Txiki Begiristain's instant reaction to Manchester City v Real Madrid draw

The City director of football feels Real Madrid can be unstoppable.

Manchester City now know who they will face in the semi-final of the Champions League. Manuel Pellegrini will get to face his former club Real Madrid in the final four.

City, who knocked out Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals this week, will be hopeful of getting the better of Real – who struggled to beat German side Wolfsburg in the final eight.

Now there has been an instant reaction from Manchester City regarding the tie.

The club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain has been speaking to AS immediately after the draw and admitted that Real, on their day, are unstoppable:

"Real Madrid have shown that in the return leg at the Bernabéu, they are unstoppable"

Madrid trailed Wolfsburg 2-0 in their quarter-final tie but won 3-0 at the Bernabeu to turn it on its head and make the final four.

Begiristain, who will know plenty about Real considering his experience of Spanish football, is right to be wary.

On their day Real are fantastic but Manchester City will probably rather face them then the other semi-finalists Bayern Munich or Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City will be hoping to halt the march of Europe’s most decorated club as Pellegrini looks to end his career in England on a high.

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