Manchester City and Real Madrid play out Champions League classic

It was a match which will be recognized as a Champions League exemplary. There were seven objectives, one a silly punishment, a lot of possibilities and remarkable exhibitions as Manchester City and Real Madrid played out an absolutely exhilarating 4-3 first-leg elimination round tie Tuesday.

Football fans slobbered via online entertainment as Real returned from 2-0 down to leave the tie yet to be determined for the return leg in Madrid.  As Real goalscorer Karim Benzema posted via web-based entertainment after the match, "The game has just barely started." "As a football fan, it was an incredible round of football," Real supervisor Carlo Ancelotti told correspondents.

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"As a manager of Madrid, I have to take into consideration that we ... conceded two goals very early. But we take three goals to the Bernabeu. We now hope to get to the final."

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Kevin De Bruyne's superb diving header gave City the lead after just 94 seconds.  When Gabriel Jesus spinned inside the box to double the home side's lead in the 11th minute it seemed as if Real was in for an arduous evening.  The 13-time champion, the most successful club in the competition's history, had never before conceded two goals so quickly in the Champions League.

City, seeking win the Champions League interestingly, was stunning and ought to have gone 3-0 up, however Pep Guaridiola's group couldn't change over promising possibilities, and Real hit back - - Benzema controlling the ball into the base corner to divide the shortage before the break.

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Eight minutes after the restart City scored again, Phil Foden nodding home from Fernandinho's cross, before Vinicius Jr. scored a brilliant goal to make it 3-2.

More goals and drama was to come, however. In the 74th minute, Bernardo Silva beat Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a sizzling effort into the top corner, then Benzema scored his second of the night -- a penalty which will be replayed again and again.

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Aymeric Laporte was punished for taking care of inside the area and up ventured Benzema with a 'Panenka' - - a chipped punishment down the center - - with eight minutes remaining. The Frenchman had missed two punishments in Real's La Liga prevail upon Osasuna six days sooner so to endeavor such a spot kick experiencing the same thing was amazing.

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Commentating on BBC Radio 5 live, previous England striker Alan Shearer said: "Nothing remains at this point but to laugh and think, 'I can't completely accept that Karim Benzema has quite recently done that' ... The dauntlessness! It was mind boggling." It was a fitting method for finishing an exceptional evening. "It was an incredible game for the two sides. We did numerous beneficial things. Sadly we yielded objectives and we were unable to score more. However, it is two games and we have another in multi week," Guardiola told journalists.