In the second leg of the Champions League, Man City will attack. Real Madrid is anticipated to survive.
To keep their hopes of winning the Triple alive, Manchester City drew the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid at 1-1.
City is aware that a victory over Madrid at home on Wednesday will advance them to just their second Champions League final, when they will face either Inter Milan or AC Milan.
At a tense Bernabeu, Pep Guardiola’s team controlled the first half, with Thibaut Courtois stopping De Bruyne, Rodri, and Erling Haaland twice.
However, Vinicius Jr. scored with Real’s sole opportunity in the first half, a thunderous 25-yard shot that soared past Ederson after an excellent run by Eduardo Camavinga.
De Bruyne fizzed a shot from a comparable distance into the net as Real started to control the game in the second half to give City a chance to respond.
Karim Benzema nearly gave Real the lead once more as they sought to increase their record total of 15 European championships, but Ederson expertly stopped his header.
City has now gone 21 games—including 17 victories—without losing in any competition. They need seven more wins to secure the Triple.