Real Madrid in the first round of Group D of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu defeated the English champion Manchester City 3-2 in the thriller finish.
Cizizens twice were in a lead through Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov, but the team of Jose Mourinho managed to return and won the match with the goals from Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City came to Madrid with one goal – to remain unbeaten. In the first half, they did not show any desire to attack, and they were oriented to the defense of their goal. And thanks to a fantastic goalkeeper Hart they succeeded to do so in the first 45 minutes.
The second half,different story.Edin Dzeko has opened a goals galore
Altough the first 20th minutes of the second half have not suggested that fans will see a lot of goals,things started to change when Edin Dzeko came in the game instead of David Silva.
Man City started to play more offensive,and Dzeko took advantage of the first opportunity.Toure in the 68th minute pulled the ball superbly, assisted to Dzeko who with headshot brough 0-1 lead to Man City.10 minutes later Man City trough Tevez failed to increase the advantage and Real Madrid´s punishment came.
City defenders left Marcello and the third time to shoot, and this time he hit the fork Hart´s goal to level the result to 1-1.
Kolarov, who in the first half, replaced the injured Samir Nasri, at 84th minute performed a free kick from the right side. He threw the ball low into the penalty area, which no one has touched , and the ball went behind Casillas. Man City players, five minutes before the final whistle had victory in their hands.
Benzema and Ronaldo broke City´s defense
Again Man City defence makes error in defence.This time was in the 86th minute when they allowed Benzema to receive the ball, who has turned and fired from the top of the penalty area. Hart was powerless, and Real came back into the game.
The final twist came in the 90th minute. Ronaldo, who for the entire game was trying with long-range shots, this time pulled a winner when he from the left side fired and scored for the final 3-2.
Match Highlights Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City