Actual Madrid booked their place within the Champions League last towards Liverpool in really extraordinary circumstances, scoring twice in added time and a 3rd time in further time to knock out Manchester Metropolis in one other European traditional.
Following the barnstorming first leg on the Etihad stadium, Manchester Metropolis travelled to the Santiago Bernabeu figuring out that supplied they averted defeat, they might have booked their place within the last in Paris and yet one more showdown with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
And, in a sport that was the antithesis of the primary leg however fascinating nonetheless, it was Riyad Mahrez who thought he had punished a lacklustre Actual Madrid aspect handy his aspect a path to the ultimate.
Man Metropolis carve Actual Madrid open earlier than the winger applies a superb end to the transfer ⚽️
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 4, 2022
Then, all of it went incorrect for the Sky Blues, with Rodrygo nodding in a pair of headers in added time with the Spanish aspect’s first and second pictures heading in the right direction of the sport, and to pressure further time.
The Madridistas, a lot of whom had turned for the exits, returned jubliant, and the cauldron of noise uttered one other roar as Benzema went down within the space below a rash problem from Ruben Dias.
The Frenchman, who helped his aspect by each of the final rounds, brushed himself off and calmly slotted previous Ederson handy his aspect the lead simply minutes into further time, and full a exceptional turnaround for Los Blancos.
Thibaut Courtois – 6
Couldn’t do something when overwhelmed by Mahrez for the one purpose. Had little to do in any other case.
Dani Carvajal – 6
Toothless going forwards however stable defensively. Stored Foden very quiet.
Eder Militao – 5
A combination of theatrical tumbles and reckless challenges was interspersed with some common defending.
Nacho Fernandez – 7
Sturdy throughout the 90 minutes and rose to the event in David Alaba’s absence. Rose to added prominence in extra-time.
Ferland Mendy – 7
Marshalled Mahrez properly for a lot of the sport, and was a helpful foil for Vinicius Junior, however switched off at a key second to finish the tie.
Casemiro – 6
Was fortunate to flee a warning within the opening minutes and once more on the half hour, however actually supplied Actual Madrid extra solidity in the course of the park than they’d on the Etihad.
Luka Modric – 6
The Croatian was Actual Madrid’s greatest midfielder
Toni Kroos – 5
A passenger for a lot of the sport, was eliminated for Rodrygo as Ancelotti hunted a purpose in what proved a masterstroke.
Federico Valverde – 4
Was ineffective and supplied little both on the right-wing or in central midfield. Stored operating, nevertheless.
Karim Benzema – 5
Missed probabilities within the first half that he would have anticipated to bury in his vein of kind. Was bailed out by Rodrigo and stayed calm to transform an all-important spot kick.
Vinicius Junior – 6
Was concerned within the combat of the night time towards Kyle Walker earlier than the defender was pressured off with harm. Pacey however lacked finish product.
Rodrygo – 9
Grabbed two late targets with the primary two pictures heading in the right direction of the sport for Los Blancos to take the tie to further time. An excellent sub in its very essence.
Eduardo Camavinga -8
Modified the course of the sport, and appears to be one other jewel within the Actual Madrid midfield engine room.
Marco Asensio – 6
Did little to alter the sport.
Dani Ceballos- 5
Labored laborious in a backs to the wall efficiency in further time.
Jesus Vallejo – N/A
Got here on for the ultimate 10 minutes of extra-time
Lucas Vaszquez – N/A
Got here on for the ultimate 10 minutes of extra-time
Ederson – 6
Didn’t have a lot to do and appeared nervy on a few events when coming to say excessive balls, however was calm as standard along with his passing. Might do little for any of the targets.
Kyle Walker – 8
Pressured his method again from harm to be match for the sport, and was the final word difference-maker within the first half, preserving Vinicius Junior at bay. Hopefully his harm on the hour isn’t too critical.
Aymeric Laporte – 6
A few key blocks early within the second half stored the rating at 0-0, however was absent in Metropolis’s moments of insanity.
Ruben Dias – 5
Had little to do for a lot of the 90 minutes, however was caught out for the targets and gave away a sloppy penalty to compound a horrid 5 minutes.
Joao Cancelo – 4
A quiet return from suspension for Cancelo, who had little to do towards a poor Fede Valverde for a lot of the sport. Couldn’t get entangled within the assaults.
Rodri – 7
Stored the Manchester Metropolis assaults flowing and received his fingers soiled when essential. One in every of few who can emerge from the sport with credit score.
Kevin De Bruyne – 5
So usually Manchester Metropolis’s pacesetter, the Belgian couldn’t get into the sport as he would have preferred. Was taken off after 70 minutes.
Bernardo Silva – 8
Manchester Metropolis’s greatest participant, the Portuguese midfielder waltzed by the sport and confirmed some lovely touches midfield and a key block in his personal field.
Riyad Mahrez – 7
A quiet night time for the Algerian in essentially the most half, however got here up with what appeared just like the all-important purpose for the Cityzens earlier than he was eliminated.
Gabriel Jesus – 6
Labored laborious however to no avail.
Phil Foden – 6
Examined Courtois with a stinging volley within the first half, however was nameless aside from that.
Ilkay Gundogan – 6
Instantly made Metropolis higher on the ball, and confirmed some good touches.
Jack Grealish- 8
Got here on as the sport started to stretch, and was a menace down the left flank, seeing one shot narrowly extensive and one cleared off the road.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6
Got here on for the stricken Kyle Walker and misplaced his man twice for Rodrigo to show the tide in regular time.
Fernandinho – 5
Missed an excellent probability within the first half of extra-time, and couldn’t assist his aspect get again into it.
Raheem Sterling – 5
Got here on in further time, however was unable to make an influence.
What the specialists mentioned
In the present day was the primary time ever that Man Metropolis conceded a number of targets within the ninetieth minute or later below Pep Guardiola.
It couldn’t come at a worse time 😰 pic.twitter.com/psoubk2H5w
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 4, 2022
16 – Actual Madrid’s Toni Kroos will make his sixteenth begin in an #UCL semi-final match right this moment, with solely Cristiano Ronaldo beginning extra such matches (21) within the historical past of the competitors. Common. @realmadriden pic.twitter.com/CC79Xyhjod
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) May 4, 2022
After 15 years as a professional, almost 650 membership video games and over 100 caps for Germany… I nonetheless can’t put my finger on what Toni Kroos does expertly properly on a soccer pitch.
He clearly does one thing. Very well. However I simply don’t know what it’s.
— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) May 4, 2022
Man Metropolis created 0.00(xG) within the second half of Further Time towards Actual Madrid this night.
— The xG Philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) May 4, 2022
What the followers mentioned
Kyle Walker is letting Vini know, his title’s not Fernandinho.
— Chunkz (@Chunkz) May 4, 2022
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 4, 2022
At any time when Madrid appear to be getting knocked out. pic.twitter.com/HRiRKbO8jI
— Paddy Energy (@paddypower) May 4, 2022
I wasn’t all that fussed with Eduardo Camavinga at Rennes didn’t actually get his hype however he’s been key on this Champions League run for Actual Madrid , he’s been excellent since approaching when it comes to getting on the ball and carrying it ahead , made a very good influence.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) May 4, 2022
Query: does Casemiro ever get booked? 😂😂😂
— Olivia Buzaglo (@OliviaBuzaglo) May 4, 2022
What you could have missed
Karim Benzema has scored 15 targets from 5.81(xG) within the Champions League this season.
— The xG Philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) May 4, 2022
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