Manchester City vs Real Madrid, live! Score, updates, how to watch, lineups


Manchester City vs Real Madrid will be an incredible UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday (kick off, 3pm ET) as Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti lock horns at the Etihad Stadium.

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City have swept by Sporting Lisbon and battled past Atletico Madrid so far in the knockout round, but this is their biggest challenge. Guardiola knows his time at City will only be deemed a roaring success if he can win the Champions League trophy and this season perhaps represents City’s best chance. The 2020-21 runners up have produced their best form for the big nights in Europe so far this campaign (against PSG and Atletico Madrid in particular) and they will have to do that once again to beat the La Liga leaders who they knocked out at the last 16 stage in 2019-20.

Carlo Ancelotti’s experience side needed extra time to get past Chelsea in the quarterfinals but with Karim Benzema in sensational form up top, Luka Modric pulling the strings in midfield and a solid, dependable squad who have been in this situation so many times before, Real will be ready for the fight. With the La Liga title all but secured, Real can now focus fully on the Champions League.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Real Madrid.

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How to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid live, stream link, and start time

Kick off: 3pm ET Tuesday (April 26)
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Manchester City vs Real Madrid live updates

81′ — PENALTY!! Aymeric Laporte’s headed big to clear a cross then hit his outstretched arm and Karim Benzema heads to the spot, chipping the penalty home for a GOAL. 4-3, Man City.

74′ — GOOOOOAAAALLL, 4-2!! It’s a fourth for Man City as Bernardo Silva scores a sensational goal after Oleksandr Zinchenko was cut down by Toni Kroos and the referee played advantage, Silva turning into the box and smashing home inside the near post.

55′ — GOOOOAAAAALLLL, 3-2!!! Vinicius gets his revenge on Fernandinho, blazing by the makeshift right back and Aymeric Laporte cannot make up the ground. Vinicius gets to the doorstep of Ederson before slotting behind the keeper.

53′ —- GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!! Fernandinho beats Vinicius Junior to a loose ball and feeds the ball to the back post, where Foden victimizes Carvajal (again) for 3-1. Wow. A shellacking.

47′ — GAFFE!! Eder Militao bungles the chance to take the ball off of a lunging Riyad Mahrez, instead putting the Algerian through on goal. Mahrez beats the keeper but not the far post, and Phil Foden blasts the rebound on goal but it’s cleared off the line by Carvajal.


Shot attempts: Man City 7, Real Madrid 5
Shots on goal: Man City 2, Real Madrid 2
Possession: Man City 60, Real Madrid 40

HT — MAN CITY 2, REAL MADRID 1 — Pep Guardiola won’t be angry to be leading but he’ll know that Benzema goal could’ve been the only Real goal in a five-goal first half. Carlo Ancelotti will be super relieved to be trailing by just one goal.

36′ — Real wins another corner, and now City has to make a change as John Stones limps off. With Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo unavailable through injury and suspensions, respectively, Fernandinho enters the fray to take the captain’s armband and slide into right back. Will Real be able to take advantage of the veteran midfielder’s new positionm.

34′ — GOOOOOAAALLLLL! Real is back in the fight and Man City will be lamenting those wasted chances. Ferland Mendy’s hopeful cross and expertly turned inside the goal by Karim Benzema — of course it’s him — and we’re back in a one-goal game.

31′ — Another miss, and just!!! De Bruyne hits Foden with an entry into the box but the Englishman’s first touch is not perfect and he’s dragged his shot just wide of the far post. Still 2-0 City. Could be four.

27′ — Riyad Mahrez WYD?!?!? The Algerian gets the benefit of De Bruyne’s hard work at midfield and is rushing down on Thibaut Courtois. Mahrez has a not easy but also not terribly difficult cut back for Phil Foden, but instead carves a shot off the outside of the goal. It really should’ve been 3-0. If you take that shot, you’d better know it’s going in…

18′ — It’s only barely getting better for Real Madrid, which has now had some time with the ball but still looks somewhat shook when Man City takes the wheel. Bernardo Silva now leaves the ball for De Bruyne as City works forward, passing the ball with ease until Carvajal forces a throw-in.

10′ — GOOOOOOOAAALLLL!!!! 2-0, MAN CITY — This time De Bruyne’s on the service, and David Alaba scraps with Gabriel Jesus for the ball only to see it break for the Brazilian. The man who scored four goals against Watford on Saturday makes it five in four days. Wow. What a start.

2′ — GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! — Riyad Mahrez parts the seas on the right side and swerves a ball over a pack of players to a diving Kevin De Bruyne, whose brave header beats the ball just in front of Dani Carvajal’s high kick and it’s 1-0 to City.

2:50pm ET: The lineups see some heavyweights on the bench, as Casemiro, Marco Asensio, and Isco won’t start for Real Madrid and Raheem Sterling, Iljay Gundogan, and Jack Grealish are subs for Man City. Joao Cancelo is suspended for City and Kyle Walker misses out on a start. How much will those absences affect the Premier League leaders.

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup

Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchemko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus

Real Madrid team news, injuries, lineup

Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Modric, Kroos, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, Benzema

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Italy vs England: How to watch live, stream link, team news


England will begin their EURO 2024 quest the same way they finished their heartbreaking EURO 2020 campaign: facing Italy, now two-time champions of Europe, on Thursday.

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The two European giants faced off in the 2020 final (in the summer of 2021) at Wembley Stadium in London, and it was the Italians who triumphed in the penalty shootout after playing to a 1-1 draw after regular time and extra time.

Italy and England are joined in Group C by Ukraine, North Macedonia and Malta. The sides that finish 1st and 2nd in the group will qualify for next summer’s tournament in Germany.

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Here is everything you need for Italy vs England. 

How to watch Italy vs England live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 3:45pm ET, Thursday (March 23)
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli

Italy squad

Goalkeepers – Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Claudio Carnesecchi (Cremonese), Wladimiro Falcone (Lecce)

Defenders – Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter Milan), Francesco Acerbi (Inter Milan), Emerson Palmieri (West Ham), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Alessio Romagnoli (Lazio), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino)

Midfielders – Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain), Jorginho (Arsenal), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Monza), Sandro Tonali (AC Milan), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo)

Forwards – Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham), Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds), Simone Pafundi (Udinese), Mateo Retegui (Tigre)

England squad

Goalkeepers – Jordan Pickford (Everton), Fraser Forster (Tottenham), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders – Kyle Walker (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Reece James (Chelsea), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace)

Midfielders – Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)

Forwards – Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Manchester City), James Maddison (Leicester), Ivan Toney (Brentford)

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Ivan Toney – Video of all his Premier League goals in 2022-23


Ivan Toney has proven himself a bona fide Premier League striker, as he chases a 20-goal season and closes in on 30 scored across two top-flight campaigns, after just one (record-setting) season in the Championship.

Toney bagged a sensational 31 goals in 45 second-division games as Brentford won Premier League promotion in 2020-21, but there were (reasonable) questions about those goals translating to the best league in the world.

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He finished 11th in the PL with 12 goals last season, and now Toney is up to 16 goals through the Bees’ first 27 games this season — 3rd-most currently, behind only Erling Haaland’s 28 goals (WATCH HERE) and Harry Kane’s 21 (WATCH HERE).

Below you will find every Ivan Toney goal video from the 2022-23 Premier League season so far.

Goal vs Southampton – March 15, 2023

Goal vs Fulham – March 6, 2023

Goal vs Arsenal – February 11, 2023

Goal vs Bournemouth – January 14, 2023

Goal vs West Ham – December 30, 2022

Goal vs Tottenham – December 26, 2022

2 goals vs Manchester City – November 12, 2022

2 goals vs Brighton – October 14, 2022

Goal vs Newcastle – October 8, 2022

Hat trick vs Leeds – September 3, 2022

Goal vs Fulham – August 20, 2022

Goal vs Leicester – August 7, 2022

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New deadline looms for Manchester United bids


A new deadline is looming for potential new owners of Manchester United, as our partners in the UK at Sky Sports say the deadline for second offers is Wednesday, March 22.

They add that up to eight bids are expected, while INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has told The Wall Street Journal he won’t pay a ‘stupid price’ for the Red Devils.

The Glazer family continue to explore either the full or partial sale of the Premier League giants.

It has been widely reported by ESPN and Sky Sports that two bids, one from Ratcliffe and another led by Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, are the frontrunners as the Glazers look at all of their available options.

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Over the last few months the American family have been seeking potential investors in Manchester United and they have not been short of suitors.

Presentations have been taking place between potential new owners and investors and the Man United hierarchy over the last few weeks.

The latest updates

Two bids have now taken center stage as they arrived before the first, well-documented, deadline.

One is from INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who failed to buy Chelsea last year but was always said to prefer a bid for his boyhood club Manchester United.

“How do you decide the price of a painting? How do you decide the price of a house? It’s not related to how much it cost to build or how much it cost to paint. What you don’t want to do is pay stupid prices for things because then you regret it subsequently,” Ratcliffe told The Wall Street Journal.

Another bid is led by Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is seeking full control of the club and is the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank as his father was the former prime minister of Qatar.

The Glazer family bought United in 2005 for $1.4 billion and it is believed they are now asking over $7.3 billion for a full sale of the club.

Statement from INEOS

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS confirmed they have ‘submitted a bid for majority ownership of Manchester United’ and went into more detail on their plans.

“We would see our role as the long-term custodians of Manchester United on behalf of the fans and the wider community. We are ambitious and highly competitive and would want to invest in Manchester United to make them the number one club in the world once again.

“We also recognise that football governance in this country is at a crossroads. We would want to help lead this next chapter, deepening the culture of English football by making the club a beacon for a modern, progressive, fan-centred approach to ownership. We want a Manchester United anchored in its proud history and roots in the northwest of England, putting the Manchester back into Manchester United and clearly focusing on winning the Champions League.”

Statement from Qatari bid

The Qatari bid, led by Sheikh Jassim, promised that their offer is ‘completely debt free’ and they want United to become ‘the greatest football club in the world’ during their stewardship of the club.

“The bid will be completely debt free via Sheikh Jassim’s Nine Two Foundation, which will look to invest in the football teams, the training center, the stadium and wider infrastructure, the fan experience and the communities the club supports.

“The vision of the bid is for Manchester United Football Club to be renowned for footballing excellence, and regarded as the greatest football club in the world.”

USMNT roster for Nations League features Gio Reyna, no Tyler Adams


The USMNT will be without captain Tyler Adams when they play a pair of CONCACAF Nations League games later this month, but they will have 13 members of the 2022 World Cup squad, including Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna, as confirmed by U.S. Soccer on Wednesday.

The Yanks will also not have Timothy Weah, who suffered a scary concussion for Lille versus Toulouse on Sunday. He’s been replaced by AZ Alkmaar’s Djordje Mihailovic.

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Adams will miss the games against Gernada (March 24) and El Salvador (March 27) after suffering a hamstring injury during a recent training session with Leeds United.

Reyna’s place within the team and program had come into question in the weeks and months since the World Cup, with events and an investigation transpiring involving former/a candidate to remain USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter and Gio’s parents, Claudio and Danielle. Interim head coach Anthony Hudson explained Reyna’s inclusion as a decision to “move forward.”

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“It became a bit more complex in the months since the World Cup, but as far as we’re concerned Gio is a part of our program,” Hudson said. “He’s a good guy and a top talent, and he is evaluated like any other player. We made the roster decisions based on what gives the team the best opportunity to win these games, and we brought him in because we think he can help us do that.”

Full USMNT roster for 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League

Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough), Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders (8): Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Tim Ream (Fulham/), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach/), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City)

Midfielders (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Leeds United), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Alan Sonora (Juárez), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards (6): Taylor Booth (Utrecht), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America)

EDIT: Tim Weah (Lille) was originally called up, but exited due to a head injury.

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