Manchester City trounce Real Madrid to reach Champions League final
A rampant Manchester City trounced holders Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 semi-final second leg clash. With a brilliant 4-0 win and a 5-1 aggregate score, City progressed to the final. City will now face Inter in the summit clash, who earlier outclassed AC Milan. City dominated the match from the beginning as Real failed to offer any substance.
Massive records for Silva and Grealish
As per Opta, Silva is the third player to score two-plus goals in a Champions League semi-final match against Real Madrid, after Lionel Messi (2011) and Robert Lewandowski (2013). Jack Grealish has created 35-plus chances in this season's Champions League campaign, the most on record (since 2003-04) by an English player in a single season.
Pep Guardiola achieves these records
As per Squawka, Pep Guardiola is the first manager in European Cup/Champions League history to knock Real Madrid out of the competition in three different seasons. Meanwhile, the Spaniard has recorded the fewest games to reach 100 Champions League wins (160). Guardiola has reached his fourth Champions League final and second with City.
Here are the match stats
City dominated the match in style, registering 16 shots to Real Madrid's seven. City managed seven shots on target and scored four. Real managed three shots on target. City had 60% of the ball possession and managed an 89% pass accuracy.
Man City unbeaten in 23 games across competitions
Man City are now unbeaten in 23 successive games in all competitions (W19 D4). Meanwhile, City have maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions League 2022-23 season (W7 D5). City have now reached the UCL final for the second time (also in 2020-21). As per Opta, Real suffered their joint-biggest defeat in the UCL across any round (also 4-0 versus Liverpool, 2009).
Man City tame Real Madrid
Real keeper Thibaut Courtois made two world-class saves to deny Erling Haaland in the first half. However, Silva's precise close-range finish after 23 minutes and a looping header made it 2-0. City's Ederson saved well from David Alaba and Karim Benzema before Manuel Akanji's header deflected in off Eder Militao 14 minutes from time. Substitute Julian Alvarez then wrapped up the dominant win.Share this timeline