The story of the controversial goal at the top of Real Madrid and Manchester City in the Champions League (photos)


Manchester City succeeded in achieving a precious draw from the stadium of its host Real Madrid and its guest (1-1) in the match that brought them together in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League football, in the meeting that took place at the "Santiago Bernabeu" stadium in Madrid, to postpone the decision to the Etihad Stadium in the return match in Manchester City.

Real Madrid advanced with a goal through the Brazilian star, Vinicius Junior, with a goal scored in the 36th minute of the first half, with a strong shot from outside the penalty area, and Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne responded with the goal of equalizing for the English team in the 67th minute of the meeting, which took place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, with a "rocket" shot from outside the penalty area as well.

After the match, Real Madrid players and their coach Ancelotti protested against City's goal, which was awarded by the Portuguese referee to Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne by the 67th minute of the meeting, on the grounds that the ball went out behind the touchline before scoring the goal.

TV replays and images of the shot circulating on social media platforms showed the ball coming out before Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva tamed it and continued the attack that ultimately resulted in the English team's equaliser.

The newspaper "Marca" Spanish, on the English goal in the match and published the statements of arbitration expert Pavel Fernandez, who confirmed that the referee had to blow his whistle when the ball came out of the field, but if it did not come out, can not return to her after scoring the goal, especially since it was a new game.

The goal came after the ball reached the Real Madrid defence, and Camavinga's pass was mistaken, with Rodri putting pressure on the club's defence before the ball reached Kevin De Bruyne.

The winner will face the face of Real Madrid and Manchester City, in the final of the continental championship with the winner of the "derby" Italian and poles of the city of Milan football teams Milan "Rossoneri" and Inter Milan "Nerazzurri".

The final match of the tournament is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.