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Ahram Online provided a live score coverage for Tuesday's match between Manchester City and Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Semi-final's first leg

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Apr 2016
Real Madrid v Man City
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) and Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando (L) go up for a high ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016 (AFP)
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Full match: Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid

90+4 The referee blows the final whistle. It's Man City 0-0 Real Madrid

90+3 Keeper Navas tips over De Bruyne's free kick ...out for corner!

90+2 Carvajal goes into the referee's book after a foul on De Bruyne down the left

90' Kroos makes way for Isco

89' City now pushing forward...

83' UNBELIEVABLE!!! hART again!! the keeper denies Pepe who struck into the keeper's chest from inside the six-yard box!!

81' Bale's free kick hits the wall...out for corner

79' HART comes again to City's rescue, denying Casemiro's header with his leg!!!

77' Jesus Navas makes way for Raheem Sterling

75' After finding space between the lines, Bale curls a shot with his left foote that goes narrowly wide

73' Modiric captializes on the space left behind by Fernandinho to fire high from outside the area

71' What a save!! Hart tips over Jese's header from Carvajal's cross!!

70' De Bruyne shouts for penalty on the grounds that the ball touched Modric's hands inside the box

66' Kroos strikes wide from outside the box

60' An intense spell of pressure from Real, who are unreservedly pushing their full-backs forward into attack

54' Ramos heads Kroos's free corner towards goal but Hart saves!

50' Carvajal surges forward and into the area as last-ditch tackle from Otamdendi keeps the ball out for corner

48' Bale has a penalty shout after allegedly been fouled by Otamendi

47' What a chance!! Aguero misses the target from outside the area after receiving a forward pass that penetrated the Real midfield!

46' Jese replaces Benzema for Real's first change of the game

The second half begins

45+2 The referee ends the first hlaf

45+1 Aguero flagged for offside..

42' A spell of pressure by the visitors now

40' Silva forced off due to injury, as Iheanacho replaces him

37' Silva booked after a foul on Bale

35' TV replays shows Kompany to have kicked Vazquez while challenging for the ball, but the referee gave nothing!

33' Kompany comes forward to stop Gareth Bale who now have drifted inside

32' Real are happy to keep a deep block, leaving the City defense with all time on the ball

27' Silva's cross eventually headed wide by Otamendi

26' Fernandinho wins a free kick after being fouled by Ramos down the right

24' Pepe instantly cautioned by the ref following a rash foul on Navas during a counter attack for the hosts 

21' Bale steers clear behind Clichy, but Kompany clears the danger away

20' Otamendi gets out of position to clear the ball away from ball at the touchline

16' A counter-attack led by De Bruyne down the left behind the advancing Carvajal, but Casemiro covers and clears out for a throw

13' Bale beats Clichy down the right before seeing his cross eventually cleared

10' Casemiro makes a fierce challenge on Fernandinho, but escapes a yellow card.

7' A spell of pressure by City, but they are yet to pose threat on goal.

4' Otamendi forced to foul Bale after the Welshman outpaced the City center-back.

2' The first corner for Real after Kompany headed a throw-in clear from inside the area.

The first half gets underway.

20:35 Just 10 minutes left till kick off.

20:30 Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany returns in his right-sided center back role.

20:00 Real Madrid winger Ronaldo surprisingly ruled out of the match. He is not even on the substitutes' bench.

19:50 Manchester City's starting line-up: Joe Hart, Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Gael Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero

19:45 Real Madrid's starting line-ups: Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema

19:15 Manchester City will miss Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure due to injury. Real Madrid have a fully fit squad. 

18:50 They fared better in the return fixture, coming back to draw 1-1 thanks to Sergio Aguero's penalty after an opening goal from Karim Benzema.

17:15 The teams' only previous competitive meetings were in the group stage of the 2012/13 competition, with City leading twice in the first game before losing 3-2 to a stoppage-time winner from Cristiano Ronaldo.

16:14 Wales forward Bale has, however, warned City that Real, who are appearing in their 27th European Cup semifinal, will seek to inflict some damage before finishing the job next week.

"I think that the most important thing is to score away from home, said Bale, who scored twice as Real came back to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 in La Liga at the weekend.

16:00 Aguero, who recently reached the 100-goal milestone in the Premier League, never finished on the winning side against Real while he was at Atletico Madrid and he will be itching to put the record straight against the 10-times European champions.

15:40 The Wolfsburg loss gives City cause for optimism, though, and with their Argentina striker Sergio Aguero and Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne finishing the season with a flourish, Real's defence will be given a testing examination.

15:20 Since the beginning of March Zinedine Zidane's side have won nine La Liga games in a row and even when they suffered a hiccup in a 2-0 defeat by Wolfsburg in the Champions League quarterfinal they responded with a 3-0 home victory.

14:55 While City's recent form has been on the rise, if a little late to stop the Premier League's fairytale title hunters Leicester City, Real have been almost unstoppable of late as they try and chase down Barcelona in La Liga.

14:45 Ronaldo has scored 47 times this season, including 16 in just 10 Champions League appearances, but Pellegrini says he knows how to stop the Portuguese goal machine.

"I knew all about him from (my team) playing (against) Manchester United when I was at Villarreal," Pellegrini said.

14:00 First, however, City's defence must find a way of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema quiet at their Etihad Stadium so as to arrive at their opponents' Santiago Bernabeu fortress with something tangible to hang on to.

13:35 They also kept alive the intriguing possibility of a Milan final against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, whose manager Pep Guardiola will take over the Manchester City hot seat from former Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini next season.

13:20 In seeing off Paris St Germain, who have similar financial muscle, in the quarterfinals they delivered a powerful statement of intent to reach their first semifinal since a European Cup Winners' Cup defeat by Chelsea in 1971.

12:45 The Abu Dhabi-backed English club have already broken new ground this season, moving past the last 16 stage that proved their limit for the past two seasons having failed even to survive the group stage prior to that.

12:00 Until this season Manchester City's progression in the Champions League could be measured in baby steps but on Tuesday they can make a huge leap forward when they host Real Madrid in their first European semifinal for 45 years.

 

Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)

Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

 

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