This is an even tougher challenge for Real Madrid than the previous match against Roma. Manchester City, although somewhat overrated, have bigger stars and quality players who can harm the team's defensive line, so Benítez's players will need to stay focused in order to show defensive composure.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; Cristiano, Bale, Isco; Benzema.
Manchester City Starting XI: Hart, Sagna, Denayer, Humphreys, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Delph, Nasri, Silva, Sterling.
This time, Benítez has decided to start what will likely be his strongest team, combining Isco with Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema. This means that Real Madrid will play with a considerably weaker side during the second half.
Manchester City start a very strong team as well, so the first 45 minutes should be really interesting. Will Real Madrid be able to display some creativity and beat Pellegrini's City? How will the reserves fare during the second half?