Madrid – Real Madrid created drama in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City. When almost eliminated, Los Blancos took a 2-1 lead and forced the duel to go into extra time.
Madrid vs Man City this time took place at the Santiago Bernabeu, Thursday (5/5/2022) early morning WIB. Pep Guardiola’s team came with a capital victory 4-3 in the first leg.
Los Blancos immediately appeared to press and produce opportunities in the third minute. Karim Benzema managed to gore the ball in the middle of the penalty box, but the direction was not yet on the goal.
ManCity did not want to play waiting despite having an aggregate advantage. The English club appeared very aggressive, which made Madrid’s players commit several offenses to stop the attack.
Karim Benzema wasted another chance in the 11th minute. His shot ball in the penalty box is still aiming at the goal.
Bernardo Silva got a golden opportunity in the 20th minute. From very close range, he fired and Thibaut Courtois was able to secure Madrid’s goal.
It was Vinícius Junior’s turn, who threatened Man City. The Brazilian fired a shot from inside the penalty box, but it still didn’t go into goal.
The struggle for the ball occurred in front of the Madrid penalty box in the 23rd minute. Gabriel Jesus was there and fired a shot, but it was still on goal.
Madrid get a free kick in the 27th minute. Toni Kroos stepped up as the executor and his shot went wide of the target.
Man City were very dominant in possession of the ball after the match lasted half an hour. Patiently, Kevin De Bruyne et al. build attacks from behind and Madrid are more passive at this stage.
Phil Foden fired hard from outside the penalty box in the 39th minute. Courtois swiftly parried the ball and made the home team’s goal safe.
Both teams had to settle for a 0-0 draw until halftime.
Madrid immediately pressed early in the second half. A cross at the far post was found by Vinicius, but the ball was just wide of the target.
Man City threatened turns in the 49th minute. Gabriel Jesus’ shot has yet to produce a goal after being able to anticipate Courtois.
Madrid again threatened in the 51st minute. Luka Modric fired a shot on the edge of the box, but the ball was blocked by the Man City defenders.
The duel between the two teams was fierce in midfield. Madrid and Man City didn’t even have a shot after Modric’s attempt.
Man City led 1-0 in the 73rd minute. Bernardo Silva calmly dribbled closer to the penalty area and instead of shooting he went straight to the right. Riyad Mahrez was there to finish it off.
Madrid need to find two goals to offset the aggregate. On the other hand, Man City did not relax the pressure despite winning 5-3 on aggregate.
Jack Grealish messed up Madrid’s defense in the 87th minute. He then fired a shot, but the ball was still cleared with Courtois’ feet.
Madrid knit hope in the 90th minute. Rodrygo scored to equalize the score to 1-1 after grabbing Benzema’s cross.
Los Blancos only needed a minute to score the second goal and lead 2-1. Rodrygo again tore the Man City goal, this time with a header to make it 5-5 on aggregate and the game went to 2×15 minutes added.
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić, Valverde, Vini Jr, Benzema.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Jesus.