Pep Guardiola Speaks On What Manchester City Must Do To Beat Real Madrid. On Tuesday night, Manchester City defeated Real Madrid 4-3. It was a terrific match between two of Europe’s best clubs, setting up an exciting Champions League semi-final second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester City got off to a quick start at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin de Bruyne scored in the second minute, and Gabriel Jesus increased their lead in the eleventh.
But then Madrid came back. Karim Benzema brought a goal back for the visitors in the 33rd minute, only for City to counter in the 53rd minute through Phil Foden.
Vinicius Junior equalized two minutes later to make it 3-2 before Bernardo Silva scored City’s fourth goal in the 74th minute. Benzema then came up big in the 82nd minute, scoring an outrageous Panenka penalty to keep Madrid in the game. It was a magnificent night, just the kind of match that the Champions League was designed to provide.
“The result is what it is.
“We’ll rest, we’ll have the game with Leeds [United] and then we’ll travel to Spain next week. In my experience, to win this competition, you have to overcome the situations that football offers you. The result could have been better but this is Madrid.
“We played very well.
“We missed a lot of chances, yes. But we created many opportunities. We’ll have to take advantage of them more. We’re not going to complain about the result.
“I’m very proud and incredibly happy. Everyone has seen us up against a team with a lot of experience and we’ve done everything to win. Both with and without the ball.”