History Of Two Clubs – Twitter Reacts As Real Madrid Stun Man City In The Champions League

Real Madrid's Rodrygo celebrates scoring their first goal with Vinicius Junior.

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Real Madrid were two goals down on aggregate in the final minute of normal time. Manchester City, who have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season, seemed in control. Until they weren’t.

There’s no tactical explanation for Rodrygo’s two goals in two minutes followed by Karim Benzema’s match-winning penalty in the fifth minute of extra-time. The only way to explain what happened at Santiago Bernabeu tonight is history.

City’s history of spending big every summer and faltering under the pressure. Pep Guardiola’s history of not lifting the iconic trophy without Lionel Messi. Carlo Ancelotti’s history of succeeding in the competition with different clubs. And Los Blancos’ history of dominating the European nights.

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Real will face Liverpool in the final, in what would be a repeat of the 2018 showdown.

The Reds have plenty of Champions League pedigree of their own, but history once again favours the LaLiga champions. Spanish teams are unbeaten in 16 European finals against non-Spanish teams since 2001.

Meanwhile, after a night of immense drama Guardiola and his players will return to Manchester and switch their focus on not blowing their lead in the title race. City are a point ahead of Liverpool with four games to go.