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Manchester City - Real Madrid
Champions League - 7 August 2020
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Full-time! Goals by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus ensure City's place in the quarter final. They were convincing winners and Zidane - who suffers his first Champions League exit as a manager - will have to reflect on a disjointed and uncharacteristically sloppy performance.
FOUR minutes will be added on. City are almost there.
- OffRodriManchester City
- OnNicolás OtamendiManchester City
City sub: Nicolas Otamendi replaces Rodri.
Rodri is down with cramp.
Close! David Silva lifts a free-kick agonisingly over the bar. That would have been a fitting farewell to the Etihad for a City legend.
- OffEden HazardReal Madrid
- OnLuka JovicReal Madrid
Triple Real sub: Carvajal, Modric and Hazard make way for Valverde, Basquez and Jovic.
- OffRaheem SterlingManchester City
- OnDavid SilvaManchester City
City sub: David Silva comes on for what will be his final outing at the Etihad. He replaces Sterling.
- Yellow cardLuka ModricReal Madrid
Modric goes into the book for a foul on De Bruyne, as Real's frustrations grow. Into the last 10 minutes now.
City are almost there. It would be unthinkable to see them throw this away.
Real almost make ANOTHER defensive mistake, this time Carvajal playing a casual pass across the face of goal but Courtois comes to his rescue.
No penalty! Sterling has a decent case for a penalty - but the referee isn't interested. City aren't prepared to settle for a two-goal lead just yet.
Varane is all over the place defensively again. Jesus finds Bernardo who sees his shot blocked.
Chance! Real are going for it, they have to. Benzema crosses for Modric who shoots from a tight angle but Ederson makes the save.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL! Man City 2-1 Real Madrid (Jesus): GOAL, GOAL, GOAL! City have one foot in the quarter-final now. It's another horrible mistake by Varane as he gets his attempted header back to Courtois all wrong, it falls into the path of Jesus who coolly lifts it over the Real goalkeeper.
- OffPhil FodenManchester City
- OnBernardo SilvaManchester City
City sub: Foden makes way for Bernardo Silva.
Excellent save! City carve Real open with a free-flowing attacking move, De Bruyne and Gundogan linking up to set up Jesus but Courtois stands nice and tall to tip it over the bar.
Save! Kroos delivers a ball over the top of the City defence as Benzema fires a shot straight at Ederson. Alarm bells must be ringing for Pep.
City take a leaf out of Madrid's book with a mistake in their own half, as Rodri concedes possession. Laporte rescues his team mate with an important block to deny Benzema.
- OffRodrygoReal Madrid
- OnMarco AsensioReal Madrid
Real Madrid sub: Marco Asensio replaces Rodrygo with half an hour to go.
De Bruyne fires a dangerous ball across the face of goal but it misses everyone. Zidane must be thinking about a change imminently. Real have looked increasingly tired in the last 10 minutes.
De Bruyne glides past Militao effortlessly but as he shapes up to shoot Carvajal makes the block.
Save! Real are almost the makers of their own undoing once more, Casemiro this time the guilty party with a sloppy pass. City pour forward, Foden slips it across to Gundogan whose pass to Sterling is poor and allows Courtois to dive at the England international's feet to rescue the situation.
Cancelo steps across Rodrygo and perhaps is fortunate not to concede the foul. It has been an interesting battle between those two all night.
Close! De Bruyne, once again, tries to score direct from the corner. Courtois is almost caught out this time but desperately claws it away from his line.
Big chance! De Bruyne threads the eye of a needle with a wonderful through ball for Sterling, who times his run to perfection to get behind the Real defence. He tries to beat Courtois at his near post but the Real keeper makes the save.
Jesus looks to be playing in a central area now, as Cancelo gets in behind on the left but his cut-back pass is intercepted.
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Kick-off! City get us underway. Madrid need another goal to send the game into extra-time.
Juventus have equalised courtesy of, yes you guessed it, Cristiano Ronaldo with a penalty. They need two more goals in the second-half.
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Half-time: It's level as the sides head to the dressing room. City lead 3-2 on aggregate. Stay with us for an intriguing second-half.
Save! De Bruyne fizzes his corner delivery at goal and Courtois has to be alert to keep it out! Did he mean that? Probably. There will be one minute added on at the end of the first half.
Offside! Benzema pulls off his marker to meet Rodrygo's cross but his first time volley is saved by Ederson. It wouldn't have counted anyway as he had strayed into an offside position.
Close! Real, again, put themselves in trouble trying to play out from the back. Courtois gives it to De Bruyne who feeds Foden. He turns and shoots but sees his effort drift agonisingly wide of the goal.
He has dragged Real back into this contest...
Five minutes until the break. This is a fascinating tie now that Madrid have drawn level.
Save! Cancelo's shot is straight down the middle for Courtois but the Madrid goalkeeper pushes it right into the danger area. Fortunately, for him, he's bailed out by his defenders who clear.
Juventus, by the way, are now 1-0 behind on the night at home to Lyon. The Ligue 1 side now lead 2-0 on aggregate...
Possession: Man City 52% - Real Madrid 48%.
Walker eyes glory after a mazy run as he goes for goal from distance... but it's well over the bar. Sterling was in space and a pass would have been the better option.
Caught out defensively a moment ago, Cancelo compounds the misery with a desperately poor cross after a good City attack.
Real have been much better in the last 10 minutes and another goal will see them level in the tie.
- GoalKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
GOAL! Man City 1-1 Real Madrid (Benzema): Real are back in business! Rodrygo skips past Cancelo all too easily down the right and stands up a teasing cross. Benzema, so often the man for the big occasion, guides it past Ederson with a lovely header.
City play out from the back, switching it to Cancelo, who is much quicker than Carvajal. His attempted pass to Sterling is overhit, though.
Benzema is found in an offside position as Zidane looks on furiously from the touchline.
Save! Ederson is called into action again as he does well to hold Hazard's effort from distance. There are signs that Real are finally beginning to settle now.
Save! Better from Real. Hazard slips a delightful through ball into the feet of Benzema. His touch is excellent and opens up the space but it's at a comfortable height for Ederson who pushes it wide.
Chance! Sterling drives into the penalty area with a lovely jinking run but Casemiro makes a last-ditch tackle to deny him his second.
Close! De Bruyne is in acres of space to feed Sterling, who is allowed to turn and get his shot away. Courtois is at full stretch but sees it strike the side-netting.
Real are causing all their own problems here as Militao tries a risky pass in his own area but is fortunate to win the free-kick from Sterling.
City have got their tails up now and go on the hunt for their second. De Bruyne feeds Foden down the right, his shot is blocked and falls to Gundogan who also sees his effort charged down.
The early goal doesn't really change Madrid's objective - they still need two goals to advance - but it won't do much for their confidence.
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
GOAL! Man City 1-0 Real Madrid (Sterling): What are Real doing?! Varane gets caught under pressure as the visitors try to play out from the back. Jesus nips in and takes the ball, squaring it to Sterling who is left with a simple tap-in. That is a gift for City.
A first sight of goal for De Bruyne as he receives the ball in space in a dangerous central area. Of course he shoots, his effort taking a deflection off Militao as City force their first corner of the match.
It has been a tentative start to the game from both sides.
Real have had all the early possession and here's Carvajal driving down the right. He tries to slip it through to Benzema inside a packed City box but Fernandinho makes the interception.
Foden starts as City's false nine, with Jesus on the left and Sterling on the right.
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KICK-OFF! Thirty seconds of silence is held to honour the front line workers and to remember the ones we lost in the pandemic. And then the game gets underway, City in their traditional blue and white, Madrid in their smart pink away strip.
Here come the players...
It's almost time...
Stat: Fernandinho (35y 95d) is the oldest outfield player to start a Champions League knockout stage game for Man City.
Ten minutes until kick-off now. It's a big night at The Etihad.
City will play either Lyon or Juventus if they can make it through. You can follow that game by clicking below...
Guardiola: "It is all about being well prepared to perform at the highest level possible. What we need to do above all other things is to be ourselves. We must show our personality and our intensity and desire. We must try impose ourselves on a very talented Madrid side."
Madrid have won six games on English soil, drawing four and losing six. The return of Hazard tonight is crucial, but the loss of the hugely-experienced Ramos could be detrimental. City have never failed to win a European tie after an away first-leg victory and must be favourites to advance in the tournament.
Stat: Zidane has never been knocked out of the Champions League as a manager, winning it with each of his three attempts.
Real have been in great form since the restart of football, winning 10 of their Liga games and drawing the other, clinching the title in the process. City have been in fine fettle themselves, but were dumped out of the FA Cup by Arsenal in a performance that will have concerned Guardiola.
It feels like an eternity, but here's how the first-leg unfolded back on February 26...
Eden Hazard has passed a fitness test and starts for Real in a three-man attack with Karim Benzema and Rodrygo. Eder Militao replaces Sergio Ramos, who was sent off in the first leg.
The big news emerging from City's starting XI is the inclusion of Phil Foden, who plays in a front three with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Pep makes two changes from the side that beat Norwich City 5-0 in the final Premier League game of the campaign, with Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho coming in for David Silva and Eric Garcia.
TEAMS - Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus. /// Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Mendy; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Hazard, Rodrygo, Benzema.
Here is the latest episode of the Game of Opinions podcast where our international team look at the remaining Champions League contenders.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie between Manchester City and Real Madrid. Pep Guardiola's men recorded an impressive 2-1 victory when the sides met at the Bernabeu back in February, and the Liga champions have it all to do if they are to progress any further. Kick-off is one hour away, so we will start with the team news.