UEFA Champions League
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
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FT: That was City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini’s final chance to win the competition as their manager with the coach leaving at the end of the season to be replaced by Pep Guardiola.
FT: The visitors were the better team over both legs and will now look to seek their 11th Champions League title against the Rojiblancos who they beat in the Final two years ago.
FT: The hosts sat back in the second-half and possibly should have added to their tally and very nearly did when Bale struck the bar with a header although Hart came to the rescue from a Modrić strike after his defence went to sleep.
FT: The visitors didn’t create enough in truth, the closest was when Fernandinho struck the post and Agüero fired inches over the bar.
FT: So Los Blancos book their place in the Champions League Final against their city rivals Atlético Madrid in Milan thanks to Bale’s goal.
90’+5′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+4′ Ronaldo wins a corner after his effort is blocked by Clichy.
90’+4′ Chance!! Rodríguez is picked out in space but his attempted volley is miscued and the visitors clear.
90’+2′ Ronaldo wins a freekick after a challenge from Otamendi who receives a yellow card.
90’+1′ Delay over.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
89′ Navas is down after playing sweeper keeper and picking up a knock. The Costa Rican is receiving treatment.
88′ Chance!! Agüero curls a dipping effort that dips onto the roof onto the net with Navas beaten. Some of the City fans though that was in.
87′ Final Madrid change sees Modrić depart for Mateo Kovačić.
83′ De Bruyne’s audaciously tries to catch Navas out but his effort curls into the side-netting.
82′ Sterling wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Vázquez who receives a yellow card for the nasty challenge.
81′ Sterling miscues a cross that goes harmlessly behind for a Madrid goalkick.
76′ Kroos and Fernandinho clash off the ball but the referee just has a quiet word.
70′ Fernando cynically fouls Modrić and the City man receives a yellow card.
69′ Clichy is fouled by Ronaldo.
69′ Final City change sees Kelechi Iheanacho replace Navas.
68′ Fernando fouls Rodríguez.
66′ Second Madrid change sees Isco depart for James Rodríguez.
63′ So close!! Kroos’ delivery finds Bale whose header clips the bar before Ronaldo palms the ball into the goal. The Portuguese doesn’t receive a booking because he was offside.
62′ Chance!! Mangala slips and Ronaldo looks to seize the opportunity but Clichy blocks the effort behind.
61′ Clichy fouls Vázquez.
60′ Second City change sees Touré depart for Raheem Sterling.
60′ Ronaldo is penalised for a foul on Otamendi.
58′ Close!! Vázquez finds Ronaldo whose first-time effort is saved well by Hart.
55′ First Madrid change sees Jesé depart for Lucas Vázquez.
54′ Close!! Carvajal finds Ronaldo with a cross and the Portuguese forward rises highest to head an effort that forces Hart into a good save.
52′ The corner is cleared by the visitors.
51′ Close!! Bale finds Modrić who is onside despite some hesitation from the City defence, the Croatian is surprised by the decision as well and his effort is smothered by Hart.
50′ Chance!! Jesé is found by Carvajal and he fires off-target from a tight-angle.
49′ Chance!! Bale wonderfully finds Ronaldo whose volley is miscued and Hart claims the loose ball. Should have done better with that despite the difficulty of the chance.
47′ Jesé beats Otamendi but his cross towards Ronaldo is claimed easily by Hart.
46′ Touré wins a freekick from Isco.
45′ Ronaldo is caught offside.
45′ The hosts get the game underway.
HT: So will Madrid add to their tally and seal the tie or will City score the away goal that sees them through? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The score at the break doesn’t change much in the tie with City still knowing that they need to score and should they do, it would mean they would have the advantage with the away goal – thus Madrid would need to score a second.
HT: The hosts have been on top thoroughly and went ahead when Bale was given too much space and his effort was deflected in off-the-post by Fernando. They were also denied a second when Ramos bundled home when Pepe was adjudged to be offside.
HT: The visitors have played well since the huge blow of losing skipper Kompany although they didn’t really create anything until the 43rd minute when Fernandinho’s shot hit the woodwork.
HT: The hosts have done well and had a few clear-cut chances with Ronaldo shooting off-target on separate occasions.
HT: So at the break the hosts are deservedly ahead thanks to Bale’s deflected effort.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+1′ The corner is cleared.
45’+1′ The corner is headed behind by Fernandinho.
45’+1′ Carvajal wins a corner for the hosts.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
43′ So close!! De Bruyne finds Fernandinho who cuts inside to drill an effort against the outside of the post.
42′ Close!! Isco finds Bale who fires an effort that forces Hart into a comfortable save.
40′ Navas claims the delivery.
39′ The visitors win a corner.
39′ Marcelo is caught offside, although it appears he’s actually onside another poor decision from the linesman.
Disallowed goal!! Kroos’ delivery finds Pepe, who’s adjudged to be offside when he finds Ramos who bundles home but the linesman’s flag is up.
34′ Kroos is caught late by Fernandinho.
33′ De Bruyne’s delivery is claimed before Navas claims the second ball.
32′ Carvajal concedes a corner.
31′ Ramos is penalised for an apparent foul on Agüero. The Argentine ran into the Spaniard’s arm.
29′ De Bruyne catches Marcelo late and receives a yellow card.
26′ Kroos’ delivery is punched clear by Hart but Ramos is caught offside.
25′ Ronaldo wins a freekick in a promising position after a foul from Sagna.
24′ Navas almost finds Agüero but Navas in the Madrid goal, comes out to gather the low cross.
23′ Chance!! Isco’s pull-back is fired over the bar by Ronaldo, although it looked to have been for Marcelo instead.
21′ Chance!! De Bruyne’s delivery finds Fernando who heads over.
20′ The visitors win a corner.
20′ Goal!! Carvajal finds Bale who fires an effort that deflects off Fernando that beats Hart and clips the inside of the post on the way in.
17′ Marcelo overhits a pass as the Brazilian and Isco aren’t on the same wave-length.
12′ Chance!! Carvajal sends in a cross that Ronaldo meets early and he heads over the bar.
10′ Navas is caught offside, although it appears he was onside.
9′ Kompany has to depart play and he’s replaced by Eliaquim Mangala. This is a huge blow for the visitors.
7′ Slight delay in the game as Kompany is down with an injury.
5′ Kroos’ delivery eventually falls to Bale whose effort lacks conviction and Hart claims the loose ball.
4′ Jesé wins a corner.
3′ Kroos wins a freekick.
2′ Navas punches clear his namesake’s cross away.
1′ Agüero is caught offside.
0′ The visitors get the game underway.
Real Madrid C.F.: Keylor Navas (GK), Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Isco, Luka Modrić, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesé,
Manchester City F.C.: Joe Hart (GK), Gaël Clichy, Nicolás Otamendi, Vincent Kompany, Bacary Sagna, Fernandinho, Fernando, Kevin De Bruyne, Yaya Touré, Sergio Agüero, Jesús Navas