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The UEFA Champions League semifinals begin on Tuesday (catch all the action on CBS and Paramount+) with a massive clash in England when Manchester City host Real Madrid in the first of two legs. These two teams have lots of recent history in this competition. They met in the 2015/16 semifinals with Real winning, while City bounced Los Blancos in the round of 16 in the 2019/20 edition of the competition. They've met six times all time, with two wins for reach and two draws. This time around, City are the favorites to advance, but Carlo Ancelotti's team have taken care of PSG and Chelsea, feeling confident they can do the same here with Pep Guardiola's side.

Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:

Tuesday's broadcast schedule

Wednesday's broadcast schedule

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How to watch and odds

  • Date: Tuesday, April 26 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Etihad Stadium -- Manchester, England
  • TV: CBS | Live stream: Paramount+
  • Studio coverage: Kate Abdo, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards
    Commentators: Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
    On-site reporters: Peter Schmeichel, Jules Breach and Guillem Balagué
  • Odds: Man City -215; Draw +360; Real Madrid +575 (via Caesars Sportsbook) 


Man City: For the favorites, star fullback Joao Cancelo is suspended for the match. There are no major injury concerns, and no player will miss the next match if they get a yellow in this one as the accumulation is reset following the quarterfinals. While the attack will get their chances, the big concern for Guardiola will be stopping Karim Benzema. Expect Ruben Dias to be tasked with tracking the Frenchman often.

Real Madrid: No injuries of note for Real, even including the struggling Eden Hazard, and that combined with no suspensions means Ancelotti will have pretty much everybody at his disposal. There should not be any real surprises in the starting XI, but don't be shocked if they approach this match very defensively, especially in the middle. They must slow down the pace and frustrate City to come away with something.


Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne score in the first leg and City take a small advantage to Spain. Pick: Man City 2, Real Madrid 1