Actual Madrid will face Liverpool within the Champions League last on Might 28 after some astonishing late drama in Spain, as they scored twice in stoppage-time to take their semi-final with Manchester Metropolis to extra-time after which Karim Benzema netted a penalty to win the second leg 3-1 (6-5 on combination).
In full distinction to the primary leg, the sport on the Bernabeu was a good, nervy affair for many of regular time earlier than Riyad Mahrez lashed house with a first-time effort to present Metropolis respiration area within the tie.
However simply when it regarded like a conflict with Liverpool within the last was on the playing cards, Actual substitute Rodrygo scored twice in stoppage-time after which Karim Benzema netted a penalty in extra-time to seal a outstanding win for Carlo Ancelotti’s males.
Benzema surprisingly squandered two sturdy headed possibilities for Actual early on earlier than Metropolis began to take a grip on possession.
Kevin de Bruyne drilled an effort straight at Thibaut Courtois earlier than Bernardo Silva pressured the Actual stopper into a sensible cease at his close to submit.
Gabriel Jesus curled an effort narrowly large earlier than Phil Foden’s 30-yard volley pressured Courtois into motion. On the different finish, it was the continued foot race between Kyle Walker and Vinicius Jr that was proving a must-watch in an in any other case disappointing opening interval.
Actual got here out at a a lot faster tempo in the beginning of the second interval, inflicting some panicky moments within the Metropolis defence.
Nevertheless, the impasse was lastly damaged on the evening when a fast Metropolis counter completed with the excellent Silva teeing up Mahrez to lash house with 17 minutes to go.
Rodrygo stuns Metropolis with late heroics
Metropolis had one foot in Paris, just for Actual substitute Rodrygo to start out writing his personal script.
OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW!!!!!
Rodrygo luggage his second purpose in a matter of minutes!
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The ahead minimize the combination deficit to 5-4 by flicking within the ninetieth minute after which glanced house an excellent header to take the sport to extra-time.
The house facet began the additional interval the best way they completed the sport, on the entrance foot, and have been awarded a penalty when Dias felled Benzema within the space and the Frenchman stepped as much as hearth house from the spot.
Fernandinho got here inside inches of drawing Metropolis stage within the closing levels of the primary interval of extra-time. Nevertheless, they did not muster one other clearcut probability and crashed out in heartbreaking style.
Manchester Metropolis (4-3-3)
Ederson: Had nothing to do till the ninetieth minute, when Actual immediately sparked into life. Certainly, he made a fantastic cease to disclaim Rodrygo his hat-trick within the last minutes of stoppage-time. 6/10
Kyle Walker: Had his fingers full with Vinicius Jr and coped very well. Didn’t look match the longer the sport went on was finally pressured off by means of harm. 8
Ruben Dias: Strong as a rock till the drama of the closing levels when Metropolis’s defence began to buckle. Gave away the spot-kick that gave Actual the lead within the tie in extra-time. 6
Aymeric Laporte: Booked early on after going head to chest with Luka Modric in a battle for the ages wherein the diminutive Croatian additionally noticed yellow. Didn’t look composed when Actual stepped up the tempo. 5
Joao Cancelo: Supplied an excellent outlet for Metropolis down the left earlier than switching to the best when Walker was pressured off. 6
Rodri: Hardly ventured out of his personal half as Metropolis regarded to play it extra cautious. Drained badly as the sport went on and changed by Sterling in extra-time. 5
Stylish Silva Metropolis’s star man
Bernardo Silva: Denied by Courtois when his near-post strike nearly broke the impasse on the evening. Finest Metropolis participant on the evening, driving his ahead at each alternative, whereas additionally doing his bit defensively. 8
Kevin de Bruyne: Blazed an early effort straight at Courtois after beginning brightly. Was not given the area he was afforded within the first leg and was not at his greatest consequently. 6
Riyad Mahrez: Pretty quiet within the recreation earlier than exploding into it with a thunderbolt of a end to present Metropolis respiration area within the tie. Subbed as Metropolis regarded to hold on to what they’d. 7
Man Metropolis carve Actual Madrid open earlier than the winger applies an excellent end to the transfer ⚽️
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Phil Foden: Was welcomed to the Bernabeu with a few hefty challenges however saved his composure. Dipping 30-yard volley pressured Courtois into motion within the first half. On the fringes of the sport all through. 6
Gabriel Jesus: Curled a first-half simply large and began the second interval brightly with one other effort that examined Courtois. Subbed as Metropolis regarded to defend their lead. 6
Oleksandr Zinchenko (on for Walker, 72): Made a direct affect to launch the Metropolis counter-attack that led to Mahrez’s opening purpose. 7
Ilkay Gundogan (on for De Bruyne, 72): Struggled to make an affect on the sport when he got here on. 5
Jack Grealish (on for Jesus, 79): Was concerned immediately and had an effort cleared off the road that might have wrapped up the tie. 6
Fernandinho (on for Mahrez, 85): Legs not fairly lengthy sufficient to scramble house from shut vary late within the first interval of extra-time. 6
Raheem Sterling (on for Rodri, 99): Gave Metropolis extra of a menace in behind however Actual dropped too deep to make that depend. 6