Manchester City sails through to UCL semi-final
In a tightly contested second leg quarter-final match of the Champions League between Manchester City and Bayern Munich, both teams had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Bayern Munich wasn’t strong enough to overcome a defeat in the first leg. After a convincing 3-0 victory in the first leg, Manchester City came into the match with a comfortable lead, but Bayern Munich refused to go down without a fight. The first half was evenly matched, with both teams creating chances but failing to convert them.
Man City penalty
In the 37th minute, Manchester City was awarded a penalty after the ball touched Dayot Upamecano’s arm. However, Erling Haaland, who took the penalty, missed the opportunity to put his team ahead as he shot the ball into the stands instead of the goal.
Erling Haaland revanche
The second half saw more action, and it was Haaland who broke the deadlock in the 57th minute with a clinical finish, assisted by Kevin De Bruyne. However, Bayern Munich was able to level the score in the 83rd minute when Joshua Kimmich converted a penalty kick after a handball by Akanji. Bayern Munich pushed hard in the closing stages of the game, but wasn’t able to find a winner, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Man City v Real Madrid
With this result, Manchester City advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-1 aggregate score. Manchester City will now face Real Madrid in the semi-finals, while Bayern Munich will focus on their upcoming domestic fixtures. For Manchester City it will feel like a very special match. Last year they also faced Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. After a 4-3 win at home, and a 73th minute lead in the second leg. Real Madrid scored twice in injury time to get into extra time. A Benzema penalty decided this match in Madrid’s advantage getting the Spanish side into their next Champions League final. Manchester City v Real Madrid tickets are in high demand ever since Man City reached the semi-final.