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Real Madrid knocks out Manchester City and also Bayern in the semi-finals

Real Madrid knocks out Manchester City and also Bayern in the semi-finals

Manchester City's penalty kicks were very poor.Image: Cornerstone

Real Madrid avenged last year's loss in the Champions League against Manchester City, and qualified for the semi-finals after winning on penalties. There they meet Bayern Munich.

Manchester City – Real Madrid 3:4

The first leg score was 3:3

Real Madrid's Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lewin has become a hero. He saved two penalty kicks from Bruno Silva and Mateo Kovacic. City's Swiss defender Manuel Akanji left the field before the penalty shootout.

Real have long benefited from their early lead in Manchester, where they lost 4-0 just a year ago. Rodrygo, who made it 2-1 in the first leg, beat Manchester goalkeeper Ederson at the second attempt. After that, Pep Guardiola's side had a superior field, but for a long time they were short of ideas. It was bad luck in the 19th minute when Erling Haaland headed the ball against the crossbar.

When the equalizer came in the 76th minute, De Bruyne, who had sorely missed the first leg, was a bit unlucky when Antonio Rudiger's failed attempt to free the ball fell right at his feet. Eight minutes before the end, De Bruyne missed the match point after good preparation work from Akanji. It would have been well deserved as Real Madrid did very little for the game. In the end it was Rudiger who smashed the final penalty kick across the post.

Real Madrid player Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the penalty shootout during the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Jude Bellingham is delighted to have reached the semi-finals.Image: Cornerstone

Manchester City – Real Madrid 3:4 (0:1)
52,306 spectators. – S. R. Orsato.
Portals: 12. Rodrygo 0: 1. 76. De Bruyne 1: 1.
Manchester City: Ederson. Walker, Akanji (112. Stones), Ruben Dias, Gvardiol; Rhodri; Foden, De Bruyne (112. Kovacic), Bernardo Silva, Grealish (72. Doku); Haaland (90. Alvarez).
real madrid: Two colors. Carvajal (110 Eder Militao), Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Camavinga, Kroos (79. Modric); Valverde, Bellingham, Rodrigo (84. Diaz); Vinicius Junior (102. Vasquez).
comments: Manchester City with Akanji (up to 112).
Warnings: 38. Carvajal, 59. Grealish, 61. Gvardiol, 90. Rodri, 94. Mendy.

Bayern – Arsenal 1-0

The result of the first leg was 2:2

Bayern Munich returned to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in four years after defeating its guest Arsenal 1-0.

Bayern, which is playing in the Champions League in its last chance to win the title this year, achieved victory over Arsenal with its performance improving after the break. At first, the Germans were unlucky when Leon Goretzka's header hit the crossbar (47th minute), then Joshua Kimmich improved the score a good hour later. He headed in a wonderful cross from Rafael Guerrero.

The Gunners, who drew 2-2 in the first leg, had no response. The London side are in danger of losing all their skin after having to cede top spot in the Premier League to Manchester City due to a home defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend.

Bayern, which has recently suffered from crises, qualifies for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since its victory in 2020. But the task there will certainly be difficult.

epa11285373 Munich's Joshua Kimmich celebrates after scoring 1-0 during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final between Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Munich, Germany, April 17, 2024.

Joshua Kimmich celebrates Bayern's winning goal.Image: Cornerstone

Bayern Munich – Arsenal 1-0 (0-0)
75,000 spectators. – S. R. McKelley.
Goal: 63. Kimmich 1-0.
Bayern Munich: latest; Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui (76. Kim Min Jae); Goretzka, Laimer; Sane (89. Upamecano), Musiala, Rafael Guerrero; Ken.
Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Tomiyasu (86. Nketiah); Odegaard, Jorginho (68. Gabriel Jesus), Rice; Saka, Havertz, Gabriel Martinelli (68. Trossard).
Warnings: 54. Laimer, 84. White, 92. Kimmich, 93. Gabriel Jesus. (Abu/Sda)

Multiple scorers in the Champions League


Multiple scorers in the Champions League

5 goals: Erling Haaland (Manchester City) in a 7-0 win over Leipzig on March 14, 2023.

Source: Imago Images/Pro Sports/Imago Images

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