Man City’s treble dream is over as they crash out of Champions League in penalty shootout defeat to Real Madrid

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Man City’s treble dream is over as they crash out of Champions League in penalty shootout defeat to Real Madrid

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Man City’s double treble dream is over as they crash out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage against Real Madrid.

City were beaten in a dramatic penalty shootout at the Etihad Stadium against Real Madrid, with the tie ending 4-4 ​​after extra time.

Bernardo Silva missed penalties, as did Mateo Kovacic

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Bernardo Silva missed penalties, as did Mateo KovacicCredit: AFP

After a 3-3 first leg, Rodrygo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in the 12th minute after finding the net at the second attempt.

His first shot was straight at Ederson, but he made no mistake from the rebound.

The home side dominated possession for most of the match after Madrid’s goal and had to wait until the 76th minute to equalize.

Kevin De Bruyne shot to make it 1-1 on the night and 4-4 on aggregate, to send the quarter-final into extra time.

The two teams still couldn’t separate themselves and the shootout loomed.

It was the first time that a Champions League quarter-final had been decided on penalties in 19 years.

Madrid won the penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the semi-final, with Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic saving penalties.

Silva bizarrely hit his kick directly at the Madrid goalkeeper.

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talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface called it: “One of the worst penalties I’ve ever seen.”

Jude Bellingham was among those to score his spot-kick for the Spanish side, as the England midfielder led the jubilant celebrations.

Real Madrid returns to the final four of the Champions League

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Real Madrid returns to the final four of the Champions LeagueCredit: AFP

There will be no back-to-back trebles for City, with the focus now shifting to the two trophies they can win.

Pep Guardiola’s side are currently top of the Premier League, but they first face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

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