2-1: Madrid is left out of the Champions League

View gallery
Watch video

CHRONICLE | 08/07/2020 | Alberto Navarro

Benzema scored the team's goal, which closes the season in Manchester.

  • Champions League
  • Round of 16 (lap)
  • Fri, Aug 07
Etihad Stadium
He Real Madrid could not overcome Manchester City and was left out of the Champions League. The match started in the worst possible way. Gabriel Jesús stole the ball from Varane inside the area and assisted Sterling, who beat at pleasure Courtois at nine minutes. Even more difficult for a Real Madrid that also had to overcome the 1-2 of the first leg. But the goal, far from breaking the spirits of Zidane, it made them even more wanting to show that this team can never give up.

After 20 minutes, the ball and the chances became the Madridistas. Hazard saw the uncheck of Benzema, who turned around with a beautiful maneuver and forced Ederson to show off. A minute later it was the Belgian who tried with a powerful left foot that was met with another great response from the City goalkeeper. Madrid saw the draw close, which came six minutes later. The play was born at the feet of Rodrygo, who invented a nice auto pass and later a measured center at the head of Benzema, which made it 1-1.

All to solve

At 1-1 the break was reached, despite the fact that the hosts were able to score with a shot by Foden in minute 42 'that passed a few centimeters from the Madrid goal and with a direct kick from De Bruyne's corner, which he deactivated Courtois. Just as effective was the Madrid goalkeeper in the first action after the restart, which was a heads-up with Sterling at 47 '.

Decisive goal
Zidane entered the 61 'to Asensio instead of Rodrygo. The meeting became more agitated. Benzema He tried it in 64 'with a shot that ended up in Ederson's hands and, in the immediate response of City, Courtois He returned to shine when Gabriel Jesús shot in the small area. The same protagonists came together on the next play, but this time the Brazilian put his team ahead. He Real Madrid he needed two goals to pass. Modric he came close to making the first in the 70 ', but his shot crashed into Gündogan, who was on the goal line. The team kept trying but Manchester City knew how to keep the ball to defend their income.

Source link