Against impossible odds, Real Madrid saw themselves qualify to the UEFA Champions League, UCL, final on the 4th of May 2022. After an incredible first leg packed with goals and individual brilliance from both sides (Madrid losing 4-3 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium), the return game was the complete opposite.
With Real fast running out of ideas, Bernardo Silva broke through the middle of their defence and laid the ball off for Mahrez to finish and City looked certain to stay on course to the champions league final, and possibly win it for the first time.
But as they did against Paris St-Germain in the round of 16 and Chelsea in the quarter-finals, Real conjured up the magic they required. Real Madrid was down by 2 goals on aggregate by the 89th minute of the second leg tie until Rodrygo, the 21year old Brazilian who was subbed on the 68th bagged two stunning goals in the closing minutes of the game.
The game went ahead to extra time, where Manchester City conceded a penalty that was driven into the bottom corner by Benzema, helping Real Madrid qualify for the final against all odds.
Real Madrid have been wonderful in this Champions League campaign and have a very good track record in previous UCL finals.
Real Madrid has not lost a UCL final in 39years and this year might just make that 40years without losing a UCL final. They face Liverpool in the Champions League Final on the 28th of May 2022. Liverpool to has had a very good campaign this season, both in the UCL and premier league where they are 2nd on the table.