Bernardo Silva leads Manchester City to Champions League final with statement win over Real Madrid
Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester City thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to advance to the Champions League championship game and keep their triple hopes alive. Two goals from Bernardo Silva in the first half, an own goal from Eder Militao after the break, and a late fourth goal from replacement Julian Alvarez all contributed to the rout of the current European champions.
Man City will play Inter Milan in the final in Istanbul next month, which could end up being the last leg of the treble if they can also lift the Premier League title and the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola’s team are now just three wins away from matching a feat only achieved once before in English football, by Manchester United in 1999.
SCORES : Real Madrid Vs Man City
TEAM STATS : Real Madrid Vs Man City
Best and worst performers
Best: Bernardo Silva, MF, Man City
Guardiola’s man for the big occasions, his two goals had City 2-0 up at half-time.
Best: Kyle Walker, DF, Man City
Pre-match build up was all about his duel with Vinicius Junior and he was the clear winner on the night.
Best: Thibaut Courtois, GK, Real Madrid
The goalkeeper made two unbelievable saves from Haaland headers in the first half with the second particularly impressive.
Worst: Dani Carvajal, DF, Real Madrid
Twisted inside out by Jack Grelish and in the end resorted to kicking him before coming off early.
Worst: Luka Modric, MF, Real Madrid
Struggled to get on the ball as City swarmed all over Madrid in the first half and was substituted after an hour.
Worst: Eduardo Camavinga, DF, Real Madrid
Playing out of position at left-back, he couldn’t cope with Silva’s movement.