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Manchester City Face Real Madrid In UEFA Champions League Semi Final

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, who won their group ahead of French champions Paris Saint-Germain, have been rewarded with home and away legs against German giants Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side, having had to make do with finishing second in their group behind Barcelona, will play Ligue 1 side Monaco, hosting the principality side in the first leg. The third Premier League club still involved in the competition, English champions Leicester CIty, won their group and as a result are set to take on Spanish side Sevilla. Elsewhere, holders Real Madrid will lock horns with Serie A side Napoli, and fellow Spanish giants Barcelona take on Paris Saint-Germain. RELATED NEWS STORIES: Arsenal and Liverpool Fans Think We Look Like Champions, For Sure – Ex-Chelsea Star Arsene Wenger Sets Minimum Absence Period For Shkodran Mustafi Yes, Stance Has Changed, But No Asking Price Set – Wolfsburg Sporting Director On Arsenal Target Pace, Power, Teams Will Struggle To Contain Arsenal, Stoke Boss Admits Class Is Permanent – Leeds United Star Hails Jamie Vardy’s Hat-Trick Portuguese giants Benfica meanwhile have to contend with Borussia Dortmund for a place in the quarter-finals. The second Portuguese side still involved, FC Porto, are to take on Juventus. Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen meanwhile play Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid. The Round of 16 first legs are due to be played over 14th to 15th and 21st to 22nd of February, with the return legs being set for 7th to 8th and 14th to 15th March. The final this season is at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 3rd June. 2016/17 Champions League Round of 16 Draw Manchester City vs Monaco Real Madrid vs Napoli Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich vs Arsenal FC Porto vs Juventus Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Sevilla vs Leicester City

English side Manchester City will square up against Spanish giants Real Madrid in their first ever UEFA Champions League semi final appearance.

The first leg of the two leg encounter will take place at the Etihad on Tuesday night, leaving Manchester City with the opportunity to fashion out a home advantage before heading to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have exceeded expectation in the Champions league with just a handful of people tipping them to go past the group stages. They have the individual brilliance of some players as well as a calm head to thank for their eventual progress.

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They face a Real Madrid side who are trailing Barcelona in the La Liga and needed to pull a terrific comeback against Wolfsburg to qualify for the semi final. Real Madrid possesses an attacking threat that is truly deadly but if both teams have anything in common, its their shaky defence.

Real Madrid hardly seem to be able to go through a match without conceding two goals while City’s pairing of Mangala and Otamendi looks shakier than three men with Parkinson’s disease. It will gladden City fans to hear of the return of captain Vincent Kompany who is something of a calming influence at the back.

Real Madrid face Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League Semi Final

Real Madrid face Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League Semi Final

This match is definitely going to see a lot of goals and it remains to be seen if Zinedine Zidane can guide Madrid to a UEFA Champions League final in his first season as manager.

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