Real Madrid vs Man City

Real Madrid vs Man City WAGS. Images via Instagram

Real Madrid vs Man City: Meet the WAGS behind UCL semi-finalists

From a TV presenter to a reality TV star, a former waitress and more: These are WAGS who will be cheering on Real Madrid and Man City.

Real Madrid vs Man City

Real Madrid vs Man City WAGS. Images via Instagram

Football fans are in for a big clash on Tuesday, 9 May, when Real Madrid host Man City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) semi-finals.

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This is not the first time that the two teams meet in the competition. They produced a semi-final for the ages in last season’s UCL, a thrilling first leg at the Etihad Stadium finishing 4-3 to Pep Guardiola’s home side.

In the second leg, when Riyad Mahrez gave City a 5-3 aggregate lead in the 73rd minute, the Cityzens were on course to secure a final alongside Liverpool.

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However, two stunning goals in injury time from Rodrygo forced the match to go to extra time. In the end, Karim Benzema ultimately made the difference, converting a penalty to give Los Blancos a 6-5 aggregate win.

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When the two teams meet on Tuesday, the Santiago Bernabéu will be packed with not only the Real Madrid and Man City fans, but also with the footballers’ WAGS (wives and girlfriends).

Meet the WAGS…



Karim Benzema’s girlfriend (36) used to work as a waitress in Las Vegas. Last month, the couple became parents to their first child together. However, for the footballer, the new baby is his fourth child.


Argentinian sports journalist and presenter, Mina Bonino, married Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde last year – two years after the birth of their son.

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Real Madrid youngster Rodrygo is in a relationship with Instagram influencer and fitness enthusiast Luana Atik Lopes, 24. Rodrygo, 22, made the relationship public in 2022.


Maria Julia Mazalli is Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr’s girlfriend. She is popular for her influencer posts and her appearance on the Brazilian reality TV show De Férias com o Ex.



Taylor Ward is a reality TV star who is now married to Man City winger Riyad Mahrez. The couple got married in 2021 and welcomed their daughter in July last year.

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Ines Tomaz is set to marry Bernardo Silva this year. The pair has been together since 2020 and announced their engagement in 2022.


Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne’s wife is Michele Lacroix. She is originally from Genk, studied at the University of Hasselt in Belgium. Michele gave birth to Mason Milian De Bruyne in 2016. A year later they got married. Their second son, Rome, was born in October 2018 and they welcomed their third son, Suri, in September 2020.

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Sara Gundogan moved to England from Germany with Ilkay Gundogan in 22016. She is a TV presenter and model. The couple wed last year and welcomed their first baby together in March this year.