Round of 16 First Leg – European Champions League
Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Kick-off: 03:00 UTC + 7
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu
Head to Head
- Madrid holds a 100% unbeaten record against City in Champions League clashes.
- The last time the two teams met was in the 2015-2016 Champions League semi-finals.
- In this stadium, the host holds a 100% winning record.
- At their last meeting, City won 4-1 over Madrid in the 2017 International Champions Cup match.
Team Analysis and Match Predictions
Both teams have prioritized the Champions League trophy as their main prize this season. By all means they will rely on their troops to show their best performance this season.
Pep Guardiola’s men are known to have finished as group winners. They have scored the most goals in the Premier League so far and have even beaten Madrid 4-1 when they last met.
Chances are, City expect enough draws to avoid losses in the first leg, so they can take advantage of the home advantage in the second leg to get satisfactory results.
However, the match will take place at the Bernabeu and it is noted that the host holds a 100% winning record in head to head matches. They are also unbeaten against City in a Champions League match and are a team notoriously ruthless in their pursuit of the European number one Cup title.
Therefore, it is estimated that the game will be very strict from both teams to get perfect results.