Just like they have done all season, Carlo Ancelotti’s side came back from the brink with just minutes to spare and overturned a two-goal deficit to take things to extra time.
At 1-0 up on the night after Riyad Mahrez's opener, City were home and dry as the game headed into stoppage time. But as soon as Real pulled one back to make it 4-5 on aggregate, a miraculous comeback felt inevitable.
The second Rodrygo goal of the night took it to extra time and then talisman Karim Benzema slotted home a penalty to secure the incredible win.
Some things in life you can\u2019t explain. What happened there? City were in that final. And \u00a37.1m for Maradona\u2019s shirt? My mate was offered it for \u00a3150,000 in 2010. He\u2019s had a bad day. He\u2019s also a City fan.
"It is tough for us, I cannot deny. We were so close to the Champions League final,” Guardiola told BT Sport after the game.
"Now we need to process that and come back, with our people at home and in the last four games we have."
He added: ”In the first half we did not have [the] game, we were not good enough. But we did not suffer much," Guardiola told BT Sport.
"After we scored the goal we were better. We found our tempo and our game and the players were comfortable. It is not like in the last 10 minutes they attack and attack and you suffer. It didn't happen.”
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