Real Madrid beat Man City to reach Champions league final

Fernando deflects Gareth Bale's strike

Fernando deflects Gareth Bale’s strike

Manchester City failed to reach their first Champions League final after an uninspiring semi-final second-leg display at 10-time winners Real Madrid.

After a goalless draw in the first leg, Real took the lead when Gareth Bale’s cross deflected off City’s Fernando.

The home side dominated, Bale’s header hitting the bar and Joe Hart saving from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.

City rarely threatened as Real set up a meeting with rivals Atletico Madrid in the Milan final later this month.

The English side knew they potentially only needed one away goal to progress, but appeared reluctant to go for broke in the final stages – despite being encouraged to attack by the vocal 4,500 away supporters.

Madrid’s only moment of concern came in the closing moments when Sergio Aguero’s speculative effort flew onto the roof of the home goal.

Now they will meet Atletico at the San Siro on 28 May, in a repeat of the 2014 final which Real won 4-1 after extra-time.

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Source:: PM Newspaper