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Match gallery: City hold advantage after Real Madrid thriller

Check out the best images as Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium in a thrilling Champions League semi-final clash, seeing us take a crucial advantage into the return leg next week.

City made a flying start, with Kevin De Bruyne heading home Riyad Mahrez's cross, giving us the lead after just 93 seconds. 

Within ten minutes, our advantage was doubled when Gabriel Jesus spun away from David Alaba before lashing home his fifth goal in the space of three days.

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But Karim Benzema pulled one back, sweeping home Ferland Mendy's cross to bring an electric first half to a close.

Phil Foden restored our two-goal advantage soon after the restart, heading home Fernandinho's delicate cross to send the Etihad Stadium crowd into raptures.

But Vinicius Junior once again pulled Madrid back to within one, racing clear down the left before finding the bottom corner.

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A topsy-turvy encounter swung back into our favour, as Bernardo Silva rifled in a stunning effort from outside the box with Thibaut Courtois stranded. 

However, with ten minutes left, Real Madrid were awarded a penalty for a handball from Aymeric Laporte, and Benzema made no mistake from the resultant spot-kick.

Check out the best images from the Etihad Stadium via the gallery below….

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