'We are going through' - Bernardo Silva makes bold prediction after Man City see off Bayern Munich to book Champions League semi-final date with Real Madrid

Bernardo Silva Manchester City 2022-23
Bernardo Silva is confident Manchester City will go through to the Champions League final by beating Real Madrid in the last four of the competition.
  • City beat Bayern 4-1 on aggregate
  • Through to semis for third time in row
  • Can get revenge against Real Madrid

WHAT HAPPENED? City played out a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich in the second leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday, ensuring they go through with a 4-1 aggregate victory. The win sets up a semi-final tie against Madrid, giving City the chance to get revenge against the Spanish side, who beat them at the same stage last year in dramatic circumstances.

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WHAT THEY SAID: Silva fancies his team's chances of overcoming Carlo Ancelotti's men in the final four, telling BT Sport: "We will go for it definitely. We always go for it but we feel the team is very, very confident at the minute. I think we are going through."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: City have qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third time in a row, having crashed out at the same stage in the previous two years.

Silva added: "We struggled until February because we couldn't get in that usual run we had before of winning 10-15 games in a row but now we are very consistent, we feel we have a chance in every competition and we are going for them.

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"We are at that point of the season where if you drop your performance in one game you are out of a competition. It is going to be tough but we are going to work very hard to bring some titles home."


Bernardo Silva Erling Haaland Manuel Akanji Manchester City 2022-23

Bernardo Silva Bayern Munich Manchester City 2022-23

Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2022-23

WHAT NEXT? The first leg of the semi-final tie will be played in the second week of May. First up for City, however, is an FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United on Saturday.