Manchester City – Real Madrid, live in the Champions League

A miscalculation in Real Madrid’s defense triggered a counterattack by Mahrez. The Algerian crashed his definition against the far post Courtois’ goal and on the rebound, Foden could not capitalize either due to a great save by Carvajal of what would have been another goal from the start for Pep’s men.

Manchester City defeats Real Madrid 2-1 after a first stage in which the locals were superior. In the first part, Guardiola had to make a variation: Fernandinho for Stones. For the second, the Merengue also changed: Nacho for Alaba. The second 45 minutes at the Etihad Stadium will be essential but above all for the visitors who, in terms of the game, will have to take something for the revenge duel in Madrid next week.

The initial greeting between Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti, coaches of City and Real Madrid, respectivelyJon Super – AP

With a furious outburst, City won 2-0 in 10 minutes due to goals from De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, but Benzema, the savior that Real Madrid has, could put the 2 to 1 to bring peace of mind and go to the nearest rest in the result. Despite that much against him City was superior to the Spanish team that he did not know how to attack him at the premises. Guardiola’s team had two unbeatable chances to extend the result, but they weren’t right.

It couldn’t be another. Karim Benzema he put his left foot to dislodge Ederzon. Mendy saw it at the point of the penalty against the Frenchman and the center went there. The attacker placed it against the far post and put the discount for the Merengue. Another game is set up in Manchester.

A center to the area was headed by Alaba. The Austrian anticipated the entire defense of the premises, but his shipment of was kissing the far post of goalkeeper Ederson. Many clear plays in a game in which anything can happen.

Real Madrid began to take the lead, forced by the result against. A pass from Mahrez started the counter led by De Bruyne. The Belgian gave it to Foden who failed in the definition. Again he almost converted the third goal.

A pure-hearted recovery by De Bruyne ended at Mahrez’s feet. The Algerian received from the right, he had a center for Foden or De Bruyne, but he preferred to shoot on goal. His shot went wide and the player’s decision angered Guardiola.

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scores his team's second goal
Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scores his team’s second goalPAUL ELLIS – AFP

Ancelotti’s team had their first clear move and it was with a tackle down the left side of the attack. Vinicius was the one who received behind the back of John Stones, but he defined without angle and very wide, almost without generating danger in Ederson’s goal. Despite playing poorly, he was able to have the first clear arrival from him.

Real Madrid felt the shock of the two goals and cannot get out of the bottom, in addition, it has many neglects. Manchester goes to the front and does so with most of its players. Full-backs that go up, very advanced midfielders and attackers that come into play and create danger.

The venue bets on possession of the ball and fills the Real Madrid field with people. A center by Oleksandr Zinchenko went straight to the area and there was Gabriel Jesús who beat Alaba in a duel so that the ball It fits the Brazilian and defines before the departure of Courtois. The 2-0 is just what Guardiola’s team is proposing.

The premises began very awake and overturned to the attack. Quite the opposite on the Rival’s side. A great move by Mahrez that he went from right to the middle dribbling Madrid footballers was what started it all. An Algerian center to the area was anticipated by De Bruyne which set the 1 to 0 at boot.

In Manchester they already play the first of the two semifinals of the Champions League.

The 11 protagonists of each team entered the field together, lined up and the traditional anthem of the Champions League was played. The captains draw was made between Ruben Dias and Karim Benzema. The referee István Kovacs, from Romania, will be in charge of imparting justice in a key duel ahead of the revenge duel of the semifinal.

A few minutes before the start of the match corresponding to the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, the players of the English and Spanish teams are already carrying out pre-competitive exercises on the field of play. the duel back between these two teams will be next Wednesday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. in Argentina at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.

Karim Benzema, starter at Real Madrid
Karim Benzema, starter at Real Madrid@Real Madrid

The Etihad Stadium will be the stage that receives these two teams that will play the first leg of one of the two semifinals that this edition of the Champions League has. The Spaniards and the locals have already arrived at the stadium to play from 4:00 p.m. in Argentina.

Both Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti The starting line-ups have already been confirmed. to meet in the first leg of the semifinal. The English, who have just eliminated Atlético de Madrid in short, will form with Ederson; John Stones, Rúben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Bernardo Silva; Riyadh Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, and Phil Foden.

Merengue, who eliminated Chelsea in the last instance, goes with Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema and Vinicius.

Manchester City and Real Madrid were measured six times before these semi-finals and it is a crossing with a lot of parity. The English team won two games, the Spanish team also had two wins and the rest were draws. The last clashes between both clubs were in the 2020 Champions League round of 16 with City wins 2-1 in both the first leg and the second leg.

The match will have ESPN broadcast, but it can also be seen online through cable operators and satellite TV platforms, such as Flow or DirecTVGo, and Star+. In all cases it is required to be a client. Plus, live coverage on THE NATION It will include the narration and the images of the main actions of the match, minute by minute.

We begin the coverage of one of the two Champions League semi-finals: Manchester City hosts Real Madrid in the first leg. The match, scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time) with ESPN and Star+ television, It will be played at the Etihad Stadium and will be refereed by István Kovacs, from Romania.