Madrid book UCL final spot: Two late goals from Rodrygo, plus an extra-time winner from Karim Benzema dumps Manchester City out of the UCL.

Real Madrid book UCL spot

Real Madrid put on a late show to stun Manchester City. The Citizens thought they had it all covered until Rodrygo’s tap in on the 90th minute mark. That gave Real Madrid belief, and they got the second goal just seconds later.. Rodrygo again. Karim Benzema won and converted a penalty for Real Madrid, which proved to be the winning goal for Los Blancos.

Match Summary 

Real Madrid will face Liverpool in Paris in the final of the UCL after their dramatic late win against last year’s finalists Manchester City.

City were seemingly on their way to the final to face Liverpool after Riyad Mahrez had fired them in front with a stunning strike. Rodrygo then turned the tie on its head in the 90th minute, first with a close-range finish to give Madrid hope.

Rodrygo's double helps Real Madrid book UCL spot

He then rose highest in the box to plant a header away from Ederson to level the tie one minute later to send the contest into extra-time. Karim Benzema then came to the fore to score the decisive goal by winning and then converting a penalty after being fouled by Ruben Dias. City could not fire back, allowing Carlo Ancelotti and his team to progress to take on Liverpool in a rematch of the 2018 Champions League final.

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