The stage was set for a thrilling encounter at the Bernabeu as Madrid was looking to comeback from a 4:3 first leg draw at Etihad.
Madrid’s hopes of a qualification seemed to die by the tick of the clock as City dominated much of the game with their scintillating and fluid football though the first half ended in a stalemate.
Bernardo Silva’s silky pass to set Riyad Mahrez up for a goal in the second half killed the game off in the 73rd minute with Madrid trailing 5:3 on aggregate and needing to goals before final whistle.
But you dare not write the Los Blancos off until the game is over, it was not until the 90th minute when Rodrygo served a quick fire double within a period of two minutes to send the game to extra time.
A rather despirited City team conceded a penalty 4 minutes into the first half of extra time which the ever-reliable Benzema would convert to give Madrid a one-goal lead on aggregates.
The rest of the game was hither and thither until the referee blew his whistle for game over.
The final is set, Madrid vs Liverpool in Paris, 28th May, who would emerge victorious? It’s up to your predictive power and the D-day’s results.