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Madrid will now look ahead to the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 28 at the Stade de France. Los Blancos are next in action against Atletico Madrid on Sunday in the Madrid derby on the road. City have to pick themselves up after losing in such dramatic fashion with their Premier League title hopes still in the balance. They play Newcastle at home on Sunday.
Real Madrid are through to the Champions League final after producing one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of the competition, defeating Manchester City 3-1 on the night and 6-5 on aggregate. City were seemingly on their way to the final to face Liverpool after Riyad Mahrez had fired them in front with a stunning strike. Rodrygo then turned the tie on its head in the 90th minute, first with a close-range finish to give Madrid hope. He then rose highest in the box to plant a header away from Ederson to level the tie one minute later to send the contest into extra-time. Karim Benzema then came to the fore to score the decisive goal by winning and then converting a penalty after being fouled by Ruben Dias. City were unable to fire back, allowing Carlo Ancelotti and his team to progress to take on Liverpool in a rematch of the 2018 Champions League final.
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FULL-TIME: REAL MADRID 3-1 MANCHESTER CITY (6-5 AGG)
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Dias' header again trickles into the hands of Courtois from a long ball forward. Madrid are almost over the line.
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Madrid come through the corner unscathed as Dias' header trickles into the hands of Courtois.
Grealish makes a run down the left flank and wins a corner off the legs of Carvajal.
There will be three minutes of added time.
Sterling raids down the left flank and goes down under pressure from Carvajal, but the referee points only for a goal-kick.
Madrid are almost over the line here. City are looking short of ideas in the final third.
Vazquez enters the action to replace Vinicius as the home side aim to shore up their backline.
Vallejo enters the action to replace Miltao for the closing stages of the game.
Zinchenko sticks out a leg to bring down Rodrygo on the charge and goes into the book.
Militao requires treatment on his groin and makes his way temporarily off the field before returning. That is not a sight Ancelotti will want to see with Alaba ailing too.
Foden tries to release Sterling through the middle, but the forward takes a poor first touch with his chest and allows Carvajal to make the interception before he wins a free-kick.
We're back under way at the Bernabeu.
City have 15 minutes to save their Champions League campaign after Benzema's penalty. Madrid are on course to reach the final to take on Liverpool.
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HALF-TIME EXTRA TIME: REAL MADRID 3-1 MANCHESTER CITY (6-5 AGG)
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CHANCE! Cancelo lifts a cross to the back post for Foden to attack. He glances his effort towards the net, but sees his effort brilliantly saved by Courtois with his fingertips. Fernandinho latches on to the rebound, but cannot steer it home on the stretch.
There will be two minutes of added time.
Benzema again has led the line extremely well and is now replaced by Ceballos.
Sterling has a run at Carvajal down the left flank, but his cross hits off the defender and back on to his arm and a free-kick is awarded to Madrid.
Sterling brings down Rodrygo on the charge and goes into the book.
Rodri is withdrawn for Sterling for the visitors.
OVER! Fernandinho latches on to a cutback from Zinchenko, but can only lift his effort over the bar on the stretch.
Benzema has scored 10 goals in his last five Champions League games.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! BENZEMA PUTS MADRID AHEAD IN THE TIE!!!!!!!!! 3-1 ON THE NIGHT, 6-5 ON AGGREGATE! Once again in the Champions League Benzema holds his nerve. The Frenchman dispatches his effort low and hard into the bottom-right corner to send the Bernabeu into raptures. What a comeback from the home side.
PENALTY TO REAL MADRID! Dias brings down Benzema with a lunge and the referee points to the spot.
SAVE! Vinicius bursts down the left flank and cuts a low ball back for Benzema to strike, but he places his effort straight at Ederson.
We're back under way at the Bernabeu.
A late brace from Rodrygo has saved Real Madrid from a Champions League exit for now. Manchester City seemed poised to take their place in the final, but two goals from Rodrygo have changed the complex of the tie and extra-time awaits.
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END OF 90 MINUTES: REAL MADRID 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY (5-5 AGG)
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Valverde brings down Fernandinho and goes into the book.
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OVER! Fernandinho wins a free-kick and takes it quickly to find Foden. He fires at goal on his left foot, only to lift his effort over the bar.
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SAVE! Benzema releases Rodrygo in the inside-right channel and he fires towards goal on his right foot. However, Ederson makes a vital block for the home side to repel his effort. City have gone to pieces.
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Carvajal delivers a precise cross from the right flank that Asensio flicks to Rodrygo, who guides the ball away from Ederson into the net.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! RODRYGO LEVELS THE TIE!!!!!!!!! 2-1 ON THE NIGHT!!!! Out of nowhere Madrid are back in the game as Rodrygo dispatches a perfect header past Ederson. Carvajal delivers a precise cross from the right flank that Asensio flicks on, allowing the Brazilian to rise between Laporte and Dias to place his effort into the top-left corner. What a turnaround at the Bernabeu.
Benzema steers a cross from Camavinga towards the near post for Rodrygo to score.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! RODRYGO GETS A GOAL BACK!!!!!! 1-1!!!!! Madrid have a glimmer of hope as Rodrygo converts at the near post. Benzema steers a cross from Camavinga towards the middle and Rodrygo reacts ahead of Ederson to fire home.
SAVE! Gundogan plays Grealish into space once more and he fires low and hard at goal on his left foot, only to be denied by a fingertip save from Courtois.
OFF THE LINE! Grealish is played into acres of space down the left flank and bursts into the box. He fends off Carvajal and places a left-footed strike past Courtois, but Mendy reacts on the line to prevent the goal with a brilliant clearance.
SAVE! Cancelo almost notches a second for the visitors with a brilliant effort towards the top-left corner. Courtois flings himself to his right to make a fine save to beat it away from goal.
Mahrez has made the decisive impact tonight to put City on the brink of the Champions League with a brilliant strike. He is replaced by Fernandinho to shore up the City midfield.
Militao wipes out Grealish on the charge down the left flank and goes into the book.
OFFSIDE! Benzema latches on to Camavinga's ball over the top and he turns past Laporte. The forward fires at goal on his left foot, but is denied by a fine save from Ederson. The offside flag goes up late anyway.
Only Mohamed Salah (30) has scored more goals for a Premier League team across all competitions this season than Mahrez (24).
Madrid appear shellshocked by the Mahrez goal. All the energy has dropped out of their play.
Grealish replaces Jesus for the final 12 minutes. City have fresh legs to run at the Madrid backline.
Mahrez has scored his seventh goal in the Champions League this season, the most by any Manchester City player in the competition, overtaking Sterling in 2019/2020 (6 goals).
Camavinga enters the action for the hosts to replace Modric in the middle of the park.
Casemiro is withdrawn for the home side and is replaced by Asensio.
Silva produces a fine run through the middle of the Madrid midfield before finding Mahrez with a precision pass. The winger does the rest with a sublime finish.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MAHREZ FINDS THE NET WITH A ROCKET!!!!! 1-0 CITY!!!!!!! The visitors take the lead on the night and a two-goal advantage in the tie courtesy of a super effort from Mahrez. Silva leads a break forward for City to the edge of the box before offloading to Mahrez in the inside-right channel. The winger connects first-time on his left foot, beating Courtois for pace and precision into the top-right corner.
K. De Bruyne
Gundogan enter the action to replace De Bruyne, who looks very jaded.
Walker hobbles off the field and is replaced by Zinchenko. Cancelo will move to right-back.
Walker and Vinicius collide once more and the City full-back goes down in agony after falling. A stretcher is being prepared for the England international.
Rodrygo replaces Kroos for the home side, which will see Valverde slide back into midfield.
The scoreline is in City's favour for now, but the tone of the game has completely changed since the break. Madrid are looking more confident in possession.
Carvajal brings down De Bruyne with a loose challenge and goes into the book.
Zinchenko was being readied, but Walker is going to play on for now.
Walker is down for the visitors. He may have been rushed back for the contest to deal with Vinicius. He has lasted over an hour, but he was showing signs of fatigue.
Vinicius gets the better of Walker down the left flank, but his final ball lets him down as Laporte clears his cross to the back post with ease.
Madrid are playing with a better intensity in the second half, but there has been a complete lack of composure in the final third. Benzema cannot do it all for the hosts.
VINICIUS AGAIN! The Brazilian fluffs his lines once more. Casemiro threads him through on goal where he will have only Ederson to beat. However, he takes a poor first touch and allows Laporte to clear the danger.
Vinicius takes the possession following an offload from Benzema, but he cannot sort out his feet in time and loses out to Dias before he can strike at goal.
SCRAMBLE! Vinicius probes down the left flank and cuts a low ball back for Modric to strike. Dias blocks his attempt and Ederson makes a charge to come for the ball. He fails to gather and then Walker tries to fend off Vinicius to guide it towards his keeper. Rodri has to take charge of the situation to clear the danger for the visitors.
SAVE! Jesus is played down the inside-left channel and turns to fire at goal on his left foot. Courtois is alert to the danger and makes the save at his near post.
Real Madrid failed to have a first-half shot on target in consecutive Champions League home matches (also against Chelsea in quarter finals). Prior to this, they'd had at least one shot on target in the first half in each of their 95 CL home games since the 2003-04 season.
VINICIUS HAS TO SCORE! The Brazilian fires wide from six yards with the goal gaping. Carvajal whips a dangerous cross to the back post after Madrid break from the kick-off. Vinicius latches on to the cross and only has to beat Ederson with his left foot, but he misses the target. A huge opportunity spurned.
We're back under way at the Bernabeu.
Pep Guardiola will be pleased with his side's performance. They've carried a threat in the final third and have limited Madrid's threat at the other end. Another 45 minutes like that and City will be through to the final. Carlo Ancelotti needs to see more from his team, especially Benzema and Vinicius.
It is goalless at the break between Real Madrid and Manchester City in their Champions League semi-final second-leg clash. City have had the best openings of the half as Bernardo Silva was denied by a quality save from Thibaut Courtois, and the Madrid keeper was on point to make another solid stop to deny Phil Foden. Karim Benzema had a couple of early half-chances for the home side, but Los Blancos have been rather underwhelming thus far.
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HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
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OVER! De Bruyne lines up a blast from 20 yards for the visitors, but he sees his effort deflected over the bar by Militao.
Modric and Vinicius combine to tee up Casemiro in the City box, but he sees his first-time strike blocked by Dias.
There will be two minutes of added time.
OFFSIDE! Mendy slots a throughball behind the City defence for Benzema to collect in the inside-left channel. He only has Ederson to beat, but curls his effort wide of the target. Benzema may be relieved to see the offside flag raised.
City clear the resulting corner as far as Valverde on the edge of the box, but his volley into the ground is blocked by a wall of blue shirts.
Walker matches Vinicius stride-for-stride down the left flank and he makes a fine challenge to knock the ball out for a corner.
SAVE! Foden latches on to a knockdown in the final third from Jesus and launches a strike on his right foot at goal, but Courtois gets down to make a sharp stop pushing it away from the net.
Vinicius tries to latch on to a ball over the top from Casemiro and he goes down under Walker's challenge. However, the referee tells the forward to get to his feet.
There's no way into the game for the home side at the moment. City are controlling possession to limit their opportunities in the final third.
Casemiro goes down after trying to unsuccessfully haul Foden off the ball. He requires treatment, but is okay to continue. De Bruyne questions why the Brazilian was not booked for his challenge.
Modric collects down the right flank and lifts a cross towards Benzema in the middle, but Laporte stretches to knock the cross away from the forward.
Walker wins a free-kick for City from the resulting corner after being caught by Militao in the air.
WIDE! Kroos tries to angle his effort over the City wall, but it skims the head of Mahrez and travels inches wide of the left post. Madrid have a corner.
Vinicius goes down on the edge of the box as Rodri catches him on the boot. Madrid win a free-kick in a dangerous position.
City are keeping possession well in the Madrid half and Los Blancos are chasing shadows at the moment. Guardiola will be very pleased with his side's performance so far.
CLOSE! City probe on the edge of the box and De Bruyne offloads back to Jesus to strike. He curls an attempt towards goal, but it does not have enough bend to hit the target, remaining wide of the right post.
SAVE! De Bruyne releases Silva with a chip into the box and the Portuguese fires at goal on the half-volley. His effort seems destined for the top-right corner, but Courtois reacts to turn it behind with a fine stop.
CHANCE! Valverde knocks a long ball from Kroos down into the path of Benzema in the box. Dias does well to steer it away from the forward, but only into the path of Vinicius. The Brazilian goes for a first-time strike on his left foot that he lifts over the bar. That was a chance for the hosts.
Vinicius has space on the break down the left flank and Benzema in support in the middle. He fails to find his team-mate with his offload before Rodri makes the interception for the visitors.
SAVE! De Bruyne cuts in from the right flank and has space to strike on his left foot. He connects well with his attempt, but it sails straight into the hands of Courtois.
There is no surprise that City are trying to take the pace out of the game with their passing rhythm. The home fans voice their displeasure.
OVER! Madrid work an opening down the right flank as Carvajal feeds Valverde, who offloads towards Benzema. The forward fires at goal first-time, but lifts his attempt over the bar.
SAVE! Mahrez goes for goal from distance on his left foot, but he angles his strike straight into the hands of Courtois.
Laporte goes down theatrically after being caught by Modric and brushes the Madrid man's face with his hand in the process. He is booked too.
Modric raises his hands to Laporte and goes into the book.
Casemiro brings down De Bruyne on the charge and hands City a free-kick inside the Madrid half, but there is a bit of afters between Modric and Laporte.
Silva looks to take an offload from De Bruyne in stride on the edge of the box, but he controls the ball with his hand and the referee eventually spots it to hand a free-kick to the home side.
OVER! City's corner comes to nothing and Madrid answer by pushing back upfield. Carvajal collects in space on the right flank and angles a cross into the box. Benzema rises highest, but he glances his header over the bar. An early sighter for the Frenchman.
Cancelo has a probe down the left flank and wins a corner off the legs of Militao. City have the chance to put the home side under pressure from the set-piece.
Kroos whips a free-kick towards the near post, but Foden rises to clear the danger for the visitors.
Vinicius goes down under pressure from Mahrez next to the left corner flag and wins a free-kick for the home side.
We're under way at the Bernabeu.
Manchester City have won their last three Champions League matches against Real Madrid; only two sides have ever won four in a row against them in European competition, with Ajax doing so between 1973 and 1995 and Bayern Munich between 2000 and 2002.
City have made four changes to their side from their win over Leeds in their last outing. Walker is restored to the line-up after recovering from injury to start at right-back, with Cancelo switching to the left flank. Silva and De Bruyne start in the middle of the park alongside Rodri as Gundogan and Grealish make way. Mahrez joins Foden and Jesus in the final third.
Madrid have made eight changes to their side from their team that hammered Espanyol last time out. Carvajal, Militao, Nacho and Mendy all come back into the back four after being rested. Kroos slots back into the middle of the park alongside Modric and Casemiro. Benzema, Valverde and Vinicius start in the final third. Courtois, Casemiro and Modric are the only players to have played at the weekend to start tonight.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Fernandinho, Scott Carson, CJ Egan-Riley, Cole Palmer, James McAtee, Romeo Lavia.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden.
REAL MADRID SUBS: David Alaba, Jesus Vallejo, Marco Asensio, Marcelo, Andriy Lunin, Luka Jovic, Lucas Vazquez, Dani Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano Diaz, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Fuidias.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde.
Manchester City will be looking for another shutout in Madrid to match their efforts from their quarter-final triumph over Atletico. Guardiola's men played that tie to perfection and will need to be resilient amid the presence of Karim Benzema. The Frenchman has been nothing short of sensational and will be fired up tonight. City continued to press ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League last time out, beating Leeds United 4-0 on the road. They will need another performance of that calibre tonight to advance to a second-straight final.
Real Madrid enter the second leg trailing City by one goal from the first leg after suffering 4-3 defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Carlo Ancelotti's men ticked off one achievement for the campaign by securing the LaLiga crown after defeating Espanyol 4-0 last time out. Los Blancos now have to turn their attention back to the Champions League to prevent Pep Guardiola and his team setting up a mouthwatering clash against Liverpool in the final. Madrid have displayed a clinical edge in the final third this term, and will need to be at their best tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the second leg Champions League semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Bernabeu.