Former Real Madrid winger Ángel Di María recently predicted The whites to win the UEFA Champions League this season. Di María stated that his former club would defeat Manchester City in the semifinals.
The Whites recently played out a 1-1 draw against Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final at the Santiago Bernabéu. While everything is on the line in the second leg at the Etihad on May 17, Di María is counting on his former team.
The Juventus striker told The Residency (h/t Madrid Xtra on Twitter):
“I think Real Madrid will beat Manchester City and win the Champions League.”
The Argentine spent four years with The whites. He scored 36 goals and provided 85 assists in 190 games during his time in the Spanish capital.
Di María won a UCL title and a La Liga title among other trophies. She was one of the stars of the show when Los Blancos defeated Atlético Madrid in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon. Di María created Gareth Bale’s headed goal that gave Ancelotti’s side the lead after extra time. The whites they lifted their tenth UCL trophy by beating Atlético Madrid in the final (4-1).
Since then he has played for French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The 35-year-old is currently plying his trade for Serie A giants Juventus. He has made 34 appearances for the Old Lady so far this season, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reacted to the 1-1 draw in the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.
real Madrid‘s 1-1 draw against Manchester City was a hotly contested affair. Vinicius Junior put the locals ahead at the Santiago Bernabéu with his great goal in the 36th minute.
Kevin De Bruyne equalized the scorer when he equalized for City with a shot from outside the box. Speaking to the media after the match, ancelotti reflected on the second leg at the Etihad. He said (via the official Real Madrid website):
“They will press more because they are at home. Our approach was good and we controlled Manchester City well in the second half. We moved the ball more and created more chances. In the first half we didn’t have much patience to play with the ball outside. We could have had more of the ball in the first 20 minutes, like we did in the second half.”
He Champions League The semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City will take place on May 17.