Let's be honest. Nobody except Real Madrid fans want to see them win another Champions League. Having accomplished that feat just two season ago, fans (read: me) do not want to see Cristiano Ronaldo lifting another Champions League trophy. After the midseason firing of Rafa Benitez, Zinedine Zidane has Real Madrid on the verge of a potential La Liga and Champions League "double".
Manchester City are looking at the end of an era with hope to the next. This is the final season of manger Manuel Pellegrini with Pep Guardiola joining the club in the summer. While Pellegrini has already brought them the impossible with the 2013-14 English Premier League, figuring out a way to win the Champions League before departing would be a huge accomplishment for the Chilean.
This is the sixth straight semifinal appearance for Real Madrid. However, they've only managed to make it to the Final once in those appearances. For Manchester City, this is the farthest that they've ever advanced in the Champions League.
The second leg will be in Madrid on May 4. Who will leave England with the advantage?
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Time: 7:45 pm local time, 2:45 pm ET
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