Manchester City Will Clash with Real Madrid for the Second Leg of the Champions League

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The date for the second leg of the Real Madrid Champions League is likely to be the last-16 clash with Manchester City on August 7.

The dates for the second legs of Barcelona-Napoli, Juventus-Lyon and Bayern Munich-Chelsea will also be determined soon, say Marca.

If the fixture begins in Manchester on that day, it’s going to be 174 days since Pep Guardiola’s side won the first leg 2-1 at the Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

In case of this plan going off without change, Los Blancos will start the game with almost three months of work under their belts. Zinedine Zidane’s team will have been training for a few weeks and will play their 11 remaining LaLiga Santander matches, ending by the end of July.

It all depends on UEFA, though. UEFA must make a final statement on the scheduling of the Champions League and the Europa League at its Executive Board meeting on 27 May.

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