"Real Madrid narrowly defeated ManCity in the Champions League semifinals. Video
Real Madrid drew with English side Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. The meeting in the Spanish capital ended with a score of 1-1.
From the first seconds, the visitors literally crushed the defense of the royal team. Guardiola's charges had the total advantage on all the meters of the field. Madrid was low on defense, trying to close off the open areas. All the midfielders dropped into defense, playing in conjunction with the defensive line.
"City pounced on Courtois' goal time after time, forcing the Belgian goalkeeper to work his ass off. "Real Madrid was unable to do anything in attack, and their quick breakthroughs were suffocated in the center circle.
The situation unfolded in the 36th minute when Eduardo Kamavinga, picking up the ball near his penalty area, ran halfway across the field with it, gave it to Vinicius Júnior and a Brazilian forward from 20 meters sent the round shell exactly into the goal.
For Real Madrid, it was the first and only shot on goal in the entire 45 minutes of playing time.
In the second half, Manchester City picked up the pace and the game went back and forth. "Real Madrid slowed down considerably and danger began to arise at Ederson's goal.
One of these English attacks resulted in a beautiful goal. Belgium captain Kevin De Bruyne left the guardianship of Luka Modric and left no chance for the Brazilian goalkeeper.
The return meeting between Manchester City and Real Madrid will take place on May 17. On Wednesday, May 10, the second semifinal will be played. Italian AC Milan and Inter will meet.
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