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Real Madrid vs Manchester: Champions League quarterfinal ties after thrilling 3-3 result

Result: After a thrilling Champions League match, a 3-3 draw was achieved thanks to a brilliant late goal by Federico Valverde.

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Champions League result – Real Madrid 3-3 Man City

  • 2’: Clever Bernardo Silva free-kick opened the scoring
  • 12’: Eduardo Camavinga strike deflected in off Ruben Dias to level score
  • 14’: And Rodrygo poked Real Madrid in front in a rapid turnaround
  • 65’: Sublime Phil Foden strike from range got City back on level terms
  • 70’: Josko Gvardiol then gave City 3-2 lead with long-range wonder strike
  • 78’: But Real replied with a wonder goal of their own from Federico Valverde
  • Return leg to be played in Manchester next Wednesday April 17.

Ancelotti: We’re confident for the second leg

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Any manager would find it difficult to analyze a game like that, but Ancelotti performed a fantastic job.

“It was a good match, very good, from our side,” he said. “It was competitive and evenly matched until we had energy and put pressure on City. We pressed well in the opposition half, stealing a lot of balls, with transitions.

“We had the chance to go 3-1 up, then they scored two great goals and we had the desire and commitment to get back into the game. Now we’re at a slight disadvantage because we’re playing away in the second leg, but we’re confident that we can repeat the game we played here.”

Guardiola: We will take a first-leg draw

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Guardiola and the Manchester City players’ primary goal was to avoid a first-leg loss when they went back to the Etihad for the second leg, and they succeeded in doing so.

“In the second-half we really showed our personality in terms of how we play,” the City boss told TNT Sports. “Coming back from 2-1 in Manchester would have been difficult. Instead we scored two fantastic goals but defending fifteen minutes in this stadium is an eternity. 3-3, we will take it.

“I told (the players) to be more calm and to attack outside. Now I say: ‘guys it’s 45 minutes after 90 minutes’. There is a lot of football to be played.

“We are lucky that Gvardiol is with us today. He was amazing in how he played. He’s a lovely guy and we are so happy to have him.”

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