On another magical night of Champions League football, Real Madrid pulled off what looked improbable as they came back from behind to stun Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu and reach the final of the premier European club competition. Trailing 1-0 and 5-3 on aggregate at the 90th minute of the semi-final 2nd leg, even the most ardent Real Madrid fans would have given up hopes but not the 11 men on the pitch and the man who was overseeing proceedings from the touchline.
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Two goals by substitute Rodrygo in the 90th and 91st minutes at the Bernabeu turned the match around as Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was watching the turn of events with shock. City’s meltdown in the final minutes of the game allowed Real to pull of something special after having been on the brink of elimination.
Karim Benzema scored from the penalty spot in extra time as Bernabeu erupted in joy. Real Madrid were able to hold onto the slender lead until the final whistle as they book a date with Liverpool in the Champions League final after scripting a remarkable comeback.