RELIVE: Real Madrid v Manchester City (UEFA Champions League - Semi-finals)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 May 2016

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Wednesday's match between Real Madrid and Manchester City in the second leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final

Manchester City and Real Madrid
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale fights for the ball against Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi, left, during the Champions League semifinal soccer match between Manchester City and Real Madrid, at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (AP)

Full time: Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City 



The referee blows his final whistle, Real Madrid go through 1-0 on aggregate to set up a final meeting against city rivals Atletico for the second time in three seasons. 

90+4' Man City defender Otamendi is booked for a foul on Ronaldo. 

90' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time. 

89' Aguero goes close for City with a superb shot that goes just over the bar!! Man City could have punished Real for their profligacy.

88' Real make their final substitution. Modric is replaced with Mateo Kovacic. 

87' The last few minutes are really dull! Both sides are unable to move the ball around. 

84' The ensuing free kick from De Bruyne hits the side netting. 

83' Real Madrid's Vazquez is booked for a foul on Sterling on the left near the penalty area. 

79' Real lay siege to City's area in the latter stages. 

76' City are still toothless but they only need one goal to grab a surprise win on the away goal rule. 

70' City midfielder Fernando is booked for a foul on Luka Modric. 

69' City aim to revive their attack by introducing Iheanacho instead of Navas. 

64' A header is denied by the post!! Real are very unlucky not to go 2-0 up. 

63' A deflected shot from Ronaldo from the edge of the area goes just wide! 

61' Another substitution for City. Yaya Toure, who looks largerly effective, is replaced with Raheem Sterling. 

59' Ronaldo swivels and sends a low shot into the safe hands of Hart after a pass from Vazquez. 

57' Manchester City look lost! Real are in control. 

55' Real make their first substitution. Jese is replaced with Lucas Vazquez. 

52' What a chance for Modric!! He is thwarted by Hart with the goal at his mercy after he is found by a defence-splitting pass from Gareth Bale. 

51' Jese fires a powerful angled shot that goes over the crossbar. 

50' Bale finds Ronaldo with a superb long ball but the Portuguese mis-hits his volley from inside the area. 

48' Jese makes a darting run down the left and skips past his challenger but his poor low cross is collected by Hart. 

46' Real have an early effort that is ruled out for offside. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

44' What a chance for City!! Fernandinho cuts inside Carvajal and grazes the post with a low shot. 

43' Bale tries his luck from distance but his shot is gathered by City keeper Joe Hart. 

42' Man City are yet to create any goal-scoring chances, but they relatively improve as the match wears on. 

39' A  flowing move sees Luka Modric releases Marcelo on the left but the Brazilina's inaccurate cross goes across the box. 

36' A goal for Real disallowed!! Pepe finds the net following a floated free kick but the linesman flags for offside. 

35' Real ease off a bit but they still have the upper hand. 

30' City winger Kevin de Bruyne booked for a challenge on Real left-back Marcelo. 

26' At the other end, in a rare foray forward, Jesus Navas sends a low cross that is easily collected by Real keeper Keylor Navas. 

24' Ronaldo blasts high over after a pass from Isco on the edge of the area.

24' City should be bolder after Real got ahead on aggregate!

21' Gareth Bale puts them ahead. He latches onto a deft Carvajal pass and his right-foot effort from a tight angle loops into the net after taking a slight deflection of Mangala.

20' GOAAAAAAAAAL FOR REAL MADRID!!

17' City sit back in the first quarter of an hour, looking to close down spaces as Real push forward.

13' First half-chance for Real! Carvajal whips in a cross from the right but Ronaldo's header goes high over.

10' City forced to make an unscripted substitution. Belgian defender Vincent Kompany, who sustains an injury, replaced by Eliaquim Mangala.

8' Ronaldo fails to properly control a pass from Gareth Bale as Real attempt to hit City on the break.

5' First corner for Madrid cleared by the Man City defence. 

3' Cautious start as Real seek to control possession from the early stages.


The match is underway

19:50 Real Madrid: Keylor Navas,Pepe,Sergio Ramos,Marcelo,Daniel Carvajal,Toni Kroos,Luka Modric,Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo,Gareth Bale,Jese Rodriguez
 
 
19:45 Manchester City: Joe Hart,Bacary Sagna,Vincent Kompany, Gael Clichy,Nicolas Otamendi,Fernando, Jesus Navas,Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho,Yaya Toure

19:00 Man City are missing influential winger David Silva, who is out with a hamstring injury. Right-back Pablo Zabaleta is also ruled out. 


16:30 City defender Eliaquim Mangala, one of the men in charge of stopping Ronaldo on Wednesday, said the scoreless draw in the first leg was not a bad result considering the team's success in away games.

''We defended very well and didn't concede an away goal which was very important for us,'' Mangala said. ''We know that it will be a tough game against Real Madrid and that they play well at home, but we did well in the other rounds.''
 

16:00 Despite its advantages, Madrid holds a lot of respect for City, which has an impressive away record of three wins and two draws in the Champions League this season. It eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals, a stage it reached for the first time.

''If Manchester City made it to the semifinals, it's because they're an excellent team,'' Ronaldo said. ''Knocking out PSG is not an easy task, but they managed to do it. They are a team with very few weaknesses.''
 

15:30 ''That feeling when the fans inside the Santiago Bernabeu get behind you and are with us is unexplainable,'' Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas said. ''We'll be trying to chase every ball, and each player is going to be giving their best to ensure that everything works out perfectly.''

Only Karim Benzema remains seriously doubtful because of a right hamstring injury.
 

15:00 Madrid, the title winner in 2014, has won its last six games at the venue in all competitions. The club is unbeaten against English sides at home in the Champions League, and it defeated City 3-2 in the tournament's group stage in 2012.

14:30 ''Home advantage will help,'' Real Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro said. ''It is going to be a very difficult game but our fans are strong. That gives us a small advantage. We're counting on the fans and I'm sure they'll not let us down.''

Only two opponents have beaten Madrid at home this season, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Malaga earned a 0-0 draw against the 10-time European champions at the Bernabeu, a result that, if repeated, would send Wednesday's game into extra time.

14:00 Another edge for Madrid comes from Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where it has crushed all-comers this season, winning 20 of 23 matches in all competitions. In the Champions League, it's won all five home games by outscoring opponents 18-0.

13:30 He hurt his right leg in a Spanish league game on April 20 and hasn't played since then. Madrid has not released any official information about the injury, prompting widespread rumors about its severity, but he participated fully in training on Monday and looked fit to return to action.

13:00 Ronaldo leads the Champions League with 16 goals, one shy of the record he set in the 2013-14 season.

12:35 Real Madrid is set to have Ronaldo back after he missed three straight games because of a leg injury, including the 0-0 first-leg draw in Manchester last week.

12:00 Boosted by Cristiano Ronaldo's likely return and a nearly perfect home record, Real Madrid welcomes Manchester City on Wednesday with another Champions League final almost in its grasp

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (ESP)

Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)

First leg result:

Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid 

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