Real Madrid and Manchester City draw 1-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu
Why it matters
The result leaves the tie finely poised ahead of the second leg, with both teams still in with a chance of reaching the final. Manchester City will be pleased to have secured an away goal, while Real Madrid will be boosted by the return of Luka Modric from injury.
What the papers say
All sources report on the match itself, with some focusing on the quality of the goals scored. The Independent reports on the psychological aspect of the tie, with Manchester City looking to avenge their semi-final defeat to Real Madrid last season. The Guardian reports on Pep Guardiola's call for cool heads, while The Independent reports on Carlo Ancelotti's understated approach to nurturing Real Madrid's talent. The Independent also notes that both teams benefited from moments of individual brilliance rather than team play.
How we got here
None of the sources provide significant background information, as the focus is on the match itself.
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