Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final

MOSCOW, 26 April – English “Manchester City” beat the Spanish “Real” in the first semi-final match of the Champions League football.
The meeting, held in Manchester, ended with the score 4:3. The winners included Kevin de Bruyne (2nd minute), Gabriel Jesus (11), Phil Foden (53) and Bernardo Silva (74). Karim Benzema scored a double for the guests (33, 82), Vinicius Junior (55) also scored.
At the 54th minute, the head coach of the English team, Josep Guardiola, received a yellow card.
It took De Bruyne 93 seconds to open the scoring in the meeting. He scored the fastest goal in the history of the Champions League semi-finals. Benzema made his 600th game for Real Madrid and broke the 40-goal mark in a single season in all club competitions for the first time in his career. According to this indicator, he repeated the achievement of the ex-footballers of the Madrid team Cristiano Ronaldo, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo di Stefano and Hugo Sanchez. The Frenchman scored his 14th goal of the tournament and came out on top of the Champions League scorers list, beating Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.
The second leg of the 1/2 finals will be held on May 4 in Madrid.



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