Manchester City completely overcame Real Madrid and headed to the final stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Man City won 4-0 in the second leg of the 2022/23 season UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 18th (Korean time).
The two teams, who drew 1-1 in the last game, needed a win in the second game to advance to the final, but Man City won and pushed Real 5-1 in the first and second games to advance to the final.
Manchester City also faced Real Madrid in the semifinals last season and were eliminated in a pitiful come-from-behind defeat in the second leg.먹튀검증
Man City, who reached the final of the 2020/21 season, competed against Inter Milan (Italy) in the final match on June 11 in Turkiye Istanbul, and were able to challenge for the championship once again in two years.
On this day, the home team, Man City, came out with a 3-2-4-1 formation. Ederson donned the goalkeeper’s gloves, with Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanzi forming the back three.
John Stones and Rodri were in the third line, and in the second line, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Jack Grealish supported forward striker Elling Halan.
The visiting team, Real Madrid, faced off with a 4-3-3 formation. With Thibaut Courtois in goal, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Eduardo Camavinga filled the back four.
In the midfield, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric teamed up, and in the front three-top, Rodrygo, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior played for Man City’s goal.
Manchester City led the game from the beginning of the first half and drove Real.
Until the 15th minute of the first half, they maintained close to 80% possession and fired 5 shots toward the Real goal, while Real was unable to record a single shot and was busy blocking Manchester City’s attack.
Manchester City’s powerful attack eventually broke through the Real goal. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Silva, who received a penetrating pass from De Bruyne in the Real penalty box, scored the opening goal with a powerful right-footed shot.
Real also launched a counterattack. In the 35th minute of the first half, Cross, who caught the ball outside the Man City penalty box, aimed for the goal with a right-footed mid-range shot, but it hit the top of the goal and did not lead to a goal.
Real missed the opportunity unfortunately, but Man City ran away one step further by taking advantage of the chance that came. In the 37th minute of the first half, Gundoan’s shot bounced off Real defenders, and Silva, who was waiting in front of the gate, pushed it into a header and once again bounced into Real’s net.
Real couldn’t create any threatening chances afterwards, and the first half ended with City leading 2-0.
In the early part of the second half, Real struggled for a comeback goal. In the 6th minute of the second half, Alaba’s free kick flew sharply toward the Manchester City goal, but Ederson’s save saved it.
Manchester City widened the gap with Real with the extra goal. In the 30th minute of the second half, in a free kick situation, De Bruyne’s cross hit Akanji’s head and flowed, and the ball hit Militang’s body and headed inside the goal, leading to Man City’s third goal.
Real attempted an attack to rekindle the pursuit until the end of the game, but was blocked by Man City’s pressure and failed to score.
On the other hand, Manchester City completely destroyed Real Madrid as Julian Alvarez, who was substituted in the second half of extra time, completed Phil Foden’s penetrating pass with a right-footed shot.
The match ended with the whistle blowing with Manchester City leading 4-0.
With this victory, Manchester City, following the Premier League championship, advanced to the FA Cup final and the Champions League final, taking a step closer to winning the triple crown (treble) in 24 years as an English club since Manchester United in 1999.