UCL: Owen Predicts Winner Of Real Madrid, Man City Second Leg
Former England international, Michael Owen, has said Manchester City will beat Real Madrid to qualify for the Champions League final.
The first leg of the semi-final encounter ended 4-3 in favour of City.
However, Owen believes City will pull through the tie to face Liverpool in the final despite going to Santiago Bernabeu in Spain on Wednesday.
“The first leg was a classic. This one should be just as dramatic. For Real, only losing by a goal was a brilliant result for them, and they’ll be hoping for more heroics at the Bernabeu. Benzema has obviously been incredible in this competition. Real will need more of the same if they are to go through.
“For City, I’m not sure how they didn’t win by more. They could have been three or four up in the first half but didn’t take their chances and were left to rue them. There were some excellent performances in the side, but De Bruyne and Silva were simply brilliant.
“If City plays like they did in Manchester, I think they will go through. The atmosphere in Madrid will be amazing, and Real will try to take the game to City. That should suit City, though, and I can see them winning this 2-1,” Owen was quoted by BetVictor as saying.