From the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Spain, Manchester City and Real Madrid play LIVE and LIVE ONLINE TV this Wednesday, May 4 for the second leg of the semifinals of the UEFA champions league. The match, which will not have the titular David Alaba due to injury, will start at 2 in the afternoon (Peruvian and Colombian time) and will be in OFFICIAL LIVE TRANSMISSION NOW by STAR Plus and ESPN for South America, while SKY Sport and Movistar will be the signals commissioned for Mexico and Spain, respectively. Review in the following lines the best preview that only depor.com can offer you.
Star+ is a streaming service owned by The Walt Disney Company. It was released on August 31, 2021 and is available for Latin America and Brazil. It will be precisely this channel that transmits the great match between Manchester City and Real Madrid, whose first leg scoreline favored the English 4-3.
Accustomed to European feats and unthinkable comebacks, Real Madrid faces the second leg of the Champions League semifinals against Manchester City in a new setting, defying history which suggests that on the eight occasions they lost in the first leg of the tie that gives access to the final, he never made it through.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team will be looking for a new achievement in what is their thirty-first semi-final in the most prestigious competition. He overcame 16 of the thirty he played, but was eliminated every time he lost the first leg, as happened at the Etihad Stadium in a crazy clash.
With 4-3 in favor of Manchester City, the record for goals in a semifinal match in the Champions League was equaled, up to seven, as happened in Ajax’s victory against Bayern Munich (5-2 in the 1994/95 season). ) and Liverpool’s thrashing of Roma at Anfield (5-2 in the 2017/18 campaign). The result presents a new challenge for Real Madrid to overcome.
The first time it happened dates back to the 1967/68 campaign, when Manchester United, eventual champions, won 1-0 at Old Trafford with a goal from George Best and in the second leg tied at three to gain access to the Wembley final, in which they defeated Benfica. Real Madrid went on to go 2-0 and 3-1, but goals in the final stretch from David Sadler and Bill Foulkes ended the hopes of the team led by Miguel Muñoz (3-3).
Six years later, the great Ajax captained by Johan Cruyff on the way to his third consecutive title in the European Cup was able to defeat Real Madrid after winning the Amsterdam Olympics 2-1. Barry Hulshoff and Ruud Krol, with two goals in ten minutes in the second period, signed the victory ‘ajacied’. Although the subsequent goal by José Martinez Pirri opened the white hope. In the second leg, Ajax was much superior to Miguel Muñoz’s team and won again 0-1 with a goal from Gerrie Muhren.
The next two times that the Madrid team fell in the semifinals after losing the first leg, they had Bayern Munich as their executioner. In the 1986/87 campaign, he won the Olympics 4-1 thanks to a brace from Lothar Matthäus and goals from Klaus Augenthaler and Ronald Wolfharth. Emilio Butragueño made up for the defeat of the Dutch team Leo Beenhakker, who in the second leg could only win 1-0 with a goal from Carlos Santillana.
In the 2000-01 season, Bayern stormed the Bernabéu (0-1) with a goal from Giovane Elber and a magnificent performance from goalkeeper Oliver Kahn. Ottmar Hitzfeld’s side finished off their pass to the final with a 2-1 victory in the Bavarian capital thanks to goals from the Brazilian and Jens Jeremies, who aborted the attempts of Vicente del Bosque’s men, only reflected in a goal from the Portuguese Luis Figo to establish the provisional tie.
Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona also emerged victorious in the semi-final of the 2010/11 season against Real Madrid before becoming champions against Manchester United at Wembley. In a more than convulsive first leg, Jose Mourinho’s team suffered a controversial expulsion of Pepe in an action with Dani Alves. In superiority, a brace from the Argentine Leo Messi made it 0-2 at the Bernabéu which put Barça on track for the classification.
It was the meeting that ended with the famous “why” of the Portuguese coach in the press room. In the second leg, Pedro Rodríguez increased the advantage of the Barcelona fans and the Brazilian Marcelo sealed the final 1-1.
A season later, Bayern Munich once again crossed paths with Real Madrid in the semi-final. In the Bavarian capital the German team won 2-1 and in the second leg a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and a goal from Arjen Robben sent the confrontation to extra time and penalties, in which the errors of the Portuguese, Kaka and Sergio Ramos frustrated Madrid’s claim.
Another German team stopped the passage of Real Madrid the following year. Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund. The Polish Robert Lewandowski, unleashed, devastated Jose Mourinho’s men with a poker, who gave a minimal hope a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo (4-1). He touched the heroic, despite the white team. Two goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos in the final stretch left him one behind in the standings, but the comeback did not reach the shoreline.
The last time that Real Madrid lost in a semi-final after losing the first leg was in the 2014/15 season against Juventus, who won 2-1 in Turin and drew 1-1 at the Bernabéu. His former player Álvaro Morata was the executioner. He scored in the first leg and in the second leg to finish off those who had been his teammates and access the final in Berlin, in which the Turin team lost to Barcelona.
In this way, Real Madrid, the king of Europe with its thirteen conquests, is forced to tear down one of the historical walls with which it has never been able. The positive fact is that the only time he faced City in a semi-final, in the 2015/16 campaign, he made it through, although it was after drawing 0-0 in Manchester and winning 1-0 at the Bernabéu. It was the beginning of the three titles in a row under the direction of Zinedine Zidane.