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Man City discount Real Madrid ticket prices after PSG backlash

Manchester City will discount ticket prices for ever-present Champions League fans at the semifinal home leg against Real Madrid after a backlash over costs in the previous round.

City faced criticism when they announced the cost of tickets for the Paris Saint-Germain game, which saw supporters charged up to £60 for a seat.

The fixture -- the first Champions League quarterfinal in the club's history -- was a sellout, but officials have now decided to offer a deal for the semifinal to fans who have attended all five of this season's Champions League home matches.

Those fans will get a £10 reduction on ticket prices for the last-four first leg clash on April 26.

City said in a statement: "As we mark this historic moment in the club's history, we felt it was a fitting time to recognise the loyal and tireless support of our fans who have been with us for every step of this competition."

Man City fans with Pellegrini banner
Dedicated Manchester City fans can get a discount on their Champions League semifinal ticket.

More than 20,000 fans have attended all three group games and the knockout games against Dynamo Kiev and PSG.

Season ticket holders and members who have not attended every match will receive a £5 discount.

ESPN FC reported last week that City were going to review their ticket prices after criticism over the PSG game.

Influential fans' group the 1894 Group said at the time: "Our view is that the club have not shown any consistency on pricing for this competition, which has resulted in thousands of empty seats for games. The prices were too high for too long."

Seats for the game against Real Madrid will still cost £60 for fans who are not members or season ticket holders.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.

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