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Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid: Defending champs out in penalties

An epic UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg takes place at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday as Manchester City host Real Madrid with the score locked at 3-3.

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The first leg in Madrid last week was a sensational encounter as two teams with contrasting styles, and plenty of recent history, went toe-to-toe in an exhilarating draw. City scored three superb goals but Pep Guardiola's side lacked the usual control they have in games as they had to work extremely hard not to concede more on the counter. They do have some key defensive players back for this game which is a huge boost in their hopes of winning back-to-back trebles.

Pep Guardiola was asked before this game if he feared Real Madrid, the record 14-time Champions of Europe: "No I don't fear them. But I respect them a lot. I have faced them many times. I'm not going to talk great things about them, and give you my opinion. I respect Real Madrid. And if I say I'm scared of them, I would be false."

Real Madrid know they can cause City plenty of problems on the break as Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo are fired up and ready to grab whatever opportunity they get. Jude Bellingham will be hoping to grab this game by the scruff of the neck in midfield, while the experience of Antonio Rudiger will be key as he tries to keep Erling Haaland quiet for a second-straight game. Carlo Ancelotti knows exactly how to set his Real side up to frustrate City and be dangerous on the break.


How to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 3pm ET, Wednesday (April 17)
How to watch: Paramount+ and TUDN USA


Manchester City vs Real Madrid live updates — By Nick Mendola

Manchester City vs Real Madrid final score: 1-1 (4-4 aggregate, Real win 4-3 on penalties)

Goalscorers: Rodrygo (13'), De Bruyne (75')

Penalties ahead

Real had some decent moments in the second period, but it's going to come down to Andriy Lunin and Ederson in a shootout at the Etihad.

First up: Julian Alvarez. He scores.

For Real? Luka Modric. Saved by Ederson! 1-0 City.

Bernardo Silva: Saved by Lunin!

Jude Bellingham. Goal! 1-1.

Mateo Kovacic. Saved by Lunin!

Lucas Vazquez. Goal. 2-1 Real.

Phil Foden. Goal. 2-2.

Nacho Fernandez. Goal. 3-2 Real.

Ederson. Goal. 3-3.

Antonio Rudiger. Goal. Real win 4-3.

“Hey Jude”

Even Real fans have joined the Etihad Stadium faithful in belting out "Hey Jude" in between extra time periods.

All City, but not much danger

Man City's had 87% of the ball in extra time, and Real's biggest moments have been play-acting and time-wasting.

Carlo Ancelotti has not been able to affect this game and may feel resigned to defending but does impulsive Real head honcho Florentino Perez understand the relative gulf between these two?

Haaland out

Extra time starts without Erling Haaland, as Julian Alvarez will take his place.

It's a bold call from Guardiola, but Real Madrid has defended the static stuff well and Alvarez will be fresh and more fluid than the big Norwegian.

Kevin De Bruyne goal! Manchester City 1-1 (4-4 aggregate) Real Madrid

Jeremy Doku has been busy on the left wing since entering, and now he's helped produce an equalizer.

Doku dances into the 18 and rips a shot that's blocked by a prone Antonio Rudiger.

De Bruyne is right there to plant the rebound above Lunin's right shoulder from close range.

Man City sub

Jeremy Doku replaces Jack Grealish, who was on yellow.

72nd minute.

Real off-kilter

Both Toni Kroos and Edouardo Camavinga have passed the ball out of bounds in the first four minutes of the second half as City has started as it ended —- in Real's final third.

Now Lunin collects off a speculative Foden attempt off a corner kick.

Halftime — Manchester City 0-1 (3-4 aggregate) Real Madrid

It looks how you'd think a 12th-minute goal for the visitors would make it look.

City has 63% possession and 11 of the game's 16 shots, putting three on Andriy Lunin.

Lunin has been very good in Madrid's goal, while City's had lively play from Haaland, Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, and Akanji. Not starring or clinical play, but lively.

Real is pleased to keep 11 behind the ball. Please score for our eyeballs, City.

City keep coming

Haaland plays Grealish down the left. The England star turns on the jets and sees his left-footed shot partially blocked by a lunging Rudiger.

Still 1-0 Madrid, 37'.

City corner kick

Kevin De Bruyne tears into a shot and Andriy Lunin flies to parry it out for a corner kick.

De Bruyne presides over the effort from the right. Dani Carvajal is playing through injury, and is wobbling back to cover.

The chance ends with a lofted ball to the back post, and Haaland can't get enough on his header to beat Lunin.

Painfully close to equalizer

Haaland nods off the cross bar and it falls to Silva, who can't sort his legs from extremely close range and sees the ball off his knee and wide.

Haaland heads over

Jack Grealish gets on the end of a long diagonal from Bernardo Silva to the corner.

Silva cuts a cross from the left and Erling Haaland rises... only to nod it just over the goal.

Madrid strike first — Man City 0-1 Real Madrid (0-4 agg.)

Vinicius beats Ruben Dias to the end line and cuts back through the box.

Kyle Walker can't stop the ball from getting to Rodrygo, whose first shot is blocked by Ederson.

He buries the rebound. 1-0.

Here we go!

Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne start together in a City group of attacking talent good enough to get past anyone. Toni Kroos and Antonio Rudiger plan to make it difficult.


Manchester City lineup

Ederson, Walker,. Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Real Madrid lineup

Lunin, Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy, Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos, Rodrygo, Bellingham, Vinicius Jr.


Manchester City focus, team news

There are no injury issues now for City as the duo of Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake are back in defense, while Ederson has also returned in goal. That significantly boosts their defensive solidity and Guardiola also had the luxury of resting the likes of Foden, Stones, Rodri, Grealish and Bernardo Silva for the win against Luton on Saturday. Kevin de Bruyne should start alongside Foden in attacking midfield, while it will be intriguing to see if Grealish and Silva start out wide or if Jeremy Doku starts after his superb performance at the weekend. Josko Gvardiol has played well at left back but he could slot over to center back and Ake could come in.

QUESTIONABLE: John Stones (uncomfortable)

Real Madrid focus, team news

Eder Militao will start at center back with Tchouameni out through suspension but that is the only change Real are likely to make from the first leg. Luka Modric and former Man City youth product Brahim Diaz will play their part off the bench and Real's aim is to stay level in the game until the final 30 minutes and then go for it. They seem ready for extra time and penalty kicks and the Champions League masters know how to get it done over two legs.

OUT: Aurelien Tchouameni (suspension), Thibaut Courtois (knee) David Alaba (knee)