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Manchester City Vs Real Madrid: Starting XIs Confirmed For Big Champions League Match

Eden Hazard will start against Manchester City, while David Silva is among the substitutes for Real Madrid's visit

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Manchester City Vs Real Madrid: Starting XIs Confirmed For Big Champions League Match
Starting XIs for Manchester City-Real Madrid match
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Manchester City Vs Real Madrid: Starting XIs Confirmed For Big Champions League Match
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2020-08-08T00:20:12+05:30

Eden Hazard and Rodrygo will start for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the Champions League last-16 second leg. (More Football News)

Belgium star Hazard had been battling to be fit after suffering discomfort in the ankle he injured in February, but head coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed this week the player was feeling better.

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He joins Rodrygo, preferred to Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior, alongside Karim Benzema in attack, while Eder Militao starts as expected in place of the suspended Sergio Ramos.

City boss Pep Guardiola has dropped Eric Garcia to the bench after announcing on Thursday that the teenage defender – heavily linked with a return to boyhood club Barcelona – would not sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

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Veteran campaigner Fernandinho will partner Aymeric Laporte in the heart of defence, with Phil Foden handed a start as David Silva begins his final game as a City player in Manchester among the substitutes.

Gabriel Jesus, who played much of the first leg on the left flank before heading in City's equaliser, starts up front in Sergio Aguero's ongoing absence through a knee injury, while Guardiola again appears to have opted for a double pivot in midfield of Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri, who both started at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Portugal international Joao Cancelo is preferred to Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back, with Benjamin Mendy suspended.

City lead 2-1 from that first leg.


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