Real Madrid and Manchester City is the quintessential clash of historic giants versus the new world order threatening to upset them.
It pits 14-time winners of this competition against the team that might arguably be better right now but haven’t won the competition in their history.
As Real Madrid vs Manchester City predictions flow on the eve of an exciting semifinal, it is worth looking at how they have fared against each other in the past. While Los Blancos have had the last laugh recently, Manchester City have got one over them as well in the past.
Here’s the Real Madrid vs Manchester City head-to-head record over the years.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City head-to-head record
The two clubs have only met each in the UEFA Champions League. From eight matches between the two, things are perfectly even.
|Games Played||Real Madrid win||Manchester City win||Draws|
Among these eight games are two group-stage fixtures in 2012, a knockout tie in 2020, and two semifinal ties in 2016 and 2022.
Here is the breakdown of their games over the years and their results. (Team written first is the home team)
Real Madrid vs Manchester City head-to-head
|18/9/2012||Group Stage||Real Madrid vs Man City||3-2|
|21/11/2012||Group Stage||Man City vs Real Madrid||1-1|
|26/4/2016||Semifinal||Man City vs Real Madrid||0-0|
|4/5/2016||Semifinal||Real Madrid vs Man City||1-0|
|26/2/2020||Round of 16||Real Madrid vs Man City||1-2|
|7/8/2020||Round of 16||Man City vs Real Madrid||2-1|
|26/4/2022||Semifinal||Man City vs Real Madrid||4-3|
|4/5/2022||Semifinal||Real Madrid vs Man City||3-1|
The fans are in for a treat if this year’s semifinal clash is anything like the one witnessed last year. Real Madrid took all the haymakers City threw at them and kept bouncing back, as though they refused to lose the game.
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After leading 4-3 in the first leg, City were comfortable at the Santiago Bernabeu having led 1-0 late in the second half. However, they collapsed in remarkable circumstances as Rodrygo’s late brace sent the tie to extra time. There, Karim Benzema scored a penalty kick to send the Cityzens packing in an unbelievable fashion.