Man City vs Real Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League score and goal updates as Phil Foden strikes

Man City vs Real Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League score and goal updates as Phil Foden strikes


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Follow all the action as Manchester City host Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Pep Guardiola’s side kept their cool in a grueling and restless quarter-final against Atletico Madrid, with Kevin De Bruyne’s first-leg goal proving enough to secure City’s way into the four last. Guardiola worries about the fitness of several key defenders with Joao Cancelo ruled out and Kyle Walker and John Stones both missed training on Monday leaving the City manager with a conundrum on how to organize his backline . City will always come into the game full of confidence, however, after a 5-1 thrashing of Watford at the weekend saw them retain their one-point lead in the Premier League title race.

Madrid have twice looked close to being knocked out of the tournament, first by Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 and then Chelsea in the quarter-finals, but each time the brilliance of Karim Benzema and Luka Modric kind of helped transport Carlo. On the side of Ancelotti on the line. The Italian was struggling with two key injury issues but, while Casemiro only benched, David Alaba was deemed fit to start with a significant boost for Madrid. The Spanish giants also had the luxury of being able to focus almost all of their attention on that draw, with the club just one point away from winning the La Liga title. Follow all the action live below:

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GOAL! Man City 3 – 2 Real Madrid (Vinicius Jr, 55′)⚽️

55 min: Real Madrid is not going away!

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 9:14 p.m.

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GOAL! Manchester City 3 – 1 Real Madrid (Foden, 53′)⚽️

53 minutes: City have their third! Fernandinho cuts the ball and plays a nice one-two with Mahrez to get behind on the right wing. He sends a center in the middle of the surface where Phil Foden arrives in space and sends the ball into the back of the net! Real Madrid went to sleep there but it’s a great initiative from Fernandinho.

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 9:12 p.m.

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Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

52 mins: City collect the ball in Real’s half and pass it to De Bruyne. He brings it to the edge of the box and shoots but it’s a good counter from Eder Militao to deny it.

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 9:11 p.m.

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Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

51 mins: De Bruyne is introduced into the right side of the penalty area and wastes no time with a pass into the six-yard area. Foden expects the pass and fights with Carvajal to get there first, but the defender is strong and holds it long enough to get the ball away.

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 9:09 p.m.

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Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

48 mins: Luck! The cities are so close to each other! The ball is sent to Riyad Mahrez who passes the ball around Eder Militao and sweeps into the box. He’s wide open and aims for the back corner but fires his guided shot into the post! The ball bounces off Phil Foden who sends it back on goal only for Dani Carvajal to clear it off the line!

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 9:08 p.m.

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Second half: Man City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

Kick-off: David Alaba is replaced by Nacho for Real Madrid in what appears to be an injury-related substitution. No other changes for Manchester City.

The visitors restart the game.

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 9:04 p.m.

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Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

Just the five goals in two games from Man City’s Gabriel Jesus.

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Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 8:59 p.m.

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Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring with the fastest goal in the Champions League semi-final. At 93 seconds, De Bruyne’s opener was also Manchester City’s first goal since the start of a Champions League game.

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Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 8:55 p.m.

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Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

40 goals in the season now for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. What will be the importance of this one later in this equality?

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Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 8:51 p.m.

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Half time: Man City 2 – 1 Real Madrid

45+1 mins: Manchester City take a one-goal cushion in the break. They started fast and could have had three or four before Real Madrid responded through Karim Benzema.

The game and the tie are delicately ready now. Can City add to their second-half tally?

Michael JonesApril 26, 2022 8:48 p.m.

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