Sportscliffs: Champions League game Preview

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This is the Champions League game Preview of Manchester City vs Sporting Lisbon and also Real Madrid vs PSG with their predictions.

Manchester City will be hosting Sporting Lisbon in the second leg of the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium.

The England League Leader won 5-0 the first leg of the competition as goals from Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden gave the Citizen’s a strong advantage into the second leg of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola said ran riot on neighbours Manchester United in their weekend’s Premier League game, putting 4 goals past Ralf Rangnick side.

Sporting Lisbon won their last game in the Portuguese League and that shows a positive sign for the ahead of the game in England.

Team News for Man City and Sporting Lisbon

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker will be out of the game due to a three match European ban and this will be the second match he will be serving. With Joao Cancelo ill Oleksandr Zinchenko can expect in the starting lineup.

Ruben Dias is out for at least four weeks due to a hamstring injury, and Nathan Ake might not feature due to a knock.

As for Sporting, Amorim has a suspension of his own to work around in the form of Matheus Nunes, so Manuel Ugarte ought to deputise for the visitors this week.

Two big names in Joao Palhinha and Pedro Goncalves are also set to miss out due to injury alongside Daniel Braganca, so Amorin may be forced to pair Ugarte up with 16-year-old Dario Essugo in the middle.

Prediction

Man City 3-0 Sporting Lisbon

 

Real Madrid will host Paris Saint Garmain in the return leg of the Champions League after the lost 1-0 in the first leg of the game.

Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe scored the only goal of that game in the late minute to give his side an edge over the Spanish team.

Team News

According the official website of Real Madrid, manager Carlo Ancelotti named the squad ahead of the game.

REAL MADRID SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Fuidias.
Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Valverde, Lucas V., D. Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Bale, Vini Jr., Rodrygo, Mariano.

On the other hand, here are some players that remains a doubt for the clash in Madrid for PSG.

Sergio Ramos is training on his own until the end of the week and will travel with the squad to Madrid.

Kylian Mbappé picked up a knock to his left foot in training yesterday and has been receiving treatment since. A clinical examination proved reassuring, and a further assessment will be carried out during the day.

Ander Herrera is training on his own and is continuing to receive treatment for his conjunctivitis. He will return to training with the squad at the weekend.

Prediction

Real Madrid 2-1 PSG

 

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