Rodrygo was the star of the present for Real Madrid towards Manchester City within the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday because the Brazilian scored two targets within the ninetieth and the 91st minute to show the desk on England giants. Karim Benzema scored an extra-time penalty as Real Madrid pulled off one other astonishing comeback within the Champions League to stun Manchester City 3-1 and guide a showdown with Liverpool within the last.
City regarded sure to undergo when Riyad Mahrez put them 1-0 up and 5-3 forward on combination however Rodrygo, on as an alternative, scored an unimaginable late double, his targets within the ninetieth and 91st minutes sending the tie to additional time.
With City nonetheless reeling, Real Madrid landed the knock-out blow as Benzema earned after which transformed a spot-kick to grab a 6-5 win on combination, with one other outstanding fightback on the Santiago Bernabeu added to the membership’s lengthy record of magical European nights.
An damage to City right-back Kyle Walker checked Madrid’s momentum and when the sport discovered its rhythm once more, the guests struck, Ilkay Gundogan‘s cross slicing by Madrid’s midfield and discovering Silva, who danced by to the sting of the field.
Silva formed to shoot however as an alternative wedged the ball proper to Mahrez, who smashed it laborious, early and previous Courtois.
It felt inconsequential as a result of Madrid regarded lifeless and buried however in some way, out of nowhere, they discovered a approach again.
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It was the ninetieth minute when Benzema cushioned a ball brilliantly throughout for Rodrygo to feather in on the close to publish and the cheer for the objective was solely somewhat louder than for the stadium announcer then saying there could be six minutes of added time.
Madrid solely wanted one as Carvajal swung a cross into the field, the place the diminutive Rodrygo headed in.
When play resumed, Madrid emerged the stronger and 4 minutes in, they’d a penalty, Benzema tumbling over the drained, lunging leg of Ruben Dias earlier than ignoring City’s makes an attempt at distraction by rolling the spot-kick into the nook.
City pushed as Fernandinho got here up simply quick on the again publish when Courtois parried away. A late flick from Dias into the field floated harmlessly into the fingers of Courtois, City’s last try coming to nothing.
With inputs from AFP
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