Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti makes the most interesting change in his lineup for the second leg: Antonio Rüdiger, who to the surprise of many kept Haaland off the score sheet in the first leg in Madrid, starts on the bench. That heavy lift now falls to Éder Militão, restored to the lineup, and David Alaba.
Real Madrid XI: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militão, David Alaba, Eduardo Camavinga; Federico Valverde, Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, Rodrygo; Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Pep Guardiola’s City lineup is as expected, which will be a relief to City fans accustomed to his bad habit of overthinking things in big games:
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, Manuel Akanji; John Stones, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gündoğan, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland
Now if it can just get a goal or two from that last guy.