– Real Madrid dump out Manchester City out of Champions League
– It’s going to be a Madrid derby in Milan as both teams (Real Madrid and Atletico) lock horns for the trophy
– Real Madrid are eyeing a 11th UCL trophy this season
A Gareth Bale shot deflected off Fernando in the 20th minute was all Real Madrid needed to dump Man City out of this season’s Champions League. Read our live coverage below:
90+5′ Full Time: Real Madrid 1 – 0 Man City. It’s going to be a Madrid derby in Milan
90+3′ Otamendi is booked for a foul on Ronaldo
89′ Half Chance! A great strike from Aguero sails just itches high over the bar. Close! Four minutes of added time to be played.
88′ SUB for Madrid! Modric OUT, Kovacic IN
85′ Into the final five minute of the game and Man city has a freekick in a good position. Vazquez booked for a reckless challenge on Sterling. From the resulting freekick, De Bruyne hits the side net.
75′ Fernandinho and Kroos involved in an off-the-ball confrontation and they get stern warning from the referee.
71′ Yellow card for Fernando who brings down Modric and goes into the book.
70′ SUB for City! Navas OUT, Iheanacho IN
68′ SUB Madrid! Isco OUT, James Rodriguez IN
64′ Cross bar! Bale rattles the bar from a Kroos corner. From the rebound, Ronaldo has the ball at the back of the net but it’s waved off for offside and handball.
62′ SUB City! Sterling IN, Yaya Toure OUT
59′ CHANCE! Another great ball finds Ronaldo but his shot is again well saved by Hart. The English shot stopper has been called into action three times in the space of five minutes.
55′ SUB for Madrid, Jese OUT, Vazquez IN
54′ CHANCE! A fine cross from Modric drops kindly for Ronaldo but his header is straight at Hart. The game beginning to open up.
52′ Another glorious chance for Madrid, this time it falls for Modric, Bale again at the centre of it all. The Wales International plays a looping ball that drops kindly for Modric but his first touch isn’t too good and his shot is saved well by Hart. Big chance!
51′ HALF CHANCES! At the other end De Bruyne scuffs his shot straight at Navas before Jese blazes and effort well over the bar from a quick Madrid counter attack.
50′ An itch perfect cross from Bale drops kindly for Ronaldo but he scuffs his shot straight at Joe Hart. What a chance!
48′ Jese on a dazzling run skips pass Otamendi but his cross to Ronaldo is weak and easily gathered by Joe Hart.
46′ Real Madrid get the second half underway.
45+2′ Official report from UEFA has it that Madrid’s goal has now been credited as an own goal by Fernando and not Bale’s goal.
45+2′ Half time! Real Madrid 1 – 0 Man City. Bale’s goal in the 20th minute the difference. It’s looking like an all Madrid final in Milan at the moment
44′ Woodwork! A great build up sees De Bruyne with a good ball to Fernandinho, his first touch is good as he beats his marker but his shot which looked to be going in, rattles the bar. That was City’s best chance of the game. Two minutes of added time to be played
40′ A looping ball from Yaya Toure drops for Clichy in a good position but his first touch lets him down and Madrid recovers.
37′ Madrid has the ball at the back of the net as Pepe converts Kroos’ freekick, but it is waved off for an offside call.
35′ Freekick to Madrid as Fernandinho steps in the way of Kroos after a nice one-two play with Bale.
30′ De Bruyne is booked for a foul on Marcelo
27′ Kroos takes the kick but Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.
26′ Freekick to Madrid in dangerous position after Ronaldo was brought down by Sagna
24′ CHANCE! Man City’s biggest threat so far, Navas breaks away in the right and plays a nice ball into the box but his name sake in goal for Madrid drops down well to gather easily.
20′ GOALLLLL! Gareth Bale gets the first goal of the night with a splendid finish from a tight angle. It looks to have had a deflected off Fernando before going in. Assists was from Carvajal
Bale’s shot deflected off Fernando, opens the scoring for Madrid against City
18′ Good Madrid buildup ends with a shooting chance for Modric but the Croatian is clipped by Fernandinho but the referee waves play on.
13′ Half chance! Carvajal plays in a quality ball into the box, Ronaldo leaps but sends his headers high and wide. Madrid well on the front foot at the moment.
10′ Big blow for City as they are forced to an early change. Kompany looks to have twisted his ankle while attempting to thwart a Madrid counter. Mangala takes his place
5′ Jese breaks away for Madrid in the left flank and he wins a corner. From the corner, Bale’s header is weak and it’s drops kindly for Hart in goal for City.
2′ Sleek exchange of passes between Yaya Toure, De Bruyne and Aguero gives the Argentine a good shooting chance but the lines man flag is up for offside.
1′ Man City get us underway playing from right to left, with Real Madrid playing the other way round.
Team news is out and here is how the teams will file out.
Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos (C), Pepe, Marcelo, Modrić, Kroos, Isco, Bale, Jesé, Ronaldo
Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, De Bruyne, Aguero
Read our preview below:
All roads lead to Spain tonight when Real Madrid welcome Manchester City to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
While some have predicted an all Madrid final in Milan following Atletico triumph over Bayern Munich on Tuesday, May 3, others have predicted a major upset tonight when Manuel Pellegrini makes a return to his former ground.
However, the home side will be happy to have their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who is fit to play. The competition’s all-time top scorer with 93 goals, missed the goalless first leg with a hamstring strain.
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For Man City, midfielder Yaya Toure is likely to feature after he trained with the squad on Tuesday, May 3, having missed the past two games with a thigh injury.
Ineligible midfielder Samir Nasri, forward David Silva (hamstring) and defender Pablo Zabaleta will however play no part in the tie.
For Madrid, Karim Benzema could only do running work on Monday, May 2 and the France international is still a doubt with a hamstring problem while Brazil midfielder Casemiro received a knock in Saturday’s 1-0 La Liga win at Real Sociedad and may likely be absent tonight.
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This game promises to be a cracker and NAIJ.com Sports will bring you every minute of the action as from 7.45pm (Nigerian time).
Real Madrid possible first XI: Navas, Ramos ©, Pepe, Marcelo, Carvajal, Isco, Kroos, Modric, Vazquez, Ronaldo, Bale
Man City possible first XI: Hart, Kompany ©, Otamendi, Clichy, Sagna, Fernandinho, Fernando, Yaya Toure, Navas, Aguero, De Bruyne
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