Real Madrid turned the tables on its guest Manchester City, and grabbed the ticket to the Champions League final, after winning 3-1, in a dramatic match hosted by the “Santiago Bernabeu”, on Wednesday evening, May 4, in the second leg of the semi-finals of the competition.
Real Madrid made a new “remontada” in front of its guest, Manchester City, after being late with a goal, as he scored two goals in the last minutes of the original time, so that the match went to the extra time, in which the Royal Club managed to shake the guest net again, and won (3-1) and took the qualification .
Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, expressed his happiness after qualifying for the Champions League final, saying after the match: “Yes, I am very happy and all Madridists are happy that we qualified for the final. We fought to the end and gave everything we had in this confrontation.” We showed quality and commitment… It was a really special night.”
The coach, who qualified for the fifth time for the final of the tournament, continued: “I think that the shirt does not allow any player to surrender. We looked for a tie, and in the extra time we looked for victory. I think that the match was equal. Manchester is an organized team. They advanced in the result and found themselves in the match, But we came back and scored.”
On facing Liverpool in the Champions League final, Ancelotti said, “We are happy with this qualification and are ready for the final against Liverpool, and we will play with passion and great desire against them.”
Rodrygo: I am very happy to score two goals today
The Real Madrid player, Rodrigo Goes, admitted the difficulty of the confrontation against Man City, as he explained, “In fact, I do not have the words to describe what happened, we were dead at some moments, but wearing this shirt always taught us to fight to the end, and this What we did… I’m very happy to score two goals.”
He continued, “It is very difficult to watch the match from the bench, but I try to stay focused, and think about what I can do when I enter the field. I was nervous and worried about the bench, but after I entered I scored two goals .. I am really happy.”
He concluded by saying: “The magic is in Real Madrid and the magic is in the Bernabeu. There are always magical nights when we play here, we will go to Paris and I am happy that we will go to the final.”
Courtois: We were sure of ourselves and the final is definitely difficult
For his part, Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois explained: “We were not good in front of goal today, we lost a lot of balls, as well as Vinicius’ chance at the beginning of the second half.”
And he added: “I can explain the match only in two words (Real Madrid), we know that everything is possible and we fight to the end, and in the extra games we were confident that we were the best. The journey was fruitful and reaching the final is something special, we eliminated Paris and Chelsea, and today Manchester City.” .
Regarding the final match against the English team, Courtois said: “We are not fighting for the title, but we are ready for this confrontation. It is difficult for Liverpool because it is still fighting for the Premier League title.”
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