Premier League leaders Man City are looking to reach the quarter-finals for the fourth straight season under Pep Guardiola, though they didn’t go beyond that stage and have never got to the final.
A look at what’s happening in the second-leg matches of the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday:
MANCHESTER CITY vs BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
The teams return to Budapest, Hungary, where City carved out a 2-0 lead in the first leg three weeks ago thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.
The English Premier League leaders are looking to reach the quarter-finals for the fourth straight season under Pep Guardiola, though they didn’t go beyond that stage and have never got to the final.
City rested key players such as Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling against Fulham at the weekend and have won 23 of their last 24 games in all competitions.
Monchengladbach are on a six-game losing run and, if eliminated, are unlikely to return to the Champions League next season having dropped to 10th place in the Bundesliga.
REAL MADRID vs ATALANTA
Coach Zinedine Zidane will be able to count on a few other players who missed the first leg because of injuries, including captain Sergio Ramos and veteran left back Marcelo. Midfielder Casemiro is suspended on accumulation of yellow cards.
Atalanta defender Remo Freuler won’t play because of his red card in the first leg, but coach Gian Piero Gasperini will have almost a full squad available for the match at Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in Madrid’s training complex.
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