City in motion
Foden is levitating in those first 20 minutes. Little English does everything right and creates a staggering number of discrepancies. Real players are still feverish, like Militao who is unable to block the corner.
Finally a reaction from Real! (2-0)
The pressing of the guests pays for a match at Ederson’s feet. Benzema moves Vinicius to his left, which he fixes before trying to roll from the right. His blocked shot misses!
The Foden class
Foden has just shown all his talent in a control, on a high ball that comes from behind but returns him with a portmanteau control that Zidane would not have denied. His cross for Jesus is a little too close to Courtois.
Hi, Real is no longer responding
Carlo Ancelotti is perplexed in front of his bench, standing and prostrate. The start of the Madrid match is quite incomprehensible. There is no central defense at all.
ALSO HITS GABRIEL JESUS, 2-0 FOR CITY !!!
What a new mistake for Real, it’s terrible !! On a cross from De Bruyne from the left, Alaba wants to jump in front of Jesus but gets punctured. The Brazilian striker did not ask for much to chain a control and an unstoppable right for Courtois !!
De Bruyne’s goal, the second this season in the Champions League, came after just 93 seconds of play!
We move from one goal to another
While the Real players have negotiated badly a poor recovery of Ederson and have not really put the danger in the opponent’s area, the Cityzens then rush into. Gabriel Jesus served behind him and cannot resume.
The city couldn’t ask for more
What a shot the Cityzens made in these first few minutes. Guardiola’s players put themselves in the ideal position and already throw a blow behind the head of apathetic madridisti.
DE BRUUUUUYNE, 1-0 FOR CITY !!!
What a start for the Cityzens, who are already setting fire to the Etihad !! While the Madrid boulder is very low, Mahrez has time to cross towards 5.50 where De Bruyne jumps out and already deceives Courtois with a header !!
Let’s go to the Etihad! (0-0)
It is the Cityzens who kick off this prestigious Champions League first leg semi-final!
Kick-off is imminent!
The 22 actors enter the beautiful lawn of the Etihad Stadium, accompanied by the referee of the match, the Romanian István Kovács. Play the competition anthem!
City more affected by absences than Real
Pep Guardiola faces big problems in defense and has had to deal without Kyle Walker, while Joao Cancelo is disqualified. Carlo Ancelotti also does without some less indisputable elements: Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz and Luka Jović. On the bench at kick-off, Casemiro is a little muscle embarrassed.
City are aiming for the second consecutive final, owner of Real Madrid
Manchester City are still awaiting their first Champions League, having so far not done better than a final, lost to Chelsea (0-1) last season. Real Madrid dreams of a new final, four years after their last coronation. Not favorites against PSG and Chelsea in previous rounds, the Madrilenians told of their experience as a cador in the competition, of which they are the record holders.
A frenetic manifesto
After eliminating Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea respectively, Manchester City and Real Madrid clash in a titanic clash between the Premier League leader, and his still empty C1 trophy cabinet, and La Liga, the competition ogre. which has 13 cups with big ears.
The arrival of the people of Madrid at the Etihad
After the players of the English team, place to those of Real Madrid.
Pictures of the arrival of the Skyblues at the stadium
Pep Guardiola’s pupils arrived a few minutes ago at the Etihad Stadium. Imagine getting off the bus for Manchester City players.
What a historic milestone for Ancelotti
Winner of the Champions League three times as a coach (plus once as a player), Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach to qualify for the C1 semi-finals in four decades (1990 ‘, 2000’, 2010 ‘and 2020’). Exceptional, simply by the Madrid manager.
Eighth semifinal in C1 for the Italian as Pep Guardiola will lead his team at this stage of the competition for the ninth time in his coaching career.
Benzema, a Champions League legend
A great architect of the course of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema will be closely followed by the English defense this Tuesday evening. The Frenchman can once again write a page of his golden legend in the Champions League.
Benzema in C1 scored 83 goals in 139 games for 4 titles.
City team fell, Stones on the right and Sterling on the bench
After that of Real, Manchester City has formalized the eleven for the first leg of the Champions League (from 9 pm on RMC Sport 1). As announced by RMC Sport, John Stones maintains the right side position.
Manchester City XI: Ederson – Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko – Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne – Mahrez, Jesus, Foden.
City replacements: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandinho, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia.
Manchester City against Real, will come soon
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Stones aligned to the right according to information from RMC Sport
Uncertain time for this Champions League semi-final first leg, John Stones did not train on the eve of the match against Real.
However, according to information from RMC Sport, the English defender will start on Tuesday night as a right-back.
The composition of Real falls, Casemiro on the bench
As always inside Champions LeagueReal Madrid announced their starting XI on Tuesday before the first leg semi-final against Manchester City.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy – Valverde, Kroos, Modric – Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.
Spare parts: Lunin, Fuidias, Vallejo, Nacho, Asensio, Marcelo, Casemiro, Lucas Vazquez, Bale, Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga.
The return to grace of Modric, one of the key elements of Real
After a triumphant year in 2018 that earned him the Ballon d’Or, Luka Modric returns to his best level this season, with his last Champions League matches as a scorer, where he has become a technical and vocal leader. .
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