Manchester City and Real Madrid play out exhilarating 3-3 at the Bernabeu

The two tournament favourites played out an incredible 3-3 goal-fest in Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final, leaving the tie in anybody’s hands as they prepare to lock horns in Manchester next Wednesday.

Here is Get Football’s report on the crazy game.

Talismanic midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne was dropped to the bench due to an illness, but he was quickly forgotten when Bernando Silva put the visitors ahead in the second minute.

Jack Grealish was brought down in the first minute, and Silva caught out Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin with a sublime freekick to silence a roofed Santiago Bernabeu.

The home side then equalised through an own goal from Ruben Dias. Eduardo Camavinga’s shot looked like it may have been heading wide before it deflected off Dias, wrong-footing Stefan Ortega in the Manchester City goal.

Just two minutes later it was a similar story, Rodrygo’s shot was diverted by Manuel Akanji before slowly rolling into an open net, giving Real Madrid the lead.

Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr were dangerous on the counter, but Manchester City’s patience eventually paid off through Phil Foden. The young attacker is having the season of his life, confidence was flowing through him as he leveled the score with a fantastic finish from 20 yards out.

Man City’s third goal came from a less predictable source. Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol cut inside before whacking it with his supposed weak foot, leaving Lunin helpless and giving City the lead once more.

Never rule out Real Madrid though. Los Blancos got their equaliser through Federico Valverde to secure the draw.

With the quarter-final in the balance, both sides will meet again in Manchester next Wednesday.

Get Football | Alex Roberts

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