Champions League: Vinicius, De Bruyne score as Real Madrid hold Man City


Vinicius Junior and Kevin De Bruyne scored the goals as Real Madrid and Manchester City played out an enthralling 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

City had dominated the early stages of the match only to concede from Madrid’s only shot of the first half, a stunning strike from Vinicius that seemed to unnerve Pep Guardiola’s side.

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But midway through the second half, just when Madrid were pushing for their second goal, De Bruyne silenced the Bernabeu with a vicious hit of his own from distance.

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There was no late sting in the tale as there had been for City in this stadium in last season’s semi-final and they will be optimistic about the prospect of completing the job at the Etihad Stadium next week.

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