June 26, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Actual Madrid produced a shocking comeback in UCL on Wednesday
  • Rodrygo got here off the bench to internet a brace
  • Actual Madrid will now face Liverpool within the UCL remaining

As Actual Madrid claimed an exhilarating victory over Manchester Metropolis within the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Brazilians Vinicius Junior and Eder Militao led their aspect’s dance celebrations. 

Junior and Militao confirmed off their dance strikes within the dressing room after Actual Madrid defeated Manchester Metropolis 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu. Chasing their 14th title, Los Blancos certified for the ultimate on a 6-5 mixture.

City had a two-goal advantage on aggregate going into the 90th minute Wednesday. Riyad Mahrez’s strike at the 74th minute had added to their 4-3 first-leg victory from last week.

Substitute Rodrygo netted a goal – Real’s very first shot on target – from a close range through Karim Benzema’s left-wing ball. And 90 seconds later, the 21-year-old Brazilian forward leveled the tie with a header into the top corner after Marco Asensio swept on Dani Carvajal’s cross.

Then Benzema struck the final nail and left City shell-shocked. Real Madrid received a penalty, which was successfully converted by Benzema, crushing City, who had thought they were going to a second consecutive Champions League final. 

Benzema has scored seven Champions League goals against English teams this season – the most by a player in a single campaign in the competition’s history, according to Opta Joe. The veteran forward has also netted four goals in five previous meetings with Liverpool, Actual Madrid’s opponents within the 2021-22 Champions League remaining.

In a post-match interview, Man City boss Pep Guardiola admitted that his side needs to keep this “tough” loss behind soon and concentrate on the Premier League. 

Karim Benzema scored the winner as Real Madrid fought back to reach the Champions League final Photo: AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

“It is tough for us, I cannot deny. We were so close to the Champions League final. Now we need to process that and come back, with our people at home and in the last four games, we have,” Guardiola was quoted by BBC Sport

Man Metropolis, who’re but to win the coveted European trophy, misplaced the ultimate to English rivals Chelsea final season.

Man Metropolis are only a level forward of Liverpool within the Premier League title race with 4 video games remaining. As their sole focus is the league now, Guardiola’s aspect are scheduled to host Newcastle on Sunday at Etihad. The Magpies have misplaced simply as soon as of their final 5 league outings, successful the remaining.

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