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Real Madrid beats Manchester City, score two goals a minute after the 90th minute in its Champions League semifinal.

Then won it with a Karim Benzema penalty kick in extra time.

It will face Liverpool in the final in Paris.

Real Madrid beats Manchester City

Rodrygo celebrates after scoring Real Madrid’s second goal.

Absolutely extraordinary. Real Madrid — yet again — was out of the Champions League.

There were 30 seconds of the 90 minutes remaining.

Manchester City was winning the tie, and winning the game.

Jack Grealish had twice missed chances to seal it.

To add a little gloss, but in all honesty it did not seem especially important.

Madrid had not created a chance for 20 minutes, maybe longer.

Luka Modric had been removed. Its race was run.

And then, not quite 120 seconds later, the Bernabeu was melting in delirium.

Rodrygo had scored. Then Rodrygo had scored again.

Real Madrid, the team that has forgotten how to lose — in this competition, at least — had been down and out once more.

And now, in the blink of an eye, it was back, refusing to be bowed and refusing to be beaten. It really is a form of magic.

Real Madrid beats Manchester City

Real Madrid beats Manchester City After an absolute thriller at the Etihad last week, Real Madrid and Manchester City do it all again tonight at the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

It’s goalless at the break in Spain, after a tight 45 minutes.

Bernardo Silva went closest to opening the scoring as he was denied by Thibaut Courtois.

It’s the second leg of the semi-final tie, with the sides playing for the right to face Liverpool in Paris at the end of the month.

City were on top for large periods of the first leg, taking a two-goal lead on three occasions, but Real did enough to stay in it and Karim Benzema’s panenka saw the match finish 4-3 to Pep Guardiola’s side.

It’s a match-up between the two sides with completely contrasting European history – Real Madrid are the most successful club in the competition’s history.

While City are still searching for their first Champions League success.

With James Robson in Madrid and kick-off at 8pm BST, follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below…

Real Madrid beats the citizens

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions arrived at the Santiago Bernabéu with a single-goal lead following a 4-3 victory in the first leg at home.

And despite an impressive showing from the recently-crowned LaLiga side – as well as a fairly lacklustre showing from the Citizens – it all looked in vain as Riyad Mahrez slammed home with less than 20 minutes remaining, giving his side a two-goal cushion. Oh ye of little faith.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions arrived at the Santiago Bernabéu with a single-goal lead following a 4-3 victory in the first leg at home.

And despite an impressive showing from the recently-crowned LaLiga side – as well as a fairly lacklustre showing from the Citizens – it all looked in vain as Riyad Mahrez slammed home with less than 20 minutes remaining.

giving his side a two-goal cushion. Oh ye of little faith.

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