Hello, Real no longer responds
Carlo Ancelotti is perplexed in front of his bench, standing and prostrate. The start of the Madrid match is quite incomprehensible. The central defense is not there at all.
GABRIEL JESUS ALSO HITS, 2-0 FOR CITY!!!
What a new mistake for Real, it’s terrible!! On a cross from De Bruyne from the left, Alaba wants to spring in front of Jesus but gets a hole. The Brazilian striker didn’t ask for so much to chain a control and an unstoppable right curl for Courtois!!
De Bruyne’s goal, his second this season in the Champions League, arrived after just 93 seconds of play!
It goes from one goal to another
While the players of Real have badly negotiated a bad recovery from Ederson and have not really put the danger in the opposing area, the Cityzens then rush against. Gabriel Jesus is served behind his back and cannot resume.
City couldn’t ask for more
What a blow made by the Cityzens in these first minutes. Guardiola’s players put themselves in the ideal position and already strike a blow behind the heads of apathetic Madridians.
DE BRUUUUUYNE, 1-0 FOR CITY!!!
What a start for the Cityzens, who are already setting the Etihad on fire!! While the Madrid boulder is very low, Mahrez has time to cross towards 5.50 where De Bruyne springs up and already deceives Courtois with a header!!
Let’s go to the Etihad! (0-0)
It is the Cityzens who kick off this prestigious semi-final first leg of the Champions League!
Kick-off is imminent!
The 22 actors enter the beautiful lawn of the Etihad Stadium, accompanied by the referee of the meeting, the Romanian István Kovács. The anthem of the competition sounds!
City more impacted by absences than Real
Pep Guardiola faces big problems in defense and had to deal without Kyle Walker, while Joao Cancelo is suspended. Carlo Ancelotti also does without several less indisputable elements: Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz and Luka Jović. On the bench at kick-off, Casemiro is a little embarrassed muscularly.
City aim for second straight final, Madrid regulars
Manchester City is still waiting for its first Champions League, having so far not done better than a final, lost last season against Chelsea (0-1). Real Madrid dreams of a new final, four years after his last coronation. Not favorites against PSG and Chelsea in the previous rounds, the people of Madrid spoke about their experience as a cador in the competition, of which they are the record holders.
A hectic poster
After knocking out Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea respectively, Manchester City and Real Madrid go head-to-head in a clash of the titans between the Premier League leader, and his still-empty C1 trophy cabinet, and that of the Liga, the ogre of competition which has 13 Cups with big ears.
The arrival of the people of Madrid at the Etihad
After the players of the English team, place to those of Real Madrid.
Images of the arrival of the Skyblues at the stadium
Pep Guardiola’s protégés arrived at the Etihad Stadium a few minutes ago. Images when getting off the bus for Manchester City players.
What a historic achievement by Ancelotti
Winner of the Champions League three times as a coach (plus once as a player), Carlo Ancelotti became the first technician to qualify for the C1 semi-finals in four decades (1990′, 2000′, 2010′ and 2020′). Exceptional, simply from the Madrid coach.
Eighth semi-final in C1 for the Italian while Pep Guardiola will lead his team at this stage of the competition for the ninth time in his coaching career.
Benzema, a Champions League legend
Great craftsman of the course of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema will be watched carefully by the English defense this Tuesday evening. The Frenchman can once again write a page of his golden legend in the Champions League.
Benzema in C1 is 83 goals in 139 games for 4 titles.
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City lineup fell, Stones on the right and Sterling on the bench
After that of Real, Manchester City formalized its eleven for the first leg of the Champions League (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). As announced by RMC Sport, John Stones holds the position of right side.
Manchester City XI: Ederson – Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko – Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne – Mahrez, Jesus, Foden.
City’s replacements: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandinho, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia.
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Stones aligned to the right according to information from RMC Sport
Uncertain weather for this semi-final first leg of the Champions League, John Stones did not train on the eve of the match against Real.
However, according to information from RMC Sport, the English defender will start this Tuesday evening as a right-back.
The composition of Real fell, Casemiro on the bench
As always in the Champions League, Real Madrid announced their starting XI early on Tuesday before the semi-final first leg against Manchester City.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy – Valverde, Kroos, Modric – Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.
The substitutes: Lunin, Fuidias, Vallejo, Nacho, Asensio, Marcelo, Casemiro, Lucas Vazquez, Bale, Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga.
The return to grace of Modric, one of the key elements of Real
After a triumphant year in 2018 which earned him the Ballon d’Or, Luka Modric returns to his best level this season, with his recent matches in the Champions League as a marker, where he became a technical and vocal leader. .
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