Manchester City v Real Madrid – The key questions after first leg of semi-final

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Manchester City and Real Madrid fought out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.

They now head to the Etihad next week with all to play for.

Here, the PA news agency looks at what lies in store in the return clash.

Does home advantage now give City the edge?

Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne scored a superb equaliser for City in the Bernabeu (Nick Potts/PA)

Yet the tie could still go either way couldn’t it?

Of course it could. City played very well at the Bernabeu and the draw was the least they deserved, but they still gave up chances. Both goalkeepers made excellent saves at various points and the scoreline could easily have been different. City will be well aware Real, with the likes of Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the side, are more than good enough to take chances next time.

How much will Real’s big-game experience matter?

Real Madrid celebrate winning the Champions League in 2022
Real Madrid know what it takes to win the competition (Adam Davy/PA)

What possible changes to the line-ups could there be?

Riyad Mahrez
City have a potential game-changer in reserve in Riyad Mahrez (Nick Potts/PA)

Could games this weekend affect the picture?

Everton fans set off smoke flares outside Goodison Park
City head to Goodison Park this weekend (Peter Byrne/PA)

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