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Man City draws Real Madrid at champions league semi-final

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Kevin de Bruyne’s equalizer earned Manchester City a 1-1 Champions League semi-final first-leg draw at Real Madrid to keep their dream of a Treble on track.

Manchester City know any win next Wednesday at home against Madrid will send them to only their second Champions League final, against either Inter Milan or AC Milan.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the early stages at a nervy Bernabeu, with Thibaut Courtois denying De Bruyne, Rodri and Erling Haaland twice.

But Vinicius Jr scored with Real’s only chance of the first half, a 25-yard thunderbolt which flew past Ederson following a brilliant run by Eduardo Camavinga.

Just as Real began to dominate a period of the second half, Manchester City found a way back with De Bruyne fizzing a shot from a similar distance into the bottom corner..

BBC reports that Manchester City are now unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions, a run which includes 17 wins. With seven more victories, they get the Treble.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu