Real Madrid 1 – Manchester City 0 match report: Bale goal sees...

Real Madrid 1 – Manchester City 0 match report: Bale goal sees Real into final


Real Madrid qualified for the final of the Champions League as they beat Manchester City 1-0 thanks to a goal from Gareth Bale.

Zinedine Zidane men played a brilliant game and never gave the visitors a chance. They could have scored a few more goals but Joe Hart saved his team.

The hosts controlled possession from the start and had a first sight of goal as Carvajal delivered onto the head of Ronaldo from a wide position, but the Portuguese’s effort was always too high.

After 20 minutes, Los Blancos made the breakthrough following another great play from Carvajal, who slid a super pass into Bale. The Welshman’s strike deflected off Fernandinho and found the top corner.

Los Merengues were completely in controlled and they scored a second 15 minutes later, but it was disallowed. Sergio Ramos converted from close range, but both him and Pepe were both in offside positions.

The visitors just had one chance to score in the game, and it was right before the break. De Bruyne sent a super pass into Fernandinho, who attempted to find the bottom corner, but instead hit the post.

Modric could have made it 2-0 after the break, as he beat the offside trap to collect a Bale pass and faced-up to Hart, but the goalkeeper made a superb save.

The Englishman saved his team again as he got down to keep out Ronaldo after the Portugal international had been released inside the box.

Bale had the best chance for Los Blancos in the second half as he met a corner from Kroos, but his header came off the crossbar.

City were not threatening at all, and Zidane men ended up securing the victory by just keeping control of the ball.