Benzema rang the bell as soon as the Etihad match finished and his teammates and even Ancelotti have been supporting him in recent days. “Now we have to go to the Bernabéu. We need the fans like never before and we’re going to do something magical, which is to win,” said the Frenchman on the pitch at the Etihad as soon as the match in Manchester ended. Vinicius, his best squire on the pitch, also acted as such in that appeal to the Madrid fans: “The fans have been making the difference in two qualifying rounds and this time it won’t be any different,” the Brazilian confided. Carletto launched to the Madrid hosts on Saturday in Cibeles: “Go for the City!”shouted the technician in the final argument of his harangue.
The squad wants the fans to recreate the mystique that they already experienced in the round of 16 against PSG and in the quarterfinals against Chelsea. The conspiracy will begin two hours before the game, in the Plaza de los Sagrados Corazones. The madridistas are summoned there at 7:00 p.m. to receive the team bus and carry him in flight in the last meters on his journey from the residence of the first team in Valdebebas to the Bernabéu.
After a year and a half without being able to give the team their encouragement due to the pandemic, the fans have created a mythical atmosphere in the key games this season, despite the fact that the works still leave the Bernabéu at three quarters of its capacity. The white coliseum has recovered the spirit of the magical nights of European comebacks that have made its legend gigantic. PSG and Chelsea already know what those tremendous evenings are like. Today it’s up to Guardiola’s City to experience it…