What an amazing fixture that has just ended! Real Madrid has just held onto their nerves of steel as they completed what was perhaps the biggest come back in the history of the competition ever!
And uneventful first half
Real Madrid hosted Manchester City at their home ground as they were trailing 3-4 going into the second leg against Manchester City.
And the game was really quite in the first half as Manchester City seemed to be in control during majority of it and were also close on scoring during some occasions.
Having no available advantage during this year meant that even a 0-0 draw against Real Madrid would see Manchester City progress through to the finals of Champions League against their domestic rivals Liverpool who beat Villarreal to advance to the finals as well.
Things got worse before they could get better!
And things would only go worse for Real Madrid as Manchester City where finally able to surpass the Real Madrid defence and scored in the 73rd minute to make the score 3-5 on aggregate.
Manchester City came really close on scoring on multiple occasions through the English youngster Phil Foden and also there a new signing Jack Grealish who saw his attempt cleared of the goal line.
It was Riyad Mahrez who finally broke the deadlock and gave Manchester City the lead which look like the fixture was over with only 17 minutes to go and Real Madrid needing 2 goals to level with them at least and take the fixture to the extra time.
TWO GOALS IN TWO MINUTES BY RODRYGO TO FORCE THE EXTRA TIME
When all hope seemed lost, Rodrygo gave Real Madrid a light of hope as he scored in the 90th minute to get the aggregate to 4-5 in favour of City, a goal which seemed like a consolation goal at that time
But lo and behold, Rodrygo scored a header again from Carvajal’s cross in the next minute to bring the entire fixture to level goals! That’s right, 2 goals in 2 minutes for Rodrygo saw the entire stadium erupt with joy which could only be described as the best comeback in the history of the compitition!!
City looked shell shocked as they didn’t know how to react, conceding 2 goals in 2 minutes see the tie go to extra time, where the winner would eventually be decided.
Real Madrid complete the comeback!
And it didn’t take long for Madrid to go ahead against Manchester City for the first time in their fixture, as Karim Benzema calm and collectively slotted the penalty awarded to Real Madrid in the 95th minute.
The whole team and the entire fans erupted in joy to see them complete the comeback against the most dominant side in England, Real Madrid scored 3 goals in 6 minutes to keep them in the compitition
This would be a record 17th time Real Madrid have managed to advance to the finals of this compitition, their last time was back in 2018 where the appeared and won against Liverpool, Madrid have won this compitition a record 13 times!
Records for Benzema
And with this fine scoring from, Karim Benzema seems to be breaking and creating new records for himself, one most noticably where he now has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of the most goals scored in the knockout stage of UCL
Real Madrid plays Liverpool in the final of UEFA champions league at Paris!