Real Madrid vs Man City
Manchester City face a trip to Real Madrid on Wednesday the 26th of February.
Wednesday’s tie is the first of two Champions League round of 16 clashes between these European heavyweights.
Man City will welcome Real to the Etihad for the reverse leg on March 17th.
The two sides last faced off in a competitive match back in 2016, with Real Madrid having come out on top over two CL semi-final legs.
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Gundogan on winning the Champions League
Los Blancos would go on to win the entire competition that season, seeing off bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in the final.
Real Madrid have now won a staggering 13 Champions League trophies, six more than any other club.
Meanwhile, Man City are still going in search of their first Champions League trophy.
The Sky Blues don’t have the best record under Pep Guardiola in Europe’s most high-profile club competition, failing to make it past the last eight on three occasions.
And when speaking ahead of Real Madrid, City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan stated that despite Man City being a great team, if they don’t win the Champions League, there will always be something missing:
“The Champions League is maybe the most prestigious competition in the game and if you don’t win it, as much as we are a great team, you feel like there’s always something missing.
“Obviously, we try to do our best but it’s not something that you can talk about and then it comes. It’s something you have to try to achieve.” As quoted by Goal.