Manchester City hosts Real Madrid for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final match in Eithad Stadium.

Man City knock out Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final stage to reach the last four of the Europe club competition.

As for Real Madrid, knocked the league holders Chelsea, to book their place against di Premier league leaders for the last four.

Manchester City made it this far in the competition after topping a tricky Group A that included PSG, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge with four wins and two losses. Pep Guardiola’s side eased past Sporting CP in the Round of 16 before being pushed to the brink by Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals as they prevailed by a 1-0 aggregate scoreline.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, won Group D ahead of Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sheriff Tiraspol. Carlo Ancelotti’s men then made a stunning comeback to beat PSG in the Round of 16 before playing another thrilling tie with Chelsea in the quarter-finals, managing to eke into the final four with an aggregate win.

Both Manchester City and Real Madrid have won their last two games after losing their previous one. It will be an exciting encounter between two teams managed by two of the most successful managers in the game. And The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at how the Premier League and La Liga leaders will set up at the Etihad on Tuesday night.