Champions League: Real Madrid conquers Manchester City 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

MADRID. Real Madrid succeeded in turn the table against Manchester City.

MADRID. Real Madrid found a way to turn the table against Manchester City. It was Manchester City to score first with a goal from R. Mahrez. However, later Real Madrid found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with Rodrygo (90′), Rodrygo (90′) and K. Benzema (95′).

The match was played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Orsato who had the assistance of Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Giallatini. The 4th official was Davide Massa. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 15.8 degrees Celsius or 60.48 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 64%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 55% while Real Madrid was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Manchester City was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 9 were on target. Nevertheless, Real Madrid found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Real Madrid shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Manchester City shot 12 times, 9 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Real Madrid received 4 yellow cards (L. Modric, D. Carvajal, E. Militao and F. Valverde). On the opposite side, Manchester City received 3 yellow cards (A. Laporte, R. Sterling and O. Zinchenko).

After this match, Real Madrid will have 15 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Manchester City will stay with 12 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 9'
    9'

    A. Laporte

  • 9'
    9'

    L. Modric

  • 65'
    65'

    D. Carvajal

  • 68'
    68'

    Rodrygo

    T. Kroos

  • 72'
    72'

    O. Zinchenko

    K. Walker

  • 72'
    72'

    I. Gundogan

    K. De Bruyne

  • 73'
    73'

    R. Mahrez

  • 75'
    75'

    M. Asensio

    Casemiro

  • 75'
    75'

    E. Camavinga

    L. Modric

  • 78'
    78'

    J. Grealish

    G. Jesus

  • 84'
    84'

    E. Militao

  • 85'
    85'

    Fernandinho

    R. Mahrez

  • 90'
    90'

    Rodrygo

    K. Benzema

  • 90'
    90'

    Rodrygo

    D. Carvajal

  • 90'
    90'

    F. Valverde

  • 95'
    95'

    K. Benzema (Penalty)

  • 99'
    99'

    R. Sterling

    Rodri

  • 101'
    101'

    R. Sterling

  • 104'
    104'

    D. Ceballos

    K. Benzema

  • 113'
    113'

    O. Zinchenko

  • 115'
    115'

    Lucas

    Vinicius Junior

  • 115'
    115'

    J. Vallejo

    E. Militao

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Real Madrid will play away with Liverpool on the 28th of May with a 4-2 head to head statistic in favor of Real Madrid (1 draw).

Real Madrid: Formation and Lineups

Real Madrid started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Carlo Ancelotti chose to play with the following team: Thibaut Courtois (8.3), Daniel Carvajal (6.9), Éder Militão (6.6), Nacho Fernández (6.9), Ferland Mendy (7.7), Casemiro (6.4), Toni Kroos (6.8), Federico Valverde (6.5), Luka Modrić (6.2), Vinícius Júnior (6.1) and Karim Benzema (8.2).

Real Madrid could not rely on the presence of J. Vallejo (injured).

Substitutes

Real Madrid made 6 changes: T. Kroos for Rodrygo (68′), Casemiro for M. Asensio (75′), L. Modric for E. Camavinga (75′), K. Benzema for D. Ceballos (104′), Vinicius Junior for Lucas (115′) and E. Militao for J. Vallejo (115′).

Top player: Rodrygo

Probably the most impressive player in Real Madrid was Rodrygo.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 13 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 14.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 68′.

Manchester City: Formation and Lineups

Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Ederson (6.0), Kyle Walker (7.1), Rúben Dias (6.4), Aymeric Laporte (7.0), João Cancelo (7.1), Bernardo Silva (6.8), Rodri (7.2), Kevin De Bruyne (7.4), Riyad Mahrez (8.0), Gabriel Jesus (7.1) and Phil Foden (7.3).

Substitutes

Manchester City made 5 changes: K. Walker for O. Zinchenko (72′), K. De Bruyne for I. Gundogan (72′), G. Jesus for J. Grealish (78′), R. Mahrez for Fernandinho (85′) and Rodri for R. Sterling (99′).

Top player: Riyad Mahrez

The player who no doubt impressed Manchester City the most was Riyad Mahrez.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 28 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.

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