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Real Madrid 1-0 Man City (1-0 agg)

Published 04/05/2016

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images )
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images )
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) reacts past Real Madrid's forward Jese Rodriguez during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Nicolas Otamendi of Manchester City makes a tackle on Jese of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Zinedine Zidane the head coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is challenegd by Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images )
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images )
Manchester City's French defender Eliaquim Mangala (L) vies with Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (C) during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 4, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos (L) vies with Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder and captain Yaya Toure (R) and Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne during the Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 4, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Manuel Pellegrini the manager of Manchester City shakes hands with Zinedine Zidane th head coach of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Manuel Pellegrini the manager of Manchester City looks on during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid team warms up before the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester city and Real Madrid teams line up before the Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Supporters of real Madrid await kick off prior to the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images )
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. PA
General view of the stadium before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
A general view of Real Madrid flags outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Merchandise goes on sale prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Real Madrid fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Real Madrid fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Real Madrid fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Real Madrid fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Manchester City fan Richard Mellor and friends in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
A Manchester City fan in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City and Real Madrid fans in Madrid ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City and Real Madrid merchandise on sale outside of the Santiago Bernabeu before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
A Manchester City fan drinks a beer in the centre of Madrid on May 4, 2016 ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match against Real Madrid. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City supporters Darren Clarke and Stewart Johnson pose outside of the Santiago Bernabeu before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City supporters Darren Clarke and Stewart Johnson pose outside of the Santiago Bernabeu before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City supporters Darren Clarke and Stewart Johnson pose outside of the Santiago Bernabeu before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
A general view of the Santiago Bernabeu before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 4, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart (left) saves an effort on goal from from close by Real Madrid's pepe (right) during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PA
Manchester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (L) tangles with Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (R) during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne plays during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Real Marid's Rodriguez Jese and Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PA
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City collides with Casemiro of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo watches from the crowd as a spectator during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Streamers and flags are waved before the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (left) and Manchester City President Khaldoon Al Mubarak (right) in the stands during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) and Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando (L) go up for a high ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Flags are waved in the stands as the players take to the pitch during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: The Real Madrid team pose for the cameras prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: The non playing Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF shares a joke with a teammate during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: The opposing teams walk out onto the pitch prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
A Manchester City fan holds up a sign which reads 'Living the Dream' during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
The UEFA Champions League trophy on display prior to the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
A Real Madrid fan cheers before kick off of the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (left) and Manchester City President Khaldoon Al Mubarak (right) in the stands during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: A fan arrives at the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
A general view of screens prior to the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero arriving for the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
A general view of seating prior to the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
A general view of seating prior to the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Gareth Bale looks on during a Real Madrid press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale is pictured during a training session at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 25, 2016, ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg football match against Manchester City on April 26 in Manchester. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (3rd L) takes part in a training session at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 25, 2016, ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg football match against Manchester City on April 26 in Manchester. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's (left to right) Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema during a training session at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (3rd L) takes part in a training session at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 25, 2016, ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg football match against Manchester City on April 26 in Manchester. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Real Madrid's (left to right) Cristiano Ronaldo, Mateo Kovacic and Gareth Bale during a training session at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during a training session at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale during a press conference at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale during a training session at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Real Madrid. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid looks on during a Real Madrid press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid looks on during a Real Madrid press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini speaks during a press conference in Manchester, northwest England on April 25, 2016 ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg football match against Real Madrid on April 26. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during a training session at the Etihad Campus, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany speaks during a press conference at the Etihad Campus, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) with Raheem Sterling, Bacary Sagna, Eliaquim Mangala and Kevin De Bruyne (right), during a training session at the Etihad Campus, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini watches his players, during a training session at the Etihad Campus, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid CF (left) and Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Real Madrid have beaten Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu for a 1-0 aggregate win

Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the final on May 28 in Milan.

A deflected Gareth Bale strike ended Manchester City's Champions League challenge and sent Real Madrid through to face city rivals Atletico in the final.

City midfielder Fernando inadvertently diverted Bale's 20th-minute strike into his own net at the Bernabeu to hand Real a 1-0 win both on the night and on aggregate.

City never found momentum after captain Vincent Kompany was forced off yet again early on and they had Joe Hart to thank for keeping them in contention right until the end.

Hart produced a string of impressive saves to deny a Real side bolstered by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo and that kept City hopes alive they could nick an away goal and with it victory.

But it was not to be as City never threatened with any regularity.

Their night could hardly have got off to a worse start as Kompany pulled up with what seemed a thigh injury after just eight minutes.

In a sight that has become all too familiar in an injury-plagued campaign for the Belgian, Kompany went down after overrunning the ball and immediately signalled to the bench.

It was quickly apparent his night was over and the player looked crestfallen as he gingerly rose to his feet, limped off and handed the armband to Yaya Toure.

That completely undid what had been a confident start by City and they struggled to gain any meaningful possession for a prolonged spell.

Real turned up the pressure with Ronaldo, relishing the chance to run at Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala, heading over and sending another shot off-target.

City were unable to stem the tide and the hosts broke through as Bale burst into the area on the right and his fierce shot took a slight but critical deflection off Fernando. It flew into the roof of the net over the diving Hart.

It might have got worse for City as Pepe poked the ball past Hart from a Toni Kroos free-kick but the flag was raised for offside.

City struggled to muster a response but Jesus Navas and Bacary Sagna both got into good positions only to fail to pick out the isolated Sergio Aguero.

City's one good moment of the first half came just before the break as Fernandinho cut inside from the left but his powerful drive struck the base of the post.

The visitors needed a rousing team talk at half-time from their outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini, but as the second period began it was Hart that kept them in the game.

Hart got his body in the way to deny Luka Modric after the rest of the defence had switched off and then twice saved from Ronaldo.

Bale went close with a header that rebounded off the crossbar before the extraordinary sight of Ronaldo catching the ball and pushing it into the net - but he had already been flagged offside.

Real should have put the game out of sight but the longer they went without scoring, signs of frustration began to creep in. Kroos appeared to hit out at Fernandinho off the ball and niggly fouls crept into their game.

Knowing a goal would change everything, City pushed late on but after Aguero sent a long-range shot over, their hopes faded.

Match preview

We look at some talking points ahead of the game.

CRISTIANO RONALDO'S FITNESS

There have been lots of conflicting reports about the fitness of Real Madrid's star player over the past week but he now seems certain to play after coach Zinedine Zidane declared him "100 per cent" fit. Admittedly he said something similar prior to the first leg at the Etihad Stadium, which Ronaldo missed with a thigh injury, but this time the Portuguese seems to have trained without difficulty. Whether it is a risk or not will only become clear when the game kicks off but, on paper, City's task has just got harder.

OTHER TEAM NEWS

For Real, this concerns Karim Benzema and Casemiro, two other crucial players. Neither of them are likely to play. Benzema is not quite the headline-grabber Ronaldo is but he is another formidable presence in the Spanish side's attacking line. Casemiro has been influential in midfield since being trusted by Zidane and his presence could be missed. City are likely to bring back a whole host of players after ringing the changes at Southampton on Sunday. Yaya Toure, who has missed six of the last nine games with injuries, could also return although the Fernando-Fernandinho midfield pairing has functioned well in his absence.

MANUEL PELLEGRINI'S PRIORITY

The Manchester City manager has said regularly throughout his three years at City that he treats all competitions with equal importance but, when push came to shove, that went out of the window at the weekend. Feeling the Sunday game at Southampton should have been scheduled on Saturday to allow his players the same amount of rest as Real before the Bernabeu clash, Pellegrini made eight changes. City paid the price and lost vital points in their bid to retain a top-four spot in the Premier League, but Pellegrini will feel justified if his side pull off a famous win on Wednesday. He was similarly vindicated after making multiple changes before the last-16 game at Dynamo Kiev. He will not be at City next season and so the Champions League is now his last shot at glory.

THE REAL FACTOR

Pellegrini has characteristically downplayed the personal significance of this semi-final against the club that fired him harshly after just one season in charge in 2010. The Chilean's statistics at the Bernabeu were good but his then club record 96 La Liga points were not enough to take the title from Barcelona and he was shown the door. He has since said he did not have a good relationship with the club's hierarchy.

OLD V NEW

The clash is one that pits the greatest heavyweight in the history of European club football against a club making rapid advances towards joining them among the elite. Victory for City would further underline their ambition, and there have been clear signs of a growing maturity in European football this season. Whether they are quite ready to make the leap to playing a Champions League final remains to be seen but few doubt they are heading in that direction. Real will look to strike a blow for the old guard and keep them in place - for now.

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