Revuelta tried to head the ball to his teammate from the Atletico Morelia penalty area, and when goalkeeper Ramirez caught the ball with ease, he ran toward the unguarded goal. Ramirez seized the opportunity and struck with all his might, scoring a wild goal from long range that ended up in the net after the ball bounced twice into the penalty area along the way.
Justifiably, this goal caused a mad scene on the road, as Atletico Morelia booked its place in the final of the tournament with a 4-2 aggregate victory.
Even leaving aside the dramatic goal, it was a chaotic game between both sides with five red cards, two for Celaya and three for Atletico Morelia.
Morelia will now play the first match of the final against Tapatio on Wednesday; the winner of the final will face Apertura’s season-opening champion, Atlanta, in the final of the Championships.
But this is the Champions League. And it’s Real Madrid, a team that thrives in elimination contests. So much so that they sometimes seem capable of channeling their inner wizard to get out of incredible situations.
We watched this same film last year when these two sides met in the semifinals, and Man City was just minutes away from reaching another Champions League final before Rodrigo’s goal in the compensatory time put the match into extra time. From that point on, Karim Benzema’s winning penalty seemed inevitable.
But there is one crucial difference from the injury suffered in Madrid last year. The second game of this match will be played at the Etihad Stadium. Man City are undefeated in their last 25 home matches in the Champions League (W23 D2), and Lyon in September 2018 was the last away team to win at the Etihad.
Real Madrid is unbeaten in its previous four away matches against Manchester City in the Champions League (D2 L2), having lost each of its last two.
Manchester City approach this second semifinal match in fantastic form. They are unbeaten in 22 matches (W18 D4), having last lost in early February.
With the Copa del Rey trophy already in their pocket and the league out of their reach, this game will now be a cup final for Real Madrid. Madrid is unbeaten in their last seven Champions League elimination matches (six wins and one draw).
When Manchester City vs Real Madridgoing to the UEFA Champions League?
Manchester City vs Real Madrid is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 p.m. MSC on Thursday.
Where will Manchester City vs Real Madrid match in the Champions League?
Manchester City will take on Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Which TV channels will broadcast the Manchester City vs Real Madrid match in India?
All UEFA Champions League games for the 2022-2023 season will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network in India.
How do I watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid live in India?
Football fans can watch live UEFA Champions League games on SonyLIV.
It is in matches like this that there is everything to lose, so we need to be even more focused than in the first match, Inter Milan’s central defender told Sky Sport Italia the day before the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against AC Milan, which Inter started 2-0.
Acerbi delivered on his promise, beating Inter 1-0 thanks to a 74th minute goal from Lautaro Martinez; the 3-0 overall score put the team in the first Champions League final since 2010. Like last Wednesday, Acerbi was softened early by Olivier Giroud. He also cut out a pass by Junior Messias directed at the Frenchman in the 36th minute. Milan had its best chance, but Brahim Diaz didn’t check Andre Onan hard enough.
Matteo Darmian, who missed the ball from the air, forced Rafael Leao to dash toward goal. In the penalty area, Acerbi, with his arms outstretched, was outpaced in speed but managed to rush the Milan winger and deliver a shot that landed in the goalmouth. If Leao had had a second more, he could have attempted what Martinez successfully did: a shot into the near corner. He couldn’t do it because Inter had a sloppy Italian defender in the center of their back three.
Milan expected to use the pace of Leao and Theo Hernandez against the 35-year-old Acerbi and the 33-year-old Darmian. It didn’t work because Inter were more united – Edin Dzeko, who stepped back to help the defense, highlighted Martinez’s words about unity, the importance of which the Argentine said he understood after a successful World Cup – and because Acherbi didn’t make a single mistake. Except for an intentional hit on Sandro Tonali.
Acherby did not let Giroud out of his sight; he looked back to see where the striker was after fending off Leao. Leao secures Milan, Acerbi said Tuesday. So, in the 68th minute, without taking his eyes off the ball, Acerbi not only stopped Leao’s attempt to beat him in the penalty area, but also won the fight for the ball.
Acherby even distracted from directing the action from behind and checked Mike Mainian. Among Inter’s outfield players, only Alessandro Bastoni completed more long passes than he did (7-3), and Acherby ranked second behind Hakan Calhanoglu (17-9) in short passes. Acerbi is the leader, Gazzetta dello Sport said.
A late blossom, Acherbi made his Serie A debut at 22, spent a season at Milan, but then shined at Sassuolo and Lazio before moving to Inter in 2022.
In 2013, in his first season at Sassuolo, Acerbi was diagnosed with testicular cancer. This, he said, helped him win the fight against alcohol. According to him, because he was having a hard time dealing with his father’s death, he started drinking.
Cancer saved me. I had something to fight again, there was a limit to overcome, he said in a 2019 interview with La Repubblica newspaper. The illness spared him from remorse and regret and forced him to focus on achievable goals, such as making the national team. Acerbi did so in 2014 and made the squad that won the European Championship in 2021.
Since 2014, Acherby has been cancer-free. A season in which Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller’s recovery from testicular cancer was one of the highlights will now end with Acherby playing in Istanbul on June 10.
Not a bad turnaround also happened with Inter manager Simone Inzaghi. Between February and April, Inter drew with Sampdoria and Salernitana and lost to Bologna, La Spezia, Monza and Fiorentina. All teams have fallen below Inter in the Serie A standings; Sampdoria is eliminated, Spezia is 17th and Salernitana is 15th.
But, coming out of a group that included Bayern and Barcelona, Inter beat Porto, Benfica, and Milan to reach their first final since winning it under José Mourinho. The Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina awaits them at home, while Inter, who are third in Serie A, go to Napoli on Sunday.
Having replaced Antonio Conte in 2021 at financially distressed Inter, Inzaghi could not stop the sale of Ahraf Hakimi, Ivan Perisic and Romelu Lukaku (he is on loan from Chelesa). AC Milan snatched Serie A in 2021-22, Napoli toBut Inter made it out of the group in the Champions League in 2021-22, too, for the first time in 11 years.
And now this. Since 1973-74, Inter, who last week secured a draw in the first 30 minutes by scoring twice, have beaten Milan four times in a season.
The AP quotes Inzaghi as saying the dream he and the guys have cherished since the draw was recorded. I think maybe from tomorrow we’ll be more aware of what we did.
After the board meeting today, the club will be called Mohun Bagan Super Giant (MBSG), effective June 1, 2023, the club announced.
ATK Mohun Bagan won its first Indian Super League title this season by defeating former champions Bengaluru FC 4-3 in a penalty shootout in March this year.
After their triumph, Goenka unofficially announced that the ATK prefix would finally disappear in three years and they would be known as MBSG, but the date was officially announced after a board meeting here Thursday.
We are removing ATK, starting next season it will be Mohun Bagan Super Giant. Well, that was what was on the cards. I was waiting for the win to announce it, Goenka said after triumphing in the ISL.
Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK were formerly known as Atletico de Calcutta because of their association with the Spanish giants from Madrid.
But after three seasons, Atletico Madrid parted ways and sold their 25 percent stake to the RPSG Group, which then became the majority owner of the ISL franchise called ATK.
ATK came to the rescue of Mohun Bagan, who was struggling to break into the top division of the ISL because of financial problems.
RPSG Group bought a controlling (80 percent) stake in Mohun Bagan before the 2020-21 season, as the two combined clubs began to exist on June 1, 2020.
But the decision to attach ATK to the club’s century-old name did not please fans, who argued that the club’s legacy and rich history were being compromised.
They also took to the streets to march in protest outside the club’s Maidan tent and the CESC office, and Get Out ATK posters could be seen in the stands every time the team played an ISL game at Salt Lake Stadium.
The 36-year-old player, who made his international debut in 2005, has played in five World Cups and is Mexico’s most decorated player, having taken part in 181 matche.
Thank you for everything I’ve experienced in these 16 years, it’s impossible to put into words how grateful and privileged I feel, Guardado wrote on Instagram.
A heartfelt thank you to my teammates, to all the staff who are an important part of everyday life, and of course to all the loyal fans who have accompanied me all these years… Now I am one more of you!
Guardado’s last game for the Mexican national team was a 2-0 loss to Argentina in the group stage of last year’s World Cup, where he was also captain for the last time.
The Guadalajara native, who is in his sixth season with La Liga team Betis, has played in Europe since 2007, when he moved to Spain’s Deportivo La Coruna. He has also played for Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and PSV Eindhoven.
Milan brought back the spark it lacked in the first match, but Inter’s Martinez set the stage with a powerful strike from close range in the 74th minute at the San Siro.
Inter went into the game with a 2-0 lead after Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck early in the first leg and never looked in serious danger of missing the final, where they will meet Real or Manchester City on June 10.
Inter, who overcame Porto and Benfica of Portugal to reach the semifinals, will play in the final for the sixth time and the first time since winning their third European Cup in 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho.
There was a lot of history in this game. I felt it, we did a great job in both games, said Martinez, who won the World Cup with Argentina in December.
The unity of the group (motivated us). I felt it at the World Cup, that’s important. If you have a cohesive group, everything becomes easier. We showed that Inter deserves this moment.
Playing in the Champions League final is a dream come true. We started this season with goals, and today we achieved a very important goal.
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi fielded an unchanged team from the first match, with Martinez and Dzeko up front, giving the players a rest in Serie A this weekend.
Main striker Rafael Leao returned to Milan’s squad after an adductor problem took him out of action in the first match, while Junior Messias and Malik Thiaw took over for Alexis Saelemaekers and Simon Kjaer.
A much more defiant Milan team could have scoredThe first time we had an early lead, but Inter’s keeper Andre Onan saved Brahim Diaz’s shot, which was headed into the bottom-right corner.
Leao had a great chance to close the gap at the end of the first half, but he shot from close range and then Milan goalkeeper Mike Mignan magnificently repelled Dzeko’s free-kick.
While Stefano Pioli’s Milan continued to look for an opportunity for a return goal, Inter hinted in the first half that they were not going to let up.
Martinez ended up being Milan’s executioner, paired with substitute Romelu Lukaku and scoring his sixth goal in Inter’s last six games.
This is the first time Inter have gone to the knockout stage against their city rivals in this competition: Milan came out victorious in the semifinals in 2002-03 and in the quarterfinals in 2004-05.
This is also the first time in almost 50 years that Milan has lost to Inter four times in one campaign, the only time being in 1973-74.
And never before in its history has Milan lost four consecutive matches to Inter.
Understandably, we dreamt of the final and wanted to beat our rivals, Pioli said.
The failure brought us disappointment, but we have to focus on the championship. The real disappointment would have been not to play in the Champions League next year.
Milan, who have won only two matches in their last seven Serie A games, risk being relegated from Europe’s elite club competition next season, as they are currently four points away from the top four.