Manchester City reach the Champions League final after 2 years… Real Madrid’s ‘humiliation’ after 14 years

Manchester City defeated Real Madrid and advanced to the final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in two years. Real Madrid exited the UCL stage in humiliation of defeat by the most goals in 14 years.

In the second leg of the 2022-23 UCL semifinals held at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 18th at 4:00 am (Korean time), Man City added Bernardo Silva’s multi-goal and Manuel Akanzi’s and Julian Alvarez’s consecutive goals to beat Real Madrid 4- smashed to 0

Man City토토사이트, who had previously drawn 1-1 on the road to Real Madrid, took a huge lead with a total of 5-1 in the first and second games, and took the UCL final stage two years after the 2020-21 season. At the time, Manchester City, who failed to win the UCL for the first time in history by losing to Chelsea, took the opportunity to lift the Big Year (Champions Trophy) once again.

Man City advanced to the round of 16 with a top spot in Group G (4 wins, 2 draws), beating Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in the UCL group stage earlier. Then, they beat Leipzig in the round of 16 (8-1 in total in the first and second matches), Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals (4-1), and Real Madrid in the semifinals to advance to the final.

Manchester City will play the long-awaited final against Inter Milan, who advanced to the final by beating AC Milan the previous day. The two teams will face off on June 11 at 4:00 a.m. in Turkiye Istanbul in a single-death match. This is the first time the two teams have faced each other in the UCL.

On the other hand, defending champion Real Madrid tried to win their 15th championship, but were eliminated in the semifinals without being able to overcome the wall of Man City. Real Madrid also advanced to the round of 16 after passing through Group F earlier in the group stage, and then defeated English Premier League (EPL) teams one after another, including Liverpool in the round of 16 (total 6-2 in the first and second legs) and Chelsea in the quarterfinals (4-0). did. However, he collapsed on the way to Man City and ended his UCL journey.

As the record of ball possession 61%-39% and shooting number 16-7 tells us, the game was consistently overwhelming for Man City. Man City put pressure on Real Madrid from the beginning of the game to the extent that it had a 79% ball possession and a 10-fold lead in the number of passes by the 15th minute of the first half.

Bernardo Silva’s opening goal broke the balance in the 23rd minute of the first half. Bernardo Silva, who dug into the penalty box after receiving a penetrating pass from Kevin De Bruyne, shook the opponent’s net with a left-footed shot. Then, in the 37th minute of the first half, he scored an additional goal with a header. When Ilkay Gundogan’s shot hit the goalkeeper’s foot and went toward the goal, he headed it.

Manchester City’s Rubin Dias celebrates after winning against Real Madrid. Photo = Getty Images

Manchester City’s Rubin Dias celebrates after winning against Real Madrid. Photo = Getty Images

In the 31st minute of the second half, Man City, who gained momentum, headed Akanji from De Bruyne’s free kick, widening the gap to 3 goals. In the extra time of the second half, Alvarez, who received Phil Foden’s penetrating pass, roared as he scored the team’s fourth goal to put a wedge in the match.

After the match, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said: “It was very painful to lose to Real Madrid last season. In just one year, we proved how special our players are.” On the other hand, losing manager Carlo Ancelotti said, “Man City played a better game and deserved to reach the final. We advanced to the semifinals of the UCL, but if we face such a strong team, we may not be able to advance to the finals,” he admitted defeat.

Bernardo Silva, who scored multiple goals that day, became the third player ever to score two goals against Real Madrid in the UCL stage, following Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. gave Bernardo Silva a rating of 9.04, while Akanji (8.34), The Brawiner (8.323) and Jack Grealish (8.08) also received high ratings of 8 or higher.

For Real Madrid, Toni Kroos’ rating of 6.38 was the highest rating. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has a respectable rating of 6.2 despite conceding four goals. It was a rating in the sense that it had endured a game that could have suffered a crushing defeat with a larger score difference

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