Real Madrid beat City in the semis thanks to the heroics of the goalkeeper

Real Madrid beat City in the semis thanks to the heroics of the goalkeeper

Real Madrid beat City in the semis thanks to the heroics of the goalkeeper. Andre Lunin. After Bernardo Silva’s shot, he returned Mateo Kovacic’s shot as well. His heroic performance in the tiebreaker after the main match, Real Madrid won 4–3 on penalties.

Argentina’s Julián Alvarez, who won the World Cup on a big stage like the Champions League, has a heavy responsibility on his shoulders. He had to take the first shot against Lunin, he made no mistake putting the ball into the net. But Luka Modric failed for Real, his shot was turned away by City goalkeeper Ederson. Silva stepped forward to take the second shot for City. He took a shot straight at Lunin, the Real goalkeeper blocked it standing still. Kovacic didn’t take easy shots like Silva. His shot went wide. But Lunin jumped and returned it.

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Defending champions City then made no mistake, with Phil Foden and Ederson finding the back of the net. Real did not make a mistake, Toni Rudiger also found the net after Jude Bellingham, Lucas Vasquez and Nacho. After the main match was drawn 1-1, 14-time champions Real Madrid won 4-3 on penalties and reached the semi-finals.

Real Madrid, who drew 3-3 at home, took the lead in the 12th minute of the match. Rodrigo found the back of the net after touching the rebound from Ederson. Real started a defensive game by scoring a goal, the host team created pressure on that opportunity.

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Except for Rodrigo’s goal at the Etihad, only the Manchester club played. They always put Real Madrid under pressure with the control of the whole match, most of the pressure probably went to Andrey Lunin. Kevin De Bruyne equalized in the second half as City mounted a back-and-forth attack against him. Jeremy Doku passes inside the D box. Rudiger failed to clear the ball properly. De Bruyne got the ball. He took aim over Lunin’s head.

At the end of 90 minutes the scoreline of the match was 1-1. As a result, the game went into overtime. Carlo Ancelotti’s men came out of the shell in extra time. At this time, they created pressure in the opposing camp. City players were also responding. But no one could see the goal. As a result, the fate of the match is decided in a tiebreaker.