Rodrygo scored again against Manchester City, putting Real Madrid within 45 minutes of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

The Brazil forward found the net in a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu last week, where he had scored a late brace in the previous clash between the two sides in the 2022 semis.

Despite dominating possession, Manchester City responded strongly with chances from Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne testing Andriy Lunin.

The Madrid defense led by captain Nacho and Antonio Rudiger held firm until halftime, a stark contrast to their 4-0 defeat at the same ground last season.

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  Halftime Goalscorers
Man City 1 (4) De Bruyne 74′
Real Madrid 1 (4) Rodrygo 12′

Lineups:

Man City (4-1-4-1 right to left): 31. Ederson (GK) — 2. Kyle Walker, 25. Manuel Akanji, 3. Ruben Dias, 24. Josko Gvardiol — 16. Rodri — 20. Bernardo Silva, 17. Kevin De Bruyne, 47. Phil Foden, 10. Jack Grealish — 9. Erling Haaland.

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1 right to left): 13. Andriy Lunin (GK) — 2. Dani Carvajal, 22. Antonio Rudiger, 6. Nacho, 23. Ferland Mendy — 12. Eduardo Camavinga, 8. Toni Kroos — 15. Federico Valverde, 5. Jude Bellingham, 11. Rodrygo — 7. Vinicius Junior.

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82nd minute: Oh, Kevin De Bruyne! I’m not sure you’re allowed to miss chances that good at this stage of a tie this tightly poised and not pay for it. Doku again against a weary Madrid defense who must already hate the sight of him. The cutback is on a plate and De Bruyne blazes over. Had to score.