Manchester City scored two goals up on Three occasions and they hit record Real Madrid the winner 4-3 in Champions League semi-final first leg excitement on Tuesday that leaves the tie wide open.
Karim Benzema kept Real Madrid’s chances the same as the France striker scored a double in His number is 600 game for Spanish league leaders for a tournament-leading outcome of 14.
Last year, finalist City advanced 2-0 after 11 minutes when Kevin De Bruyne nodded home in The second minute then set up Gabriel Jesus.
Benzema got Real back inside the game in XXXIII, Phil Foden made it’s 3-1 in 53, riyal to hit back again Two minutes after Vinicius Junior and Benzema second From minute 82 penalty Then left Real in good shape after Bernardo Silva fourth for city.
back is next Wednesday week in Madrid, where Pep Guardiola seeks City player to become first manager To lose three riyals times in elite eventAfter I did it with Barcelona in 2011 semis and with city in 2020 last 16.
“she was great game. end to end. We started well and could have killed them off. In this gameswe need Takes more Chances are,” Foden told BT Sport.
“to fans It was obvious to watch it great game of football. we playing a side which has won Champions League a lot times And if we give The ball away will be punished us. It’s something we need to work on in The second leg. tie still on. “
Benzema told Movistar Plus: “Defeat is never good Because we are really excited about the Champions League. The most important thing is that we never lie down Our arms, all of us in This is until the end.
“Now we have to go to the Bernabeu and we will do it need for us fans like And we’ll never do something magical, which is win. “
Things looked bleak for True when De Bruyne dived his head into the distance post off Riyad Mahrez’s cross and Jesus’ low shot off The Belgian playmaker set City 2-0 up 11 minutes later.
but real hit back in 33 minutes when Benzema fired a cross from Ferland Mendy in off The post.
The case remained unabated after the break with Mahrez denied before post Before heading Foden home Fernandinho’s cross for 3-1.
fact hit back again Only two minutes from Vinicius Junior who first Beat Fernandinho for The ball and then goalkeeper Ederson with Low Shot After Solo Show half field.
Silva smashed City’s fourth at the top left corner in 74 But Real simply refused to acquiesce.
Show nerve Benzema like Crucifixion a few days after missing two sentences in The league against Osasuna, quietly transforming Banenka’s style from his spot after Laporte’s handball to add brace for his hat-trick against Paris Saint-Germain in The last 16 and four goals against Title holders Chelsea in The quarter-finals.
other first leg game Wednesday also Anglo-Spanish affair, with Liverpool hosts a surprise package Villarreal.