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Manchester City v Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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Pep and his men look to conquer Madrid.

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International Champions Cup 2017 - Manchester City v Real Madrid Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Date/Time: Manchester City v Real Madrid – Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 22:00 GMT (UK); 3:00 EST (USA)

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

Officials

Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Assistant referees: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA), Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)

Video Assistant Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ciro Carbone (ITA)

Fourth official: Daniele Doveri (ITA)

Live Stream/Radio: No live TV coverage (UK); TNT/TUDN (USA)

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Manchester City will visit Madrid in what is probably the most anticipated game at this stage of the competition.

Both teams will look to start strong and they come in adverse form. City is coming off two wins after a short winter break. While, Madrid have struggled all month most lately losing to Levante in the past weekend.

Something will have to give since Madrid are known to turn it up extra for the Champions League. It should be a close and tight game as Pep Guardiola takes on old foe Zinedine Zidane.

Team News:

Raheem Sterling is expected to be available, Leroy Sane will not be available.

Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard are both injured for Real Madrid.

Prediction

A strong side by City and some notable injuries to Madrid give me the feeling Pep and company can pull together a victory. I see City sneaking out a win.

Manchester City 1-0 Real Madrid