This two-legged match is a giants struggle that deserves the semi-finals Champions League. Manchester City faces the leader of the English Premier League, Real Madrid, who are heading towards the Spanish championship. City have already knocked out one team from Madrid – Atlético. Real, in turn, defeated two other giants of European football – Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea. But only one of these giants can advance to the Grand Final in Paris.
The meeting at Al Ittihad Stadium was very impressive, and the shot started in the second minute of the match with a pass from Riyad Mahrez Kevin. De Bruyne He did a great job in the penalty area and surprised Thibaut Courtois with his head from a few meters away.
A few minutes later, in the 11th minute, it was 2-0 for City. This time it was De Bruyne who played in the penalty area, as Gabriel Jesus took advantage of David Alaba’s fatal error and confidently increased the score from close-up.
City kept pushing, and Real were shocked. The hosts had two big chances for the third goal but missed on the counterattack Mahrez and Phil Foden. Meanwhile, Real showed after half an hour of play that he could never be deleted. First, David Alaba missed a headshot, and in the 33rd minute the guests managed to score a contact goal. After Ferland Mendy’s cross, Karim Benzema showed an accurate shot from the air.
It was 2:1 until the end of the first half and the second half of the match started with a double chance for Mahrez and Foden. The Algerian hit the post and the Englishman Danny Carvajal, who was standing on the goal line, hit the post. But in the 53rd minute, Foden hit the net anyway. This time, Fernandinho showed great work on the right flank and after Foden’s cross he hit the net from close range.
However, Real scored the calling goal in the next action. Vinicius Jr. managed to defeat Fernandinho on the wing, and with the speed of Aymeric Laporte, he rushed alone with Ederson, defeating him with an accurate shot into the far corner of his goal.
We had to wait until the 74th minute to score the next goal. Toni Kroos missed Oleksandr Zinchenko in front of the penalty area, but referee Istvan Kovacs gave the hosts a huge advantage. Bernardo Silva grabbed the ball and raised it to 4:2 with an excellent shot across the crossbar.
Only that Manchester City, who were clearly better on the pitch, had a big problem that day with the two-goal advantage they had three times in this match. In the 82nd minute, Karim Benzema hit a penalty kick for Real, which was imposed on Laporte’s hand, with an impressive “Panenka” shot, scoring the fourteenth goal in this edition of the Champions League and before Robert Lewandowski was ranked. scorers.
Manchester City after amazing match He beat Real Madrid 4:3, but this result means that before the return match next week at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, this confrontation is not decided.
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