Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is back in the Champions League with a stunning return to the season, scoring at least 14 goals in just ten games on Tuesday night in the semi-final first leg against Manchester City scored two goals. City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final in a good home game but left the Manchester City Stadium wondering how the 13-time record holder is still there. Despite City’s 4-3 win, a first-half goal and a fine second-half Panenka penalty by Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema ultimately cut off City’s home hopes. Guardiola’s delighted with Manchester City’s rout of Real Madrid. Real Madrid overcame disappointment over Manchester City’s failure to end the Champions League semi-final with a stunning first leg. You can place a 1xbet login BD before the second-leg and still get good odds on Madrid, following this defeat.
City manager Josep Guardiola saw the team double the lead in the 11th minute thanks to an in-form Gabriel Jesus. The latter scored four goals in the English Premier League at the weekend, taking a pass from Kevin De Bruynes and turning his back on David Alaba ahead of home practice. City manager Josep Guardiola might have marvelled at his side’s energetic and quality football, securing only 21 first-half leads, but the second half saw a similar pattern. Manchester City took a 2-0 lead after 11 minutes thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, and it should have been clearer before Karim Benzema’s went off the post in the 33rd minute. Manchester City was exciting and should have scored 3-0. Still, Real Madrid failed to convert promising chances, and Real Madrid responded with Benzema aiming the ball into the bottom corner to cut the gap in half before half-time.
Manchester City scored a good goal through Bernard Silva, but Benzema’s easy penalty in the final cut the gap to next Wednesday’s second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. Due to Manchester City’s dominant possession, Ancelotti’s mainly relied on counterattacks. Bernardo Silva scored the fourth goal for the host, and only Karim Benzema-Panenka scored a penalty kick in the Champions League semi-final. Maintain a slight lead until the second stage in Santiago Bernabéu next week. Manchester City took the game in the 94th second to set the fastest goal in a Champions League semi-final, as Riyad Mahrez passed a penetrating kick through the defence of Real Madrid, and Kevin De Bruynes’ goal headed the plan. Riyad Mahrez made a fine run on the right side of the pitch in Manchester City’s first-half inside and kicked to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who passed the ball into the net through Thibaut Courtois.
Rivals Real Madrid will host Espanyol on Saturday for their 35th title after winning eight of their last nine league games (with one loss), and City will play Leeds in the Premier League this Saturday.