Flying high in Europe… LaLiga champions Real Madrid jet off to Manchester for last throw of Champions League dice as they look for comeback over City
- The Real Madrid squad are making their way to England to face Manchester City
- Zinedine Zidane’s side must overturn a 2-1 deficit from first leg of the last-16 tie
- Sergio Ramos travelled with the squad despite being suspended for the game
The Real Madrid squad have started their journey to England ahead of their Champions League clash away to Manchester City on Friday.
City have a 2-1 lead from the first leg in the last-16 tie having secured victory when the sides met at The Bernabeu in February.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is suspended after being sent off in the closing stages of the first leg, but he is still travelling to England to give his team support.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos travelled with the squad despite being suspended
Eden Hazard made the trip to England as Real prepare to take on Manchester City on Friday
Ramos was pictured wearing a suit and a mask as he boarded the plane.
The likes of Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema smiled as they posed for a picture, while Eden Hazard was also in good spirits.
Another player who won’t be involved at the Etihad Stadium is Gareth Bale, who was left out of Real’s travelling squad.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is determined for his team to overturn a 2-1 first leg deficit
Bale has been used sparingly recently having fallen out of favour with Zinedine Zidane.
Mariano Diaz was also not included after he recently tested positive for Covid-19.
The winners of this tie will face Lyon or Juventus in the quarter-finals.
Real will go into the game with confidence having been crowned LaLiga champions.