In the Champions League, Man City beat Real Madrid 4-3 with Benzema's brace opening the match

Manchester City were the better team in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg but Benzema pegged them back.

Manchester City and Real Madrid played out a sensational night of Champions League football at the Etihad on Tuesday night.

Riyad Mahrez and Karim Benzema both starred in a cracking UEFA Champions League semi-final between Man City and Real Madrid

Bernardo Silva then smashed home to give City a deserved 4-2 lead.

The ferocity and the finesse of Manchester City threatened to overwhelm Champions League aristocrats Real Madrid in a breathless semi-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations

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