Real Madrid and Manchester City played an exciting Champions League match, ending in a 3-3 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.

These two teams met in the semifinals in 2023, with a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Santiago Bernabeu, followed by a remarkable performance from City in the return fixture, where they won 4-0, advancing to the final and beating Inter Milan.

An early Bernardo Silva free-kick put Madrid under pressure before a thrilling game with spectacular goals, including Federico Valverde’s volley, resulting in the tie going to Manchester with the score even.

The winner will face Arsenal or Bayern Munich in the semifinals, with Borussia Dortmund or Paris Saint-Germain awaiting in the final at Wembley Stadium.

The Sporting News takes a look back at the history of this matchup between the most successful team in the competition’s history and the side aiming to win an unprecedented second consecutive treble in English football.

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Real Madrid vs Man City history, previous meetings

The first encounter between these teams was in the 2012/13 group stage before a semifinal showdown in 2016.

They also had a knockout tie in 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic causing an unprecedented six-month gap between the two legs, leading to an unforgettable semifinal epic.


Date Home team Away team Result

Real Madrid vs Man City head to head

In total, these teams have faced each other 11 times in this competition. Real Madrid has won three games, Manchester City has won four games, and four matches have ended in draws.

City claimed their first Champions League title in 2023 under Pep Guardiola while Madrid holds the record for 14 tournament wins in their history.

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