Real Madrid v Manchester City live stream, Wednesday 4 May, 8pm BST, BT Sport
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Thrills are expected when Manchester City (opens in new tab) travel to the Bernabeu to face newly-crowned Spanish champions Real Madrid (opens in new tab) in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, after an astonishing first leg last week.
Pep Guardiola’s side came out on top at the Etihad in a 4-3 win, but felt they should’ve won by a larger margin against a Merengues side that refused to go away.
Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus struck inside the opening 11 minutes to put City in the driving seat, but the in-form Karim Benzema pulled one back before half time with a deft finish.
Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva then found the net either side of a Vinicius Junior goal, before Benzema’s cool Panenka-style penalty made it a one-goal game with eight minutes remaining.
City could live to regret their failure to put the tie to bed in a match they dominated for large stretches, as the Bernabeu will be rocking on Wednesday night.
Benzema has been in scintillating form this season, scoring hat-tricks against PSG and Chelsea during Real’s previous two knockout round successes, and he was on the scoresheet again as Madrid beat Espanyol 4-0 to clinch the La Liga title on Saturday.
The Spanish crown was sealed with four league games to spare, allowing Carlo Ancelotti’s men to direct all their focus towards their European campaign.
But City believe this is their time after a superb season at home and abroad, and they warmed up for the trip to Madrid with a 4-0 thrashing of Leeds.
Guardiola’s side have won their last four games in a row in all competitions, scoring 16 goals, and have their sights firmly set on a first-ever Champions League crown.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and UK viewers can watch live on BT Sport 2 (opens in new tab)
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UK TV rights
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US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.
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