And, if their pre-match attire was anything to go off, it’s safe to say that the Premier League champions are feeling ready to take on Madrid.
As Guardiola’s side made their way into the stadium on Tuesday, they were spotted in their pre-match attire which was made in collaboration with fashion brand Dsquared2.
The likes of Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish all sported a simple white shirt that had the Man City badge and the Dsquared2 logo written on it.
Erling Haaland (L) and Kevin De Bruyne (R) arrive in style ahead of City’s clash with Real Madrid, with both players wearing pre-match attire in collaboration with Dsquared2
Jack Grealish had earphones in as he made his way to the Santiago Bernabeu changing rooms
Though there is no branding visible on their jeans, it’s safe to assume that they are also part of the pre-match collection given the identical markings on each pair.
City manager Pep Guardiola sported a different look, which was also part of their work with Dsquared2.
He was seen wearing a black jumper that had the fashion brand’s logo visible on the front.
Some of City’s players – such as Haaland and De Bruyne – opted to have the shirt untucked, as they made their way into the changing rooms.
Central defender Ruben Dias, however, opted to go for a tucked in look ahead of kick-off in Madrid.
In a statement regarding the collaboration, on their website, City claim that Dsquared will ‘dress City’s players in their exclusive pre-match uniforms when they travel for Champions League games.
‘The two brands will also collaborate to maximise their marketing strategies and fans can look forward to unique, co-branded products that celebrate the best of Manchester City and Dsquared2.’
The Premier League outfit will be looking to end their Champions League hoodoo this season, which has long-evaded Guardiola during his time at the club.
And they began their attempt strongly, securing a 1-1 draw away at the Bernabeu, with Vinicius Jnr and Kevin De Bruyne both scoring stunning efforts from range either side of half-time.
As a result, the visitors take a tie back to the Etihad, where they will look to put their home advantage to good use with both sides coming into the clash on level pegging.
The prolific Erling Haaland will be hoping to make his mark on the side that knocked City out of the competition at the same stage last year in the second leg.
The Spanish outfit triumphed 6-5 on aggregate when the two sides met in the semi-finals of the Champions League last year.