Casemiro claims Real Madrid will benefit from playing on the road to Manchester City without fans trailing.
Madrid will fly to Etihad Stadium on Friday for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League match against Pep Guardiola’s City, having lost the opener 2-1 before the coronavirus break.
And Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro said playing at Manchester City behind closed doors might help LaLiga holders overcome their Champions League deficit.
“Without fans, it’s a different game,” Brazil international Casemiro told.
Madrid has a mountain to conquer in Manchester, but star Casemiro thinks the side of Zinedine Zidane will enjoy playing on the road without fans:
“It will be a very good game and difficult for both sides, but we’re Real Madrid and we know we have a chance to go through.
“They won’t have their fans and that might favour us a little.
“But the players are the same, the coach is the same and we all know that the difficulty level will be the same because they’re a great team.”
Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne denounced Madrid’s loss at Santiago Bernabeu in February, which had captain Sergio Ramos sent off in the Spanish capital.