Manchester City have blown away the record holders Real Madrid

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UCL LIVE Manchester City have blown away the record holders Real Madrid

Brian Aheebwa 17:36 - 17.05.2023

Manchester City will face Inter Milan in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

Manchester City 4-0 Real Madrid [5-1]

FULLTIME - Manchester City are through to their second ever UEFA Champions League final. Can they win it this time around?

90' Julian Alvarez scores with his first touch after coming on as a substitute for Erling Haaland thanks to Phil Foden's assist.

76' Manuel Akanji's header deflects off Miltao for City's third goal.

75' It may seem as though Thibaut Courtois won't let Erling Haaland score tonight. The Belgian goalkeeper has denied the Norwegian from close range again. 

60' Both teams have received one booking apiece so far. Ruben Diaz and Dani Carvajal for Manchester City and Real Madrid respectively.

50' Ederson tips Alaba's well taken freekick over the bar and it is the visitors that have started the second half better.

46' Karim Benzema gets us underway for the second half. Can the Los Blancos find a way back into  this contest.

Bernardo Silva waves away in celebration alongside teammate Erling Haaland

HALFTIME - The stanza that has been a one way traffic has climaxed. What can Real Madrid afford in the second stanza?

36' GOAL - It is Bernardo Silva again and City are 2-0 up!

35' Toni Kroos' effort from distance rattles the woodwork. Man City survive!

23' GOAL - It was coming. Bernardo Silva has broken the deadlock.

21' That is a save out of this world from Thibaut Courtois to deny Erling Haaland once again.

15' Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois denies Erling Haaland's header that was so close to the first goal of the game.

10' Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is managing his 191st UEFA Champions League game that is more than any other manager in the history of the competition.

KICKOFF - This is certainly set to be the final before the final.

No player has contributed more goals in the Champions League this season than Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. The Brazilian has scored seven goals and managed six assists.

Real Madrid are the holders of this competition, having beaten Liverpool in last season's final, and they are also the record champions with 14 titles in their cabinet.

Man City hopes to reach their second Champions League final as they continue to hunt for their maiden title. When they reached the final in 2021, they lost it to Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne came out on top of the midfield battle that had two of the World's greatest midfielders, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos picking the man of the match accolade and will once again be reliable for the Cityzens tonight.

Vinicius Jr was a menace to Manchester City's defence a week ago, especially on the right flank of the pitch against Kyle Walker, and it will require the latter to be more vigilant if he is to stop the Brazilian from shinning tonight.

Having had a quiet night in Spain last week, Manchester City will be hoping that their super striker Haaland carries his scoring boots tonight just like he has done generally across all competitions this campaign.

Vinicius Jr and Kevin De Bruyne scored two sublime goals at Bernabeu last Tuesday to ensure that we are still level in this pulsating contest.

To reach the final, Inter Milan eliminated their rivals AC Milan 3-0 on aggregate. They will be playing at this stage for the first time since 2010 when they won it under the reign of Jose Mourinho.

The victor between these two giants will join Italian side Inter Milan  in the final that will be played in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday, June 10, 2023.