July 26, 2022
Champions League: Manchester City vs Real Madrid – Live |  Soccer News

  • De Bruyne scores the opening goal in the second minute, Jesus doubles a header in the 22nd before Benzema pulls one back for Madrid.
  • Real Madrid are 13 times European champion.
  • Manchester City have never been beaten by Real Madrid at home.
  • The two teams have played in the Champions League six times (two wins each, two draws).
  • Real takes part in a Champions League semi-final for the 15th time, a record.
  • City in their second consecutive Champions League semi-final.

45 minutes

It was an electric first half.

Just as Man City looked set to dominate, in-form Benzema brought Madrid back into the game.

Pep’s plan to start with Stones in defense has clearly backfired.

It looks like we’re set for a thrilling second half.

De Bruyne’s debut game was the first Man City had scored in a Champions League game.

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid


45 minutes

Half time: It was Man City against Benzema.

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid


44 minutes

Benzema’s form this season means he will surely have to be in the conversation for the Ballon d’Or.

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid


40 minutes

Even though they are up front, City can’t afford to sleep at the back as Benzema is fit.

The Frenchman now has 40 goals in all competitions this season.

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid


36 minutes

Substitution

Man City make an early switch.

Fernandinho is for the Stones.

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid


32 minutes

GOAL! Benzema!

Mendy produces a good cross and Benzema produces a deadly finish to pull one off for Madrid.

Ederson didn’t stand a chance.

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid


30 mins

Zinchenko enters midfield and shoots from distance. His shot goes just wide.

Manchester City 2-0 Real Madrid


25 minutes

Ederson’s passing was poor

City are on top but passing goalkeeper Ederson has been a little poor as he makes his third bad pass of the night.

Manchester City 2-0 Real Madrid


21 minutes

jesus is on fire

He now has five goals in two games and is proving to be Mr. Reliable for Man City

Manchester City 2-0 Real Madrid


18 minutes

Madrid have their first chance. Vincius Jr gets a corner.

The area was a disaster.

Manchester City 2-0 Real Madrid


15 minutes

It’s City firmly at the top.

Foden is causing problems for the Madrid defence.

Manchester City 2-0 Real Madrid


10 minutes

Gabriel Jesus makes two

Foden produces a good run before choosing support specialist De Bruyne.

Helped by Alaba’s poor defence, Jesus plays skillfully to double City’s lead.

Manchester City 2-0 Real Madrid


6 minutes

Ederson nearly gave Madrid a goal with a bad pass.

Luckily for him, Rodri was aware and averted the danger.

Manchester City 1-0 Real Madrid


5 minutes: 90 seconds

That’s all it took for City to take the lead.

Madrid now have work to do. They try to press higher.

Manchester City 1-0 Real Madrid


2 mins: GOAL

De Bruyne gives City the lead

Mahrez does a good job of establishing the goal.

Manchester City 1-0 Real Madrid


🕒 1: We are leaving

The city begins the procedure.

Which team will make the final?


Kick-off is approaching

Both teams are in the tunnel.


We are almost starting

Both teams have almost completed their pre-match preparations.

Excitement is building around the world!

Are you ready?

The city is in good shape

City’s passing accuracy in the Champions League this season is almost 91% and they are averaging 2.4 goals per game.


Madrid are a Champions League giant

Madrid are 13 times European champion.

This is their 10th semi-final appearance in 12 seasons and their record 15th semi-final appearance.


This has the makings of a true classic

Historical statistics suggest that this tie could go either way.

Both teams also enter the draw on the back of good form.


Grealish misses Man City again

Jack Grealish continues to be overlooked for Champions League games!

Some Man City fans are clearly not happy.


Benzema checks in

Today will mark Benzema’s 600th appearance for Real Madrid!

Can he break Man City’s heart in his own backyard?


Can City end their Champions League drought?

City have never won the Champions League.

The Champions League has eluded Guardiola since 2011.


Mind games!

It seems Pep was playing mind games all along! John Stones starts as a right-back for Man City!


Compositions:

City of Man: Ederson, Stones, Dias (C), Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus

real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Valverde, Vini Jr, Rodrygo, Mendy


Is Jesus the man from City tonight?

Gabriel Jesus scored four in his last game. How many can he score tonight?


Preview: Glittering history gives Real an edge

Real Madrid’s stellar Champions League history gives them an advantage against Manchester City in the first leg of the semi-finals, according to Spanish team manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Meanwhile, manager Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City couldn’t match Real Madrid’s European pedigree but said they could write their own chapter.

Read our match preview here.

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