Manchester City defeats Real Madrid in the Champions League after a thrilling contest.
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Manchester City won the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid (4-3) on Tuesday in a thrilling affair. Karim Benzema netted two goals.
The score was 4-3. The rest of the season will determine whether Manchester City has finally found their stride. While waiting for the second round, the English team has chosen to compete in their second consecutive Champions League final in eight days. At the end of a high-level match in which the two teams went blow for blow, the Citizens thought they had knocked out their opponents, before a final kick master of Karim Benzema, in an Etihad Stadium boiling like a ring, the Citizens thought they had knocked out their opponents, before a final kick master of Karim Benzema, in an Etihad Stadium boiling like a ring. Next Wednesday, we can't wait to watch the vengeance and the conclusion of the war.
Karim Benzema, the footballer, is optimistic. Without him, where would Real be today? Karim Benzema, who scored a double in his 600th match with the White House in all competitions, nevertheless carried his team. At 0-2 and 1-3, when the Merengues appeared to be sinking, he supported and encouraged his teammates as a genuine leader and captain. When it became vital to rely on him, he responded by being present once more. He was present at the reception of a cross from Ferland Mendy, and with a wonderful volley, he narrowed the margin (33rd). After a hand from Aymeric Laporte in the second half, he kept his calm to score with a Panenka from the penalty spot (82nd).
With 14 goals, he is now the competition's leading scorer. He also made C1 history by becoming the oldest player (34 years and 4 months) to score 40 or more goals in a season. Since Ferenc Puskas (35 years and 3 months), also with Real Madrid, on July 8, 1962, he has been in formal competition with a European club.
Since April 24, 2013, in the first leg semi-finals in Dortmund, Real Madrid has not surrendered four goals on the road in the Champions League (1-4). Despite a 2-0 victory in the comeback, he was eliminated.