Is Real Madrid vs Manchester City on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Champions League semi-final

Real Madrid host the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City as they continue to chase another European trophy.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have already progressed beyond two English clubs in the knockout rounds, showing all of their competition-winning acumen in beating Liverpool and Chelsea.

But the Spanish capital club know they will face a significantly stronger side with the Premier League leaders in town.

Manchester City are in outstanding form and desperately covet the continental crown that has so far eluded them.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Real Madrid vs Manchester City?

Real Madrid vs Manchester City is due to kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday 9 May at the Bernabeu in Madrid.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the first leg live on BT Sport 1, with coverage on the channel from 7pm BST. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app or online player.

Team news

Real Madrid are dealing with a couple of defensive issues, with Eder Militao suspended for this fixture and Ferland Mendy still battling a calf injury. Luka Modric should, however, be fit to start after overcoming his hamstring issue to feature in the Copa del Rey win on Sunday.

Kevin De Bruyne returned to the starting Manchester City side against Leeds in a timely boost for Pep Guardiola, though Nathan Ake’s second half substitution during that encounter is cause for concern. The Dutch defender’s hamstring injury could rule him out.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Modric, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.


Real Madrid win 9/4

Draw 47/17

Manchester City win 5/4


A draw leaves things intriguingly poised ahead of the second leg. Real Madrid 2-2 Manchester City