Real Madrid drew 1-1 against a dominating Manchester City in the Champions League First semi-final at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night.
The Brazilian winger, Vinicius Junior, once again gave Los Blancos a first-half lead in Madrid despite City dominating the ball in the first half and looking the more threatening side.
The Brazilian winger linked well with Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric and scored a stunning goal from outside the box in the first half. However, the visitors kept calm and waited for their chance.
It was Kevin De Bruyne, the Belgium international and City forward who scored a stunning equalizer with a classy outside-of-the-foot strike after Real’s best spell of the game.
Erling Haaland, who recently recorded the highest single-season goal tally in Premier League history, had a relatively poor game and failed to make much of an impact. However, Kevin De Bruyne rose to the occasion and helped City to earn an equalizer against Madrid.
Guardiola felt the result was a fair reflection of a close match, as he told BT Sport after the game: ‘When we were better, they scored. When they were better, we scored. It was a tight, tight game.
Guardiola further added that Real Madrid are so good, experienced, and have quality, but we are at the same level.
Apparently, getting an equalizer in Madrid is a satisfying result for City players in the first leg of the Champions League. Guardiola and City players are motivated enough to revenge Real Madrid in the second leg of the competition which will take place at the Etihad Stadium Next Wednesday.