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Liverpool crash out of Champions League as Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Real Madrid have progressed to the semi-final of the UEFA champions league team at the expense of Liverpool after playing out a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Wednesday night, April 14.

Real Madrid arrived from Spain with a healthy lead after playing out a 3-1 win at Madrid in the first leg.

With no fans inside the stadium it was always going to be hard for Liverpool to overturn the result.

Nacho who replaced Ramos before the clash, made some key challenges while Casemiro, Real’s impressive midfield enforcer, also bossed the midfield ensuring Liverpool didn’t have enough chance to operate.

Liverpool played the 45 minutes with some good, high intensity football although they were guilty of missing decent chances.

Mo Salah sent a weak left-footed effort into the leg of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and then again Courtois launched himself high to the left to keep out an effort from James Milner.

Real Madrid who hardly attacked, could have scored when Karim Benzema deflected off Ozan Kabak and hit the post.

In the space of a minute before half-time, both Salah and Gini Wijnaldum shot decent chances over the bar. 

Just 40 second into the second half, Firmino tested Courtois after a fantastic pass from Alexander-Arnold.

He also had another half-decent opportunity a couple of minutes later and had a shot brilliantly blocked by Eder Militao.

Firmino, now in a bad run of form, has now scored just once in 20 Champions League games .

Klopp introduced Diogo Jota and Thiago in the hope of getting something from the game but it all ended in tears for the Reds.

Real Madrid will now face Chelsea in the Semi-final.

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Algerian, Riyad Mahrez and English starlet, Phil Foden were on target as Man City fought back from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night April 14, in the UEFA champions league quarter finals.

City had come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win at home in the first leg and had the game in their hands but we’re stunned by a first half goal by Jude Bellingham.

City also had twice as many touches in the opposition box, compared to Dortmund but managed five shots on target from which they scored two goals.

Dortmund played with heavy intensity in the first half, but couldn’t match up with City after the English club leveled in the second half.

There was also no magic from Dortmund star Erlin Haaland, who City neutralized during the game.

City will now face PSG in the semi finals and Pep Guardiola now has the opportunity to win all four trophies he is competing in – the Premier league, the FA Cup, the Capital one Cup and the Champions league.

Speaking on BT Sport, Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said: ” It means a lot- this club and this team deserve it.

“We are grateful for reaching the semi-finals for the first time with this team, we are obviously very happy about it. 

“Today was, once again, about showing character – I don’t think we played well in the first 15 mins, we struggled and seemed a bit scared.

“After conceding we started to get into the game, held more possession and kept the ball.

“We created a couple of chances in the first half and our target at half-time was to score the first goal in the second half, get the game back in our hands and that’s exactly what we did – I’m proud of that.

“We know how tough this competition is – everyone has quality, the opponents are so difficult.

“This Dortmund team are able to beat anyone on a good day and we saw that in the first half.”

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