MANCHESTER, 26th April, 2022 (WAM) -- Manchester City will take a slender lead into their Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid after a sensational game at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's side were 4-3 winners but, somehow, were left to rue a number of other big chances. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring inside two minutes with the fastest goal in Champions League semi-final history before Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead nine minutes later. A Benzema volley halved the deficit to make it 2-1 at half-time.
In the second period and it took Phil Foden just seven minutes to restore his side's two-goal lead before Vinicius made it 3-2. City came again through Bernardo Silva before Benzema got it 3-4.
The two teams will do battle next Wednesday at the Bernabeu to determine which side will make to the CL final.