Real Madrid’s visit to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 will not be easy. Los Blancos have gained momentum and confidence after winning their 34th La Liga title, but their 1-2 loss at the Bernabeu in the first leg played before the quarantine is an extremely difficult result to overcome.
Even more, they will be without Sergio Ramos, while Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero – injured – and Benjamin Mendy – suspended -.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Hazard, Benzema.
And the absence of a player challenged the journalists: Gareth Bale is not present. The question about the absence of the player was put to his coach, Zinédine Zidane. And it is to everyone’s surprise that we learn that it was Gareth Bale himself who did not wish to participate: