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Official: Manchester City lineup against Real Madrid

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Manchester City will be looking for revenge tonight as they travel to the Spanish capital to take on Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals first leg.

Pep Guardiola’s side lost to the reigning champions dramatically in the competition last year, and will be hoping for a different outcome this time.

With Nathan Ake injured, Guardiola has gone for Manuel Akanji as the left-sided centre-back, while Kyle Walker takes over the responsibility on the right side. Ruben Dias is placed between the two, screening Ederson in goal.

This lineup features John Stones in a hybrid role, starting in the double pivot alongside Rodri. Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan start in advanced roles, with the former playing off the striker.

Speaking of which, Erling Haaland will look to continue his incredible form in front of goal as the centre-forward, while Bernardo Silva starts as the right-winger. Jack Grealish rounds off the attack on the left-wing.

Confirmed Madrid XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo, de Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland

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Official: Real Madrid duo start for Spain against Luka Modric’s Croatia

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Spain will begin their UEFA Euro 2024 journey in a little over an hour with a clash against Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Ahead of the match, Luis de la Fuente has announced the starting lineup that will be taking the field for La Roja and two Real Madrid stars feature in the team.

Indeed, Los Blancos’ captain Nacho Fernandez gets the nod as one of the centre-backs amid some injury concerns for Spain.

Meanwhile, Dani Carvajal holds on to his usual place as the right-back for La Roja against Croatia.

There is no place in the starting lineup for Real Madrid forward Joselu, though, with De la Fuente preferring Alvaro Morata as his No. 9 instead.

While Croatia are yet to announce their starting lineup, it is all but certain that Real Madrid midfielder and legend Luka Modric will be in the team and will be captaining them against two of his club teammates today.

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