In the first match of the 1/2 final of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City hosted Real Madrid. The meeting was held at the Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester) in Manchester (England) and ended with a 4:3 victory for the hosts.
In the 2nd minute of the match, Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring. In the 11th minute of the match, striker Gabriel Jesus consolidated the home team’s advantage in the score. In the 33rd minute of the meeting, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema reduced the gap between the guests. In the 53rd minute of the match, Manchester City player Phil Foden scored the third goal of the “citizens”. Two minutes later, the forward of the Madrid club Vinicius again made the lag of the guests minimal. In the 74th minute of the meeting, the midfielder of the “citizens” Bernardo Silva sent the fourth goal into the goal of Real Madrid. In the 81st minute of the match, Benzema successfully converted a penalty and scored a double.
The second leg of the 1/2 final of the UEFA Champions League season-2021/2022 Real Madrid — Manchester City will be held on May 4 in Madrid (Spain).