Real Madrid take on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final and Los Blancos will be looking to join cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition with a win tonight.
Atletico Madrid managed to see off Bayern Munich in the semi-final yesterday and Zidane will be hoping for a similar result against Manchester City.
The home side will be delighted with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star missed the first leg with injury and is expected to start here.
Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas confirmed that Benzema and Casemiro for tonight’s game, but they are good enough to cope without the duo. Casemiro has been outstanding in the midfield for Real Madrid this season and his absence will be a major blow against Manchester City.
Furthermore, the absence of their only out and out striker will also be a setback for Zidane’s side.
Manchester City, on the other hand, will be with most of their key players for this game. Playmaker David Silva is the only high profile absence for the Premier League giants.
Predicted Starting Lineups
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Ronaldo, Vazquez, Bale
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Sterling, Toure, De Bruyne; Aguero