Manchester City Thrashes Real Madrid, Reaches Champions League Final

By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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Manchester City reached the UEFA Champions League final after a commanding display in their semi-final second leg encounter against Real Madrid, beating the defending champions 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium, progressing 5-1 on aggregate to set up a mouth-watering finale against Inter Milan.

The first leg finished in a 1-1 stalemate, with both sides looking to battle it out in the second leg in front of a packed stadium for a chance to reach the final.

The hosts started with Erling Haaland in attack, with Bernado Silva and Jack Grealish supporting on the wings. For Real Madrid, Karim Benzema led a front-three with Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo on the wings for the defending champions.

City midfielder Bernardo Silva scored twice in the first half as Pep Guardiola’s side dominated Real Madrid.

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva celebrates goal against Real Madrid.

In the second half, Carlo Ancelotti’s men tried to find a way back into the encounter. However, an own-goal by Real Madrid defender Eder Militao all but sealed the result for Manchester City.

World Cup winner with Argentina Julian Alvarez put the icing on the cake with a stoppage-time finish to blow Real Madrid away in style.

Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez scores goal against Real Madrid.

Manchester City are through to the final of the UEFA Champions League after a 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final tie, progressing 5-1 on aggregate

Inter Milan await Manchester City in what promises to be a clash of titans in the UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul on June 10th, 2023.

Manchester City will face Chelsea next in the Premier League on Sunday, looking to get all three (3) points to clinch their third consecutive title.

Real Madrid will travel to face Valencia on Sunday in LaLiga.

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