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Manchester City face crunch time in the Champions League tonight as they welcome in La Liga giants Real Madrid to Manchester.

City are aiming to reach a second successive European final alongside their battle to retain the Premier League title.

However, Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the game, with defensive injuries impacting his line-up.

Joao Cancelo misses out through suspension with Kyle Walker and John Stones both facing late fitness checks.

If the pair does miss out, Guardiola could be forced to slot Nathan Ake in at full back with Ruben Dias anchor the centre of his back line.

As for the visitors, full back pair Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy are both back fit, with Luka Modric and Casemiro also returning after being rested last time out.

And this one kicks off with an 8pm start tonight at the Etihad Stadium.

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