Manchester City silence Madrid to reach Champions League Final

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Manchester City have progressed to the final of the Champions League after battering Real Madrid 4-0 in the second leg of their semi-final secured a 5-1 aggregate win.

Guardiola’s side dominated the game from Kick off and it was a Bernado Silva double in the first half that gave City the overwhelming confidence to avenge last year’s defeat in Madrid.

The defending champions tried to come back after the break but Eder Militao’s own goal and Julian Alvarez’s classic stoppage-time finish sunk Los Blancos.

Carlo Ancelotti accepted that City deserved to win claiming they were the better team.

“I think tonight Manchester City deserved to win because they played better than us,” he said. “Last season was different. They were better than us [tonight] as last season we were better than them.”

Ancelotti accepted that City were worthy winners. “I think tonight Manchester City deserved to win because they played better than us,” he said. “Last season was different. They were better than us [tonight] as last season we were better than them.”

Asked to rank his team’s performance, Guardiola did not mince his words.

“The highest,” he said. “Considering the opponent, Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League. We had to perform well and we did, especially in the first half.”

He added: “I had the feeling these last days that we had the mix of calm and tension. After 10 or 15 minutes, I had the feeling that all the pain of last season was there today. It was so tough last season … We had to swallow everything.”

The Spaniard however brushed the possibility of winning the treble but admitted the hunger for a historic achievement for the club is there.

“It is normal,” he said. “We are three games away. We are close and of course we are going to try.”

A win against Chelsea on Sunday will seal the Premier League title while they are also in the FA Cup final, where they face Manchester United, the only Premier League side to have won the Treble.

The win has seen City continue a fantastic run of form, going 23 games unbeaten but have a chance to make it 24 when they play Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul on June 10.

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