Manchester City vs Real Madrid results in the 2021-2022 Champions League Semifinal Leg I: The Citizens Silence Los Blancos 4-3!

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The results of Manchester City vs Real Madrid in the first leg of the 2021-2022 Champions League semifinals are known . After 90 minutes of playing at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday (27/4/2022) early in the morning, The Citizens – the nickname of Manchester City – won 4-3 over Real Madrid!

This result is a positive capital for Manchester City ahead of a visit to Real Madrid’s headquarters in the 2021-2022 Champions League semifinal second leg. The 2021-2022 Champions League semifinal second leg match will be held at Real Madrid headquarters on Thursday, 5 May 2022.

The course of the match

First round

The Citizens – the nickname of Manchester City – which acted as the host appeared very convincing. The attacking game was immediately intensified massively, since the match whistle sounded.

Los Blancos – the nickname of Real Madrid – seemed to start the first half very badly, especially in defense. Evidently, Kevin de Bruyne was able to score a goal when the game had only been running for 93 seconds, utilizing Riyad Mahrez’s assist.

Eder Militao and David Alaba don’t look very compatible in this match. As a result, Thibaut Courtois’s goal was broken again 10 minutes later. This time it was Gabriel Jesus who made the score 2-0 to Manchester City’s advantage.

Left behind by two goals quickly made Toni Kroos and his friends forced to appear attacking. However, Los Blancos struggled to send the ball to the front row, due to the high pressing given by the opponent.

Luckily, Karim Benzema minimized Real Madrid’s lag, utilizing Ferland Mendy’s bait. The score 2-1 for Manchester City’s advantage lasted until the first half was over.

Second round

Kevin de Bruyne and his friends immediately stepped on the gas after halftime. They still maintain a high tempo of play considering the opposing defense line is in disarray.

(Bernardo Silva scores Manchester City’s fourth goal against Real Madrid)

Real Madrid coach Ancelotti is well aware his troops have a big gap in the doorstop. David Alaba was forced down and replaced by Nacho Fernandez in the 46th minute. However, there were no significant changes.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden actually listed his name on the scoreboard in the 53rd minute and moved the position to 3-1. The goal was created thanks to Fernandinho’s sweet pass. His header headed right into the corner of the goal.

Luckily Vinicius Junior again reduced the position to 2-3 two minutes later. His acceleration could not be dammed even though he ran from the middle of the field.

El Real’s defensive line was acting up again in the 74th minute. Bernardo Silva’s hard kick from outside the penalty box was able to make Courtois speechless without the slightest response. The score was again changed to 4-2.

Unfortunately, the advantage with a two-goal deficit was not able to be maintained properly by The Citizens. Aymeric Laport does a hand ball in the forbidden box. Benzema calmly performs a harvest to outwit Ederson. As a result, Manchester City won 4-3 over Real Madrid.

Here’s the line-up for Manchester City vs Real Madrid:

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; John Stones (Fernandinho 36′), Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus (Sterling 83′), Phil Foden.

Coach: Pep Guardiola

REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba (Nacho 46 ‘), Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric (Ceballos 79 ‘); Rodrygo (Camavinga 70 ‘), Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior (Asensio 88’).

Coach: Carlo Ancelotti