Real Madrid is destroyed by a De Bruyne rocket, inspiring Manchester City’s confidence. In the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne scored from 25 yards out to tie the score. Real Madrid had the upper hand in the first leg, but Manchester City’s demons lingered at the location where everything went wrong in the second leg of the semi-final matchup from the previous season.
90. SQUAD! 💙
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 9, 2023
Thibaut Courtois was defeated by De Bruyne’s goal, but City were pleased with the draw. In the last seconds, Carlo Ancelotti and Aurélien Tchouaméni both scored goals, but Madrid was unable to secure the victory. Rodri acknowledged that Pep Guardiola had not publicly acknowledged the significance of the match from the previous season but that he had been motivated to get revenge. A picture of a viking royal carrying the European Cup appeared in the modest pre-game tifo.