💫 Real Madrid down Man City after penalties; Bayern send Arsenal out | OneFootball

💫 Real Madrid down Man City after penalties; Bayern send Arsenal out | OneFootball

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Adam Booker·17 April 2024

💫 Real Madrid down Man City after penalties; Bayern send Arsenal out

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Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-finals did not disappoint. Wednesday night is now upon us and a quartet of European giants are in action. Check back throughout the night for updates from Munich and Manchester.

Real Madrid down Man City in penalties

Scorers: De Bruyne 76′ ; Rodrygo 11′

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After a scintillating 3-3 draw in the first-leg, the second-leg in Manchester was finely poised.

It was a cat-and-mouse game in the opening 10 minutes at the Etihad, as both sides looked to slowly find their footing in the game.

The affair exploded to life soon after however, as Rodrygo fired home after Ederson saved his initial shot, giving the visitors a vital lead away from home.

The home side responded well however, as Erling Haaland’s header went off the crossbar minutes later before Bernardo Silva saw his deflected effort go wide.

The tempo was raised considerably after the two teams emerged from the break, as City pushed to find an equaliser and reignite the tie.

Pep Guardiola’s side continued to knock on the door as the half wore on, struggling to find an opening.

The door was finally knocked down when Kevin De Bruyne got on the end of a saved shot to lash the ball into the roof of the net and level the score on aggregate.

In extra-time it remained one-way traffic as City piled the pressure on and Real Madrid struggled to put two passes together.

Los Blancos did fashion a bundle of chances on the dying minutes of the first-half of extra-time, but the home side held on to get to the break and reset the tempo.

After neither team could find an opening the extra 30 minutes, they epic showdown headed to penalties.

Despite an early miss from Luka Modrić, a pair of misses in quick succession from Manchester City saw them crash out after Antonio Rüdiger dispatched from the spot to send Real Madrid to the semi-finals to face Bayern Munich.

Bayern hold on to send Arsenal out

Scorers: Kimmich 64′

A lone Joshua Kimmich goal was all Bayern Munich needed to see off Arsenal and book their ticket to the Champions League semi-final.

Bayern had the best chance in the opening exchanges, but a Harry Kane effort trickled just wide.

The two teams traded chances, but Bayern remained the more threatening when they got in behind the Arsenal midfield

The Gunners grew into the game however, as Martin Ødegaard forced an awkward save out of Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.

The hosts nearly found the opener just after the half-time restart, but somehow Leon Goretzka and Raphaël Guerreiro both hit the post in quick succession.

They were finally rewarded for their efforts when Joshua Kimmich connected with a Raphaël Guerreiro cross to head home with ferocity.

Arsenal pumped crosses into the box in the dying minutes, but the experienced Bayern rearguard held strong.