A penalty goal scored by Zinedine Zidane in extra time earned Real Madrid qualification for the Champions League final, where they will meet Liverpool again. Manchester City came to extend the advantage in this second leg of the semi-final, but the Spaniards turned the tie around.
With the result of the first leg (4-3, in favor of the English) remaining for almost 75 minutes, Algerian Ryan Mahrez, with a pass from Portuguese Bernardo Silva, seemed to sentence the duel by extending City’s advantage at the Santiago Bernabéu . Pure mistake.
After 90 minutes, a double by Brazilian Rodrygo in less than two minutes guaranteed the Merengues another 30 minutes to try to reach the 17th final of the Champions League. And it was happy.
In extra time, in the 108th minute, Sterling took down Nacho in the English penalty area and Karim Benzema did not forgive. The Frenchman scored his 15th goal in this edition of the tournament and is two behind the record held by the “sir goal”: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid will now face Liverpool, who on Tuesday again beat Villarreal in Spain.
It is the reunion of two old acquaintances that a year ago faced each other in the quarter-finals, with an advantage for the Spaniards. On May 28, in Paris, we will see if history repeats itself.