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Champions League, semi finals, second leg

Real Madrid 1 - Manchester City 0

There will be an all Madrid final for the second time in three years after Real Madrid beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday evening! The only goal in the whole tie came midway through the first half, Bale’s attempted cross hitting the boot of Fernando and flying past Hart and in off the far post. Zidane’s side had the better chances throughout though, Hart having to make several saves, in particular from Bale before the break, and Modric and Ronaldo later on. Pepe had a strike ruled out for offside shortly before half time, and Bale headed against the woodwork from a Kroos corner in the second half. However an away goal would still have taken the Premier League team in to a first ever final, and they came close a couple of times, in particular a shot against the post by Fernandinho just before the interval, and a late effort from Agüero which sailed just over the bar. (04.05.16)

Bayern Munich 2 - Atlético Madrid 1

Atlético Madrid are in to their second Champions League final in three years after they knocked out Bayern Munich on the away goal rule! Xabi Alonso cancelled out Atleti’s one goal lead with a free kick which deflected in off Giménez on the half hour mark, and a couple of minutes later Oblak kept his side in the match with a penalty save from Múller after Giménez was adjudged to have fouled Javi Martínez in the area. Some ten minutes in to the second half Griezmann scored a vital away goal after Fernando Torres put him through, but with a quarter of an hour to go Lewandowski headed Guardiola’s team back in front after Vidal headed back Alaba’s cross. Torres missed a chance to wrap things up though when Neuer saved his spot kick after Martínez held him back on the edge (outside?) of the area, and there were some tense moments before the referee finally called it a day.(03.05.16)