Real – City: Rodrygo and Benzema qualify Madrid in the final, the summary of a crazy match

Real - City: Rodrygo et Benzema qualifient les Madrilènes en finale, le résumé d'un match fou REAL – MANCHESTER CITY. Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League final after a totally crazy new scenario. Led (1-0) after Mahrez’s opener (73e), men by Carlo Ancelotti overturned the meeting and validated their ticket for the last step of the competition. First thanks to a double from Rodrygo (86e, 90+1) then thanks to a penalty goal from Benzema in extra time (95e). The summary of a historic evening.

00: 16 – The summary of the match

Never two without three. After overthrowing Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, extinguishing Chelsea in the quarters, Real Madrid gave us another completely unreal evening against Manchester City. Real Madrid started with a delay following the first leg lost (4-3) at the Etihad Stadium. But the Merengues wanted to believe it. The club from the Spanish capital had also warmed up its public last weekend by winning La Liga at home. At the start of the meeting, Madrid and Citizens went blow for blow in a closed and tactical first period. Null and blank score after 37 minutes of play, everything remains to be done . Back from the locker room, Real pushes but it is finally Manchester City who open the scoring thanks to a goal signed Riyad Mahrez (73e). With a two-goal lead over all of the two matches, qualification then seemed folded. This is without counting on the magic of the Bernabeu and the selflessness of the merengue players. Entering the game a few minutes earlier, Rodrygo takes the good ball from Benzema in front of Ederson and equalizes (86e). The stadium boiled over a minute later after a helmet strike from the Brazilian (90+1) which s’ offers a double and snatches extra time. Totally stunned, the Citizens will then concede a penalty. On a ball back from Rodrygo, Benzema is hooked by Dias. The Frenchman takes his responsibilities and Ederson on the wrong foot (95e), that’s (6-5) for the people of Madrid across both games. Reinvigorated and pushed by their public, Real Madrid held on until the final whistle and offered their 17e Champions League final after another historic evening.

: 10 – Guardiola: “A hard blow”

Defeated at the Bernabeu, Pep Guardiola gave himself up after this painful elimination at the microphone of Canal +: “We had the ball 2-0. We had control of the match, it’s a shame. They put people in front and they managed to score goals. We must congratulate them for having achieved that. Obviously it’s a hard blow but we lacked play in the first period and in the second half when we were at our best, there were these 3 minutes that hurt us a lot”.

00: 00 – Courtois: “It was incredible”

At the final whistle, the Real Madrid goalkeeper came back to this Real – City semi-final at the microphone of Canal +: “It was crazy, until the last moment we believed in it. We still believe in it. I can’t really explain what happened, it’s unbelievable. After the 1-1, we felt that the players in front were not good. Our style? It’s a mix of everything. We we like to be in a block, and we work a lot tactically.”

02/06/22 – 22: 50 – The Real eliminated during 95 minutes..

After being eliminated during 73 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain, 5 against Chelsea, Real Madrid was eliminated during 95 minutes against Manchester City before finally turning the situation around once again. Incredible.

01/05/18 – 18: 37 – 14e final for Real Madrid

By winning (3-1) at the end of a totally crazy new scenario, the Merengues validated their ticket for their 18e Champions League final and will try to raise their 14e C1. They will face Liverpool on 28 next May, winner of the competition 6 times.

05/03/17 – 18: 35 – Real Madrid’s 3rd goal on video

Discover in video the third goal of Real Madrid synonymous with the final for the men of Carlo Ancelotti. After causing a penalty, Karim Benzema took charge of transforming it.

03/02/17 – 24: 37 – Real qualified for the final

Crazy new scenario. Led (1-0), Carlo Ancelotti’s men overthrew the Citizens in two minutes before scoring a third goal in extra time synonymous with qualification for the final. Real Madrid will face Liverpool on 25 next May.

02/06/22 – 22: 28 – Real Madrid wins at home (3-1)

During this match, Real Madrid took fewer shots on target (5 against 8 for Manchester City FC) and had less control of the ball than their opponents (46%-54%). However, it is the people of Madrid who finish with the advantage in the score (3-1). Manchester City FC failed to show realism to hope to raise the bar in this part.

05/05/17 – 24: 30 – Another good intervention by Camavinga

Entering in place of Kroos at the end of regulation time, Eduardo Camavinga still offers a valuable intervention in the camp of the Citizens. Very good entry into the game of the French.

02/02/23 – 23: 28 – 3 minutes of added time

The linesman announces 3 minutes of added time. The public gives voice and holds its breath on each center of the Citizens.

05/03/22 – 18: 22 – Double change for Merengue

Carlo Ancelotti makes two new changes in extra time for this Real – City: Militao and Vinicius are replaced by Vallejo and Vazquez.

05/05/18 – 18: 18 – Yellow card for Zinchenko

Another warning in extra time for this Real – City. This time it is the side Zinchenko who receives a yellow card.

02/02/23 – 23: 18 – Militao remains on the ground

The Madrid central defender remains on the ground after another intervention. The Brazilian didn’t have the legs to finish the match. Vallejo starts warming up.

02/06/22 – 22: 19 – Another record for Benzema

The tricolor international has registered his 10e goal in the knockout phase of the Champions League this season. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has done so well in the history of the competition. (Opta stat)

05/05/22 – 27: 14 – The 2nd half of extra time is gone!

The 2nd period of extra time started at the Santiago Bernabeu after a short break and a change of sides. Real Madrid and Manchester City FC must now finish to make room for the future. We are 3-1 in this very end of the match.

05/04 /22 – 23: 16 – End of the first half

The referee whistles the end of the first half of extra time in this completely crazy Real – City semi-final.

03/05/23 – 24: 14 – Highlight of the Citizens

Danger in the Madrid area. The assaults of Grealish and Sterling hurt Carlo Ancelotti’s men. It is Camavinga who finally puts his foot on the ball and clears the danger.

05/ 04/18 – 18: 13 – New change in this Real – City

Carlo Ancelotti makes a new change: Karim Benzema is replaced by Dani Ceballos.

05/ 04/18 – 18: 10 – Rodrygo’s crazy stat

By once again saving Real Madrid, the Brazilian became the first player to score twice at the 73e minute of a knockout match in the Champions League. (Opt)

02/06/23 – 23: 08 – Yellow card for Sterling

New warning in this Real – City: the English international is warned after a dangerous tackle on Rodrygo.

05/05/23 – 24: 06 – New change in this Real – City

Pep Guardiola makes a new change in the extra time of the match: Rodri is replaced by Sterling.

03/06/23 – 24: 08 – Benzema’s perfect counter-foot

The French international did not shake and shot to the right of the Skyblues goalkeeper. Perfect opposite. Real now leads (6-5) in both games.

05/08/22 – 24: 02 – Penalty converted by Karim Benzema (3-1) !

Karim Benzema slid the ball into the opposing goal and gives his team a goal. We are 3-1 in this Real Madrid – Manchester City!

05/ 04/18 – 18: 01 – Penalty for Real Madrid!

The referee indicates a penalty for Real Madrid. The score could soon change on the side of the Santiago Bernabeu.

03 /05/17 – 17: 00 – Benzema’s strike!

First action of extra time for Real Madrid. Vinicus on his left side finds Benzema in the axis who opens his foot. His strike is captured in two stages by Ederson.


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