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Manchester City Champions League Odds: Citizens 1/3 to qualify for Champions League semis after Real Madrid thriller

Manchester City remain strongly fancied at odds of 1/3 to progress through to the Champions League semis following their thrilling 3-3 draw against Real Madrid in the first-leg of their quarter-final encounter at the Bernabeu.

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A mouthwatering match-up on paper, the first-leg of Man City and Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final duly delivered in the Spanish capital, with the two star-studded sides playing out a six-goal thriller which ended all square.

A repeat of last year's Champions League semi-final - in which City ran out resounding 5-1 winners on aggregate - Los Blancos and the Citizens went toe-to-toe in an enthralling affair in which the plethora of attacking talent on display got the better of the defences.

Champions League holders City struck early on through a clever free-kick from Bernardo Silva, before La Liga leaders Real Madrid struck back twice in quick succession to take a 2-1 lead courtesy of an own goal from Ruben Dias and a clever finish from Rodrygo.

The goals did not stop flowing from there, with the tie flipping on its head once more as City showed resilience to go 3-2 in front with Phil Foden and Josko Gvardiol both scoring in style.

The first-leg thriller was to end in a draw with Federico Valverde bagging another stunning goal to make it 3-3 and set up next week's decisive second-leg in Manchester perfectly.

Guardiola's City are priced at 1/3 favourites to qualify for the semi-finals, with Ancelotti's Real Madrid outsiders at 9/4.

The winner of this tie faces a tricky semi-final meeting with either Arsenal or Bayern Munich, who are also level ahead of next week's quarter-final second legs after playing out a 2-2 draw at the Emirates last night.

Manchester City are priced as 13/8 favourites to retain their Champions League title this year, with Real Madrid given odds of 7/1 to win a record-extending 15th crown.

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