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The first leg of the C1 between Real Madrid and Manchester City ended without a winner (1-1).

Everything remains to be done in the opposition between Real Madrid and Manchester City for the account of the semi-finals of the Champions League. The first leg, which was played at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, ended without a winner. A fair result given the nature of the match. Each team had its half-time and the two goals scored in this part were against the run of play each time.

Vinicius Jr chilled the Sky Blues

On his lawn, it was Real who struck first. At the 36e minute, Vinicius Jr proved he was the man of the big nights by placing an unstoppable shot from outside the box. The Brazilian could also thank Eduardo Camavinga, who had done almost everything on this action by covering 60 meters with the ball at his feet.

Real were lucky to take the lead at the time as the first half saw City fly through the ball rolling in terms of possession. The visitors imposed their law, but without being dangerous. They pushed without result and were punished on their first conceded shot on target.

De Bruyne put City right side up

Upon returning from the locker room, the opposite scenario occurred. Curiously, once in front of the mark, Real was more enterprising. The Merengue sought shelter with the support of their supporters. In vain. Only Karim Benzema managed to send a shiver through the English area, with a hard shot blocked by John Stones (50e).


This strike 🤩#RMAMCI | #UCL

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Back to the wall, City did not disunite. And playing lower was more successful for him since he took advantage of spaces and merengue errors to be threatening. A mistake like the one made by Camavinga in the 67e. The French lacked precision on a clearance, Rodri took the opportunity to transmit to Ilkay Gundogan, who served Kevin De Bruyne at the entrance to the area. The Belgian did not ask any questions and fired a missile at ground level. The leather ended at the bottom and allowed him to write the 11e goal of his career in a C1 knockout match.

This magnificent stop by Ederson against Benzema 😳#RMAMCI | #UCL

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Ederson disgusted the French of Real

It was 1-1 and the score didn’t change after that. He could have though. Without completely discovering each other, the two teams sought to win the bet. Real had the clearest chances with a spiked header from Karim Benzema and a long shot from returning Aurélien Tchouaméni, which forced Ederson into magnificent saves (78th and 90th). In eight days, we will know if the two French will regret or not these unconverted opportunities.

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