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Benzema keeps Madrid alive in CL despite 4-3 loss to City


AP Sports Writer

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City just couldn’t shake off Real Madrid in the Champions League. City beat Madrid 4-3 in the first leg of the semifinals in a wild match that resembled a basketball game at times but will leave Etihad Stadium wondering how the record 13-time champions are still in it. Ultimately Karim Benzema’s “Panenka” penalty in the 82nd minute saw Madrid escape with some hope of pulling off a comeback in next week’s second leg at Santiago Bernabeu. City was 2-0 ahead after 11 minutes through goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus and should have been further clear before Benzema steered in a volley. Phil Foden restored City’s two-goal lead in the 53rd, Vinicius Junior replied two minutes later for Madrid before Bernardo Silva made it 4-2

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