Manchester City already have an advantage in Champions League against Real Madrid - with key four players at risk of second leg suspension

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Manchester City head into their Champions League against Real Madrid with an early advantage, with four players from the Spanish side at risk of being suspended for the second leg.

In the Champions League, players who pick up three yellow cards in that season's competition will receive a one-game suspension, with all players' accumulated cards wiped following the conclusion of the quarter-finals. This means it is impossible to miss the final due to the yellow card rule. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.