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UEFA Champions League 2023-24: Real Madrid & Manchester City Share Spoils In High-Scoring Encounter


Manchester City and Real Madrid were involved in a high-voltage thriller at the Santiago Bernabeu that saw both the sides share the spoils in this high-voltage encounter. A total of 6 goals were scored in this match and both the teams scored 3 goals each.

This was the first-leg of the quarter-finals between these two sides and it is all to play for in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on 18th April 2024. It will decide who will advance to the last four in the ultimate football competition in club football.

Bernardo Silva had drawn first blood within two minutes of the game and the visitors were on top before an own goal from Ruben Dias pulled the game back into even grounds.

The match was a rollercoaster ride and the situation kept swinging like a pendulum. Rodrygo netted a goal in the 14th minute of the game and made sure that Real Madrid were ahead in this game.

Phil Foden of Manchester City made sure that they scored a goal once again in the second half and the situation was getting tense and exciting.

Josko Gvardiol gave the lead to City before Federico Valverde made sure that the home side stage a solid comeback in this match.

Manchester City thereby extended their unbeaten run at the UEFA Champions League to 22 matches and are in pole position to win this quarter final game. The second-leg will be held at the Etihad Stadium and Pep Guardiola and co. will be enjoying the home support.

A lot of football enthusiasts would remember the 4-0 drubbing of Real Madrid last year at the Etihad Stadium in the second-leg of the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23.

Bernardo Silva had netted a brace and Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez had scored the other goals for Manchester City in this match. Pep Guardiola and co. would certainly be taking a lot of confidence and inspiration from their game, that night.

Notably, Manchester City are the defending champions of the UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola would be looking to win his 4th UEFA Champions League title as a manager and be at par with Carlo Ancelotti, who has 4 UEFA Champions League titles under his belt as a manager.

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