Real Madrid (Spain) and Manchester City (England) were unable to win or lose in the first match of the semifinals.

Real Madrid and Manchester City drew 1-1 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals of the 2022-23 season held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 10th (Korean time). When Real Madrid took the lead with a single shot from Vinicius Junior, the only shot in the first half, Manchester City responded with Kevin De Bruyne’s mid-range shot in the second half.

Real Madrid is the 토스카지노 defending champion who has won the most Champions League history (14 times) and is aiming for consecutive tops following last season. Manchester City is unrelated to the Champions League, but boasts the strongest power at the moment. In the de facto final, each other’s strengths collided. Real Madrid played a clear advantage, while Manchester City played possession football.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Vinicius, Rodrigo, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Eduardo Camavinga and Thibaut Courtois.

Against this, Manchester City also took on Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker and Ederson.

From the first half, possession belonged to Manchester City. By the middle of the first half, he had possession of the ball enough to record close to 80% possession and solved the game. Manchester City, who were trying to shake up Real Madrid’s defense by turning a lot of passes, started pouring shots from Haaland, Silva and Rodri. In the 13th minute of the first half, Rodri’s mid-range shot was sharp, but it could not pass the Courtois goalkeeper.

Real Madrid, who had been concentrating on defense, launched a counterattack with Benzema and Vinicius. Benzema is seasoned, and Vinicius’ speed and technique are good enough to fill the gap behind Manchester City’s heights. Gradually, Real Madrid also began to catch up with possession and scored the opening goal in the middle of the first half, when they succeeded in counterattacking.

Real Madrid’s solution was Vinicius. Near the halfway line, Camavinga received Modric’s exquisite out-front pass to relieve Manchester City’s pressure. Vinicius, who inherited this, shook the net with an accurate right-footed shot after hitting the dribble. Real Madrid’s only shot in the first half led to a goal.

Despite poor records, Real Madrid took the lead with a one-shot, one-kilo shot, and Benzema’s menacing shot boosted their momentum in the early stages of the second half. Manchester City had another chance to score in the 6th minute of the second half, but Courtois goalkeeper saved it again. Holland’s left-footed shot was blocked by Alaba.

Real Madrid overcame the crisis and attacked more aggressively in the second half. Valverde attempted a bold mid-range shot from outside the penalty box. Manchester City did not miss the moment when the attack was a little heated. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Manchester City intercepted the ball from the opponent’s camp and through Gundogan, The Brawiner equalized with a powerful right-footed shot from the front of the arc.

With the situation back to square one, Real Madrid had a decisive chance in the 32nd minute of the second half. Kroos’s free kick went straight to Benzema’s head, but goalkeeper Ederson’s save saved the balance.

While both teams did not change players, Real Madrid made the first change by putting in Marco Asensio in the 36th minute of the second half. Then Nacho Fernandez was added to add stability. Manchester City, on the other hand, went through 90 minutes without substituting a single player.

At the end of the game Aurelien Choameni’s cannonball shot was blocked by Ederson’s goalkeeper, and the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw. Now, the two teams will play the second leg at Manchester City’s home stadium a week later.

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