Manchester City travels to Madrid this Wednesday to face off against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu looking to make even more history in the competition. But they'll miss a key player to do it, while the opponents are getting their main man back.
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the pitch after missing three games through injury, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed. The Portuguese had a hamstring problem and did not play the first leg at Etihad Stadium last week, but according to Zidane, the superstar striker is 100% fit and will feature in the Madrid attack.
One of City's biggest stars will not, however. David Silva was ruled out with a hamstring injury of his own, and is not only out for Wednesday's game, but likely for the season. Pablo Zabaleta is also out for City with a calf problem, while Yaya Touré will undergo a fitness test to determine whether or not he'll be able to play through a muscle problem.
Despite getting Ronaldo back, Madrid will miss two key starters at the Bernabéu: 'BBC' member Karim Benzema and defensive midfielder Casemiro did not recover from their injuries in time, and will watch the second leg from the stands.