MANCHESTER CITY REAL MADID GUARDIOLA ANCELOTTI – One of the most beautiful semi-finals in the history of the Champions League, the one between Manchester City-Real Madrid. Many goals, seven, a match of great intensity and high technical rate. Here is what the respective coaches said.
Manchester City-Real Madrid, Guardiola speaks
“Everyone had fun, we wanted to win with a bigger margin but 4-3 is not a bad result. We will go to Madrid to play our game. They are Real, they have great weapons in attack. When a manager sees his team playing like this, the manager can say little about the result, even if it is the Champions League semi-final. We conceded three goals, if we concede another three we go to the final. They will have their people in favor, but we’ll see. Did you have fun? Nobody could not have fun, even if 8-0 for us would have been better. On Jupiter and Mars it could have happened, but against Real Madrid in general it doesn’t happen ”.
Manchester City- Real Madrid, Ancelotti speaks to Sky
“Did you have fun huh? We do not come out with a perfect result but it is a result that keeps us alive for the return, where anything can happen. We started badly, we conceded two goals early but then we were good at reacting and keeping it alive. For this result you don’t need a great comeback. City are a great team, but as happened with PSG and Chelsea the Bernabeu challenge will make us more attentive and will show the quality shown today. The rigor of Benzema? I didn’t know how he would pull her. During the week he had tried this central pitch, but we never thought about changing the penalty taker. The spoon? He scored and that’s okay. Benzema has it all, it takes personality to take a penalty like this. Shall we close the voting for the Ballon d’Or here? Let’s close it here, he deserves it, he’s great. He is number one right now, there is no discussion. Now we have to win the Liga on Saturday, he would help us and after that I don’t have to say much. We know how to play, we are calm and we can’t wait to play at home ”.
The 4-3 still leaves all discussions open for reaching the final. Everything will pass through the Bernabeu, next May 4th, where the ‘Blancos’ have filed their recent qualifiers against Psg and Chelsea.