“Manchester City Holds Real Madrid to 1-1 Draw in Champions League Semi-Finals: Analysis and Reactions”

2023-05-10 03:16:45

The Manchester City team succeeded in achieving a valuable draw from the stadium of its host Real Madrid and its guest (1-1) in the match that brought them together in the first leg of the semi-finals of the European Football Champions League, in the meeting that took place at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium in the capital, Madrid, to postpone the decision to Etihad Stadium in the rematch in Manchester City.

Real Madrid advanced with a goal through the star of the Brazilian team, Vinicius Junior, with a goal he scored in the 36th minute of the first half, with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, and Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne responded with the goal of equalizing for the English team at the 67th minute of the time of the meeting that took place at the stadium. “Santiago Bernabeu” in the capital, Madrid, with a “missile” shot from outside the penalty area as well.

After the meeting, Real Madrid players and their coach Ancelotti protested against City’s goal, which the Portuguese referee awarded to Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne by the 67th minute of the match, claiming that the ball went out behind the touch line before the goal was scored.

TV replays and pictures that spread of the shot on social media platforms showed that the ball came out before the Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva tamed it, and continued the attack that eventually resulted in the equalizing goal for the English team.

The Spanish newspaper “Marca” commented on the English goal in the match and published the statements of the arbitration expert, Pavel Fernandez, who confirmed that the referee had to blow his whistle when the ball left the field, but if it did not leave, he could not return to it after scoring the goal, especially since it It was a new game.

The goal came after the ball reached Real Madrid’s defense, and Camavinga’s pass by mistake, with Rodri pressuring the royal club’s defenses before the ball reached Kevin De Bruyne.

The winner of the confrontation between Real Madrid and Manchester City, in the final of the continental championship, will face the winner of the Italian “Derby” and the two poles of the Milanese football club, Milan “Rossoneri” and Inter Milan “Nerazzurri”.

The final match of the tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

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