Real Madrid v Manchester City: Champions League last 16, first leg – live!

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“Man City have only failed to score twice in their last 32 Champions League matches, and one of those was against Spurs when they missed a penalty,” notes Phil Grey. “So good chance of an away goal then, although I do wonder who’d take the penalty if they got one. Who’s left who hasn’t missed one? Ederson?”

Ederson is apparently the best penalty-taker at the club in training, but then I suppose he’s the only one who never has to face Ederson. Guardiola isn’t keen on having his goalkeeper stranded upfield should he ever fail, so he remains untried in matches.

Pep Guardiola has a brief chat with BT Sport. The headlines: Fernandinho is on the bench because he “is not in top, top, top condition”. Sterling, meanwhile, “could play from the beginning, but 90 minutes, I don’t know”.

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