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Real Madrid vs Manchester City Highlights

Real Madrid vs Manchester City Highlights


Real Madrid vs Manchester City Highlights



K. De Bruyne
Penalty Goal
Manchester City
83' GOAL! 2-1 CITY! De Bruyne makes no mistake from the spot, sending Courtois the wrong way and dragging the penalty into the bottom left corner. It's his 50th goal for City!
82' PENALTY FOR CITY! Sterling takes on Carvajal and the full-back clumsily brings down the England winger just as he enters the box. Can City steal an away win in Madrid?

K. De Bruyne
Assist
Manchester City
78' Assist Kevin De Bruyne
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
Manchester City
78' Goal Gabriel Fernando de Jesus
75' De Bruyne floats the free-kick in but Courtois is straight off his line to claim it. City would love an away goal to take back to Manchester.

R. Sterling
Bernardo Silva
Manchester City
73' Substitution Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva Raheem Shaquille Sterling
71' Chance for Madrid! Fernandinho makes a fantastic block to stop Ramos' shot after the Madrid captain makes a run into the box. City are hanging on. It's a Madrid corner.
69' Casemiro curls in a cross that Otamendi heads away. City are in a tricky position now - they'd obviously like to score but may not want to risk going a further goal down ahead of the second leg.
68' Madrid seem back in control now. Otamendi has Ferland Mendy lurking around him and punts clear when Madrid look to pass to the full-back.
66' It's almost 2-0 to Madrid here. Casemiro slides Valverde in down the right. Valverde puts in a weighted cross that's just a touch too close to Ederson for Benzema to knock it in. Ederson snaffles it up. City have to be careful they don't make this situation worse now.
65' City try to make amends for their mistake. De Bruyne carries the ball down the left and creates some space to fire in a low cross from the byline. Varane hooks it away. 
63' Modric looks to send Benzema away. Fernandinho reads the situation well and snuffs the chance out comfortably. What a player he's been for City over the years. He looks like he's played centre-back all his life.
62' Guardiola appeals for a handball as Modric takes the ball down from the air, apparently with his shoulder. The Madrid fans and the referee give him short thrift.
61' That's Isco's first goal in the Champions League knockout stages since May 2017. City have really shot themselves in the foot in conceding that, just as they were starting to assert their dominance.

Vinícius Júnior
Assist
Real Madrid
60' Assist Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior
Isco
Goal
Real Madrid
60' GOAL! 1-0 MADRID! That's totally against the run of play! Gundogan's pass in midfield is poor and Madrid press. Walker should clear but doesn't, Vinicius intercepts and finds Isco alone in the box, who can't miss!





58' Madrid get their first chance in a while as Isco nods a routine header at Ederson at the far post. 
54' Madrid show signs of life as Vinicius is set through on goal down the left. The Brazilian gets into the box and takes a tumble under pressure from Walker but it's never a penalty. He had no one to cross the ball to anyway.

L. Modrić
Yellow Card
Real Madrid
54' Modric is booked for that foul on Mahrez. Zidane must surely be considering changes.
53' Valverde looks to flick the ball through midfield as City close down ferociously. City come away with the ball and Mahrez looks to run onto it, only to be clipped by Modric.
51' Walker breezes past Vinicius but can't beat Ferland Mendy who pokes the ball out for a City corner. De Bruyne fizzes it in and Madrid clear it easily enough. They can't counter though as Vinicius pushes over Mahrez.

49' Madrid get significant numbers in the box for one of the first times in this game, but fail to get the ball in. City counter-attack and Mahrez's attempt to bend a shot into the top left corner doesn't quite come off. More warning signs for Madrid.

F. Valverde
Yellow Card
Real Madrid
48' Yellow card Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta
45' City get the second half underway. No changes for either side at half-time.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
45' + 1' What a chance for City to score before half-time! City win a corner down their left. De Bruyne fires it towards the near post, Courtois flaps and Jesus' shot is cleared off the line! Ramos' positioning is all wrong and he almost puts it into his own net, but Casemiro spares his blushes.
45' There'll be two added minutes here. It's been a great first half for City. Vinicius gets the ball near the halfway line and looks to get a head of steam. Walker is on the scene quickly to nick it off him.
43' City are getting more time on the ball now. Vinicius hands the ball to Gundogan. Of course, if you give possession to City, you're unlucky to get it back for some time.
41' Valverde gets a knock on the head from Mahrez, who concedes a foul. Valverde goes off temporarily for treatment.
39' The tireless De Bruyne wins possession for City. The visitors pop it around, with Madrid putting no pressure on City at all. The home fans don't seem happy with their team's performance so far.
38' Vinicius looks Madrid's brightest spark so far. The winger twists Walker's blood for a while before cutting back for a team-mate. Unfortunately for him, no one in a white shirt is there. City clear.
37' City get another shot on target as Silva gets possession from Jesus, firing quickly into the arms of Courtois. No real threat to Madrid's goal there.

36' Benzema wins a free-kick as he's brought down by Rodrigo. Madrid whip the ball in but City get a free-kick of their own as Valverde fouls Fernandinho.
35' Gundogan is in temporary trouble as he challenges Modric for the ball and the Croatian lands on his ankle. Thankfully the German looks to be able to continue.

Fernandinho
A. Laporte
Manchester City
33' Laporte walks off, shaking his head with disappointment. Fernandinho replaces him at centre-back for City.
32' Laporte looks to be in difficulty. It seems like he'll have to go off. It's a sad sight to see - the City defender is having a horrid season with injuries.
Fernandinho
A. Laporte
Manchester City
33' Substitution Aymeric Laporte Fernando Luiz Rosa

B. Mendy
Yellow Card
Manchester City
29' Yellow card Benjamin Mendy
24' Vinicius jinks past two City defenders to get into the box. Mahrez charges in to win the ball and takes a risk in running across his own goal. The Algerian gets lucky by winning a free-kick when Vinicius brings him down.
23' Only Madrid and City's two strikers Benzema and Jesus have had fewer touches of the ball than De Bruyne's nine so far. Guardiola's tactic to stymie Madrid is a strange one, but it seems to be working so far.
22' City take the corner short and get nowhere with it. Vinicius goes hunting on the counter-attack and is illegally stopped by Rodrigo, who otherwise goes unpunished. A tactical foul if ever there was one.

21' Big save by Courtois! City get the first chance of the game as De Bruyne threads Jesus behind Madrid's defence. Jesus cuts onto his right foot and fires straight at Madrid's keeper, who pushes it away. Ferland Mendy puts it out for a corner.

19' The home fans jeer as City play it very languidly at the back, showing no urgency to get forward. Mendy carries his team forward but over-commits to his dribble, allowing Casemiro to dispossess him.

18' Rodrigo wins the ball back for City after giving it away, allowing the visitors to settle on the ball. Jesus has now moved up front for City, while De Bruyne has come out to the left flank. We'll see how long that lasts.

16' Isco chips in a cross from the left of the box from Vinicius' ball. Benjamin Mendy beats Benzema to the header and Varane gets the follow-up shot very wrong, skying it.


16' Isco chips in a cross from the left of the box from Vinicius' ball. Benjamin Mendy beats Benzema to the header and Varane gets the follow-up shot very wrong, skying it.
14' City are struggling to counter-attack at the moment, partly becuase of how they're set up. To demonstrate the point, Jesus intercepts the ball from Carvajal but has no one to pass to. It's very odd. Has Guardiola out-thought himself again?
12' Vinicius makes his first cameo of the game as he takes on Walker, who allows the Brazilian to cross the ball in from the left. City manage to clear it.

10' City's formation is a source of curiosity here. Jesus and Mahrez are playing very wide and look to be tasked with tracking Madrid's full-backs, leaving De Bruyne and Silva as their most central players.

8' Valverde gives away the first foul of the game, catching Gundogan as the German intercepts Modric's pass. City concede possession and Ferland Mendy gallops forward for Madrid, only for Walker to put a stop to the attack.


6' Unusually for them, City seem content to let Madrid have the ball early on. Casemiro angles a pass from his own half towards Carvajal. Benjamin Mendy leaps high to head it out for a throw-in.
4' Modric pings a nice pass wide to Carvajal. However, Madrid only have Valverde in the box so Carvajal elects to pass back. You can understand why both sides are starting this tie cautiously.
3' It's clear that City are playing in a 4-2-3-1 with De Bruyne in the hole. Ederson kicks the ball forward for Mahrez to chase but it rolls straight through to Courtois.
1' City go on the attack early on as Benjamin Mendy curls a cross in from deep. Ramos' clearance is poor and lands to Silva whose shot from the left of the box is blocked by Carvajal.
1' Madrid get this clash of the titans underway!

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