Begiristain: Madrid can be unstoppable

Manchester City sporting director Txiki Begiristain admits Real Madrid “can be unstoppable” ahead of the two clubs’ Champions League semi-final tie.

Madrid face City in a rematch of the 2012-13 group stage, when they drew and beat the Premier League club, and Begiristain – formerly of Barcelona and pictured, left – hinted Los Blancos were favourites.

“At the Bernabeu, [Madrid] can be unstoppable. It’s a great tie,” he said after the draw.

“Madrid are capable of causing all sorts of problems. The difficulty is there, it’s in their history.

“They’re capable of turning anything around, but if we’re strong and lively in attack then we can eliminate them.”

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