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Madrid uses character and eliminates a dominant City in the penalty shootout (1-1)

Published:17/04/2024 - 23:51h

Updated:18/04/2024 - 00:12h

Manchester City and Real Madrid confirmed what, for a couple of seasons, has been the new European classic with another great game in England. This time there weren't as many goals, but there was a lot of drama. In the end, penalties kept Madrid alive, with Lunin as the hero

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Machester City And Real Madrid contested a taut and dramatic duel in England. The party careció of the gone and characteristic turn of the last crosses between both teams, but contested with a lot of intensity from beginning to end. At the end, 120 minutes were not sufficient to define to the rival of the Bayern Munich. The penaltis defined the eliminatory in favour of the whites and with Lunin like hero.

Unlike the crash of gone, Pep Guardiola recovered to Éderson, Kyle Walker and Kevin Of Bruyne, whereas the Madrid went out with a much more defensive posture, although the high pressure was remarkable during the first chamber of hour. With Rodrygo again recostado by left and Vinicius like false '9', the 'merengues' hurt with long balloons and, in the minute 12, the '11' opened the marker in a played armed thanks to an excelso control of Jude Bellingham.

The English went down of the clouds a clear that it seemed unimportant and enabled to Fede Valverde. The 'charrúa' followed suit with 'Vini' going in by right and the '7' yielded to his compatriot, the one who arrived free by the centre to define in front of Éderson. The goalkeeper 'sky blue' cut across the first finish of the extreme, but the rebound favoured to the madridista to open the marker.

The City reacted fast, but the Madrid held the zero until the rest

In spite of blow and another pair of approximations 'merengues' to the against, the City reacted fast to the 0-1, creating danger with Grealish and Foden by the sides. The venues had multiple options from the corner, but so much Phil as Of Buyne opted for launching closed the majority of the corners. The most dangerous was of the Belgian in the 44', saved by Lunin with difficulties on the line of goal.

The ones of Pep Guardiola arrinconaron to the Madrid in the ten last minutes of the first part, but did not attain to translate his command in clear occasions. A head butt of Haaland to the stick was the clearest of the City before the rest, in a played in which Bernardo Silva could not take advantage of the rebound in the crossbar. In the 'White House', Dani Carvajal saw the yellow by a fault on Grealish.

Of Bruyne compensated the total command of the City in the second part

The dynamics did not vary after the halftime. To the Madrid lasted him very little the balloon in his feet and the siege 'sky blue' translated in two clear occasions saved by Nacho, on the line and Lunin, with a paradón to a finish from the frontal of Of Buyne in the 50'. The ones of Ancelotti replegaron lines very early, with until eight players put in his area to close him spaces to the venues.

Recently in the minute 70, Éderson went back to have contact with the balloon, cutting a centre of Valverde to Vinicius by low very dangerous, previous assistance of Carvajal to the mediocentro Uruguayan. Justo after this played, Guardiola put to Jérémy Doku in place of Grealish for lastimar a vulnerable right side with Dani apercibido. And, product of a desborde of the Belgian extreme, arrived the tie of Of Bruyne in the 76', taking advantage of a bad clear of Rüdiger in the area girl to take the rebound and fusilar to Lunin.

The Madrid could resist and force the extention

The own Kevin brushed the 2-1 a pair of minutes later with a bombazo of half distance that almost cuela by the angle. Ancelotti Put to Luka Modric by Kroos to freshen a centre of the totally surpassed field. However, the City followed arriving with ease by right and, in the 81', Akanji enabled to Of Bruyne going in to the area, but the mediocentro sent to the terracing his finish in spite of finishing with total freedom.

Brahim ingresó by Rodrygo, looking for some relief for the white group. Recently in the 89', the Moroccan could combine with Vinicius in one against that cut Rodri, winning the yellow. In the discount happened very little, although the suspense kept to the end with the fourteenth corner of the City that finish in a finish fallido of Haaland.

The penaltis gave the classification to the Madrid

Before the beginning of the extention, Guardiola sent to Julián Álvarez to the field by a Haaland again disappeared in decisive parties. In the minute 100, Vinicius asked the change by a prick in the right thigh after a long career beside Walker. Lucas Vázquez ingresó in his place to give a hand to Carvajal by right, the side by which more damage did the City from the entry of Doku.

Foden Wasted the clearest of the City in the first part of the lengthen, with a finish diverted after a big assistance of Bernardo Silva. Rüdiger, by his part, sent to the clouds a pass inmejorable of Brahim that it left him hand manually in front of Éderson just after the first corner of the Madrid in all the party. After the change sideways, Carvajal tore , forcing the entry of Éder Militao. By the City went out, also extenuados, Of Bruyne and Akanji by Stones and Kovacic, but did not have legs neither ideas to mark differences. At the end, the penaltis gave the classification to the Madrid, with Lunin cutting across two collections and Rüdiger pateando the fifth and definite.

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