After the 4-3 defeat at the Etihad, Real Madrid opts to play the seventeenth final of its glorious history in the European Cup. The Whites have only lost three times when they have played the decisive game and the last defeat was more than four decades ago, in 1981 against Liverpool. The king of Europe took full revenge for that in the last final he reached, in 2018 in kyiv. The madridistas have won the last seven finals they have played. Seven of the last 24 editions of the Champions have registered the name of Real Madrid in the list of winners.
For Manchester City, which is contesting the semi-finals of the top continental competition for the fourth time in its history, it would be their second participation, also consecutive, in a final. Last season Pep Guardiola’s men lost (0-1) in Porto against Chelsea with a goal from Havertz for the blue team.
Date and time of the Champions League semi-final second leg
The Santiago Bernabéu will be, as it happened in the round of 16 and the quarter-finals, the final judge of the semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The first leg was vibrant with a lot of alternatives and up to seven goals and much is expected from the second leg. The team that will fight for the Champions League final on May 28 will be announced eight days after the first leg. The madridista coliseum will host the second leg on Wednesday, May 4, at 9:00 p.m.. The winner of this tie will act as a visitor in the final in Paris.
Remember that this season the extension of the highest value of the goals in the opposite field was suppressed in case of a tie in the aggregate computation, so that any result that equalized the tie would take the match back to extra time and, if necessary, to penalties to decide the finalist. In addition, as has been happening in recent seasons, UEFA cleans up the card cycle when it reaches the semi-finals, so a player would only miss the final due to suspension if he was sent off.