Manchester City XI vs Real Madrid: Confirmed squad news, starting line-up, latest injury for today’s game

The experienced right-back has been sidelined since injuring his ankle in the last-eight goalless draw with Atletico last month, missing each of the last five matches in all competitions.

But Walker starts the decisive second leg against Real at the Bernabeu, having resumed training the day before the match. Manager Pep Guardiola said yesterday he would make a late decision.

“Kyle trained today and he will travel,” Guardiola said on Tuesday. “[On Wednesday] we’ll decide – there are three weeks left without training but we’re glad he’s back.


City’s full-back options suddenly look much healthier, with Joao Cancelo also back after being suspended for the classic seven-goal Etihad last week for earning his third booking in the competition against Atletico .

Guardiola is however still without John Stones, who returned from injury in a surprise right-back role against Real before hobbling in the first half and staying out for the 4-0 demolition of Leeds in Premier League on Saturday at Elland Road.

Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez start in the front three for City – Mahrez in particular will be looking to be more clinical in front of goal than he was last week.

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Jesus, Foden

Subtitles: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Egan-Riley, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia

Wednesday 8pm BST, BT Sport

Place: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid

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