Man City vs Real Madrid: Pep Guardiola seeks to set Champions League record ahead of cracker

Manchester City manager, Pep Gaudiolar is reportedly in line to set an incredible recorded tonight, when his side clash with Real Madrid in the first leg of the Championship League semi-final tie, Newspremises has learnt.

The Blue side of the Manchester have set up a crunch meeting with Real in the last four of the Championship League after seeing off Atletico Madrid in the quarters.

According to report provided via Sports Brief, Tuseday Tuesday night, April 26, clash will present Guardiola with the opportunity of facing Real Madrid for the 20th time in his managerial career.

Most of the Spaniard’s clashes with the Santiago Bernabeu side came during his reign as Barcelona boss.

Guardiola has come up against Real Madrid twice in the Champions League – winning against the Los Blancos on both occasions.

The 51-year-old’s first meeting with Real in the European competition was a decade ago when his then Barcelona side won 3-1 on aggregate in the semis.

As Manchester City manager, Pep led the Citizens to a 4-2 thrilling aggregate win over Real Madrid during the 2019/20 campaign, eliminating the La Liga side from the competition in the Round of 16.

Should City edge past Real Madrid over the two legs this season, Guardiola would become the first manager in the Champions League history to eliminate the 13-time European champions on three occasions in the continental showpiece competition.

Guardiola’s only defeat against Real in the UCL came during his tenure as Bayern boss when Los Blancos won 5-0 on aggregate against the Bavarians.

In terms of head-to-head, City have met with Real on six occasions, with both teams winning twice each and the other two fixtures ending in draws.

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