Manchester City and Real Madrid are looking forward to excluding each other's team and continuing in the UEFA Champions League.
On the 7th of this month, the "Citizens" will host the royal team in the second leg of the final of the continental competition after winning the first leg in the Bernabeu 2-1.
However, Pep Guardiola's men, who lost the Premier League title, finished second behind Liverpool, and became the strongest team in European championship history with 102 goals, beating Bayern Munich, the previous record holder with 100 goals.
This means that the most powerful attack in Europe will confront Zinedine Zidane’s men, who have the strongest defense on the continent.
The Merengue won the title of League, relying on the balance between attack and defense, especially the last one, which was accompanied by the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, a powerful dam in which most of the opponents' attacks were destroyed.
But in the Champions League and in the face of a thirsty team for the title Kalman City, Zidane must change his strategy that he adopted in the League because he is playing a match against the team of all his players capable of shaking the net, and "Zizou" does not have a top scorer who can score the net except Karim Benzema, and his team has scored only 70 goals (including 21 Benzema) throughout the season, while conceding 25 goals, 10 goals less than Man City received.
The numbers indicate that Man City has 13 players who scored this season's goals in their lead: Raheem Sterling (20 goals), Sergio Aguero (16 goals), Gabriel Jesus (14 goals), Kevin de Bruyne (13 goals) and Riyadh Mahrez (11 goals).
On the other hand, the Real Madrid players, except for Eder Militao and Ibrahim Diaz, have scored this season, noting defender Sergio Ramos, captain of the team, was ranked second in the list of Royal Scorer with 11 goals, who will be absent from facing the City because of being sent back, and after that Casemiro and Tony Cruz come with four goals For both of them.
"Zizou" is facing a major dilemma, as he needs to score in order to win the match and at the same time keep the dangerous Man City attack away from his area and keep the nets clean.