended.

In attack, Foden and Raheem Sterling flank Gabriel Jesus.

CITY: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus

REAL MADRID: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.

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