Manchester City humiliate Real Madrid to reach Champions League final


Pep Guardiola oversaw one of Manchester City’s best ever UEFA Champions League performance as they trounced holders Real Madrid 4-nil at the Etihad to book a June 10 date in the final against Inter Milan.

It was meticulous football for 90minutes from Manchester City and they were was just too much for Real Madrid.


The English champions dictated the pace of the game and nullified Carlo Ancelotti’s master plan at will.

Guardiola named an unchanged side from the team that started the reverse fixture at the Bernabéu, and it was the unlikeliest of heroes, Bernardo Silva who stole the early spotlight at the Etihad.

The Portuguese toyed with Camavinga all night; cleverly evaded the Frenchman to score the opening goal, after a Kevin De Bruyne pass picked him out all by himself in the box.

Bernardo Silva again got on the score sheet after Ilkay Gundogan’s blocked effort ricocheted onto his path for a free header, once again getting away from the helpless Camavinga.

The second half was no different, the hosts were dominant and deservedly extended their lead through Manuel Akanji whose header was escorted in by Eder Militao to make it three.

With three minutes of additional time left to play, substitutes, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez combined to make it four; the English man found the Argentine in space for the final blow.

Manchester City march on in their quest for a first UCL title, and Pep Guardiola for his first since 2010/11.

They’ll face 2010 winners Inter Milan in Istanbul on June 10 – two years after falling to Chelsea in the final in Porto.


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