Real Madrid Player Ratings Vs Man City After 9/10 Karim Benzema Scores Twice In 4-3 Loss

Real Madrid played their part in a Champions League classic as they were beaten 4-3 by Manchester City in the first leg of their semi-final.

The 13-time winners had done things the hard way in their victories over PSG and Chelsea in previous rounds.

And they were forced to fight back from behind again after City stormed into a 2-0 lead at the Etihad Stadium.

Kevin De Bruyne headed City in front after 93 seconds, before Gabriel Jesus doubled the title favorites' advantage on 11 minutes.

Karim Benzema got Real back in contention before half-time, but City restored their two-goal lead through Phil Foden.

Vinicius Junior then dribbled half the length of the field to score Real's second.

Bernardo Silva became the sixth player to get on the scoresheet,

before Benzema completed the scoring in a hectic first leg from the penalty spot.

These two teams will face off in the second leg in Madrid next Wednesday.

But before switching our attention to that game, we have evaluated the performances of Real's players in Manchester.

Had been among his side's top performers to help them get to this stage, but there were no heroics from the former Chelsea keeper this time around.

Produced a superb goal-line clearance but was caught out of position multiple times and it cost Real dearly.

Passed a late fitness test before the game but was replaced by Nacho at half time,

after making an error that allowed Jesus to score City's second.