Man City Edges Past Real Madrid

From The Second Minute To The Very Last, Manchester City And Real Madrid Gave Soccer Fans One Of The Most Thrilling Champions League Knockout Stage Matches In Recent Memory. 

And Following A Seven-Goal Thrashing At The Etihad, The Second Leg In Madrid Next Week, Which Will Decide Who Goes To The Champions League Final In Paris Against Either Liverpool Or Villarreal.

Only Karim Benzema Hit Two Goals On The Night, Passing Robert Lewandowski For The Champions League Season Goal Lead With 14 & The French Star Did So In Epic Fashion, As He Has Done All Season.

Kevin De Bruyne's Goal, Which Put City Up Less Than Two Minutes Into The Game, Sent The Etihad Into A Frenzy. Riyad Mahrez's Goal-Bound Shot Came Before Real Madrid Had Even Exited Its Own Half.

The Early Goals Only Continued For The Hosts. Fresh Off His Four-Goal Performance Over The Weekend, Gabriel Jesus Doubled The City Lead In The 11th Minute.

City Kept Up The Pressure, But Benzema And Vincius Junior Were Able To Put The Hosts Under Pressure In The 18th Minute. After City Turned The Ball Over In Its Own Defensive Third.

Man City Would Be Left To Rue That Miss, As It Wouldn’t Be Long Before Real Madrid Would Make It A Game. It, Naturally, Was Benzema Who Cut The Lead In Half.

Man City Was Left To Rue Another Terrible Waste Just 3min Into The 2nd Half When Reem Mahrez's Shot Hit A Post. Dani Carvajal Blocked Foden's Shot On An Open Goal Is When Rebound Fell To Him.

Foden, On The Other Hand, Would Score In The 53rd Minute. After Winning The Ball, Fernandinho Fired A Fantastic Cross In As Foden Sprinted Into The Area And Headed It In For The 3–1 Lead.

In The 74th Minute, Bernardo Silva Stunned The Etihad With A Rocket Of A Shot Into The Upper Corner. After Oleksandr Zinchenko Was Taken Down Just Outside The Box,

In The 82nd Minute, Real Madrid Cut Man City’s Lead To One For The Third Time With A Benzema Penalty. After Aymeric Laporte Was Called For A Handball Inside The Penalty Area.

All Eyes Are Now On Madrid, Which Has Erased Deficits At Some Time In Each Of The Final 2 Legs.Those Matches Against PSG & Chelsea Wowed & More Of The Same Is Expected Next Wednesday At The Bernabéu.

The Dropout Linda from Elizabeth Holmes