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Real Madrid happy to be alive ahead of 2nd leg

2022 Apr 27, 18:17, MAdrid
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts after Manchester City's Bernardo Silva scoring his side's fourth goal during the Champions League semi final, first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (AP Photo)

Real Madrid was holding on to the positives after coming close to being routed by Manchester City but staying alive in the Champions League semifinals.

Madrid lost 4-3 in the first leg in England on Tuesday, but it was one of those defeats that allowed for some celebration.

Pep Guardiola’s City had plenty of chances to put the series away but instead Madrid found a way to fight back and it goes into next week’s second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium only a goal down.

“You are never happy when you lose, but we have 90 minutes ahead of us to make the difference at the Bernabéu,” said Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior, who scored one of the goals for the Spanish powerhouse.

Karim Benzema scored the others as Madrid trailed by two goals three times at Etihad Stadium.

“The next game will be different,” Vinícius said. “I’m really happy with the team’s attitude. We were 2-0 down against an extremely good team and we come away with our heads held high and ready to put in a good performance in the return leg.”


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