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Real Madrid Champions League Odds: Carlo Ancelotti's men 7/5 after conquering Man City

Real Madrid are now 7/5 to win the Champions League after knocking holders Manchester City out of the competition on penalties.

Following a 1-1 draw on the night that left the two teams level at 4-4 on aggregate, Antonio Rudiger converted the decisive spot-kick after Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic saw their penalties saved.

Real Madrid will now face Bayern Munich in the last four and Los Blancos are 1/2 to progress to the final at Wembley.

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After an epic 3-3 thriller in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, it was the visitors who struck first in the match courtesy of Rodrygo, who saw his initial effort saved by Ederson before converting the rebound.

Pep Guardiola's side, unnerved by the setback, controlled proceedings and created an abundance of chances but were unable to carve a breakthrough, with Erling Haaland, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish all squandering opportunities.

In a backs-to-the-wall effort, Madrid's resolve was broken in the 76th minute when Kevin De Bruyne rifled the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

The Belgian missed a gilt-edged opening to settle the tie in the dying embers of normal time and neither side were able to land a fatal blow in extra-time.

Penalties loomed and it was advantage Man City after the first batch of penalties. Luka Modric was denied by Ederson but parity was soon restored after a tame spot-kick from Bernardo Silva was comfortably collected by Andriy Lunin.

Mateo Kovacic was the next player to see his spot-kick saved and despite Ederson converting his penalty, Rudiger oozed composure to send Real Madrid through to their fourth consecutive Champions League semi-final.

Ending Manchester City's hopes of back-to-back trebles, the result also means that Real Madrid remain the only side to retain the Champions League since the competition was reformed in 1992.

Carlo Ancelotti's men remain on course for a first La Liga/Champions League double since the 2016/17 campaign but must overcome Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, who knocked Arsenal out with a 4-3 aggregate victory.

The winner of that tie will face one of PSG or Borussia Dortmund in the final on June 1.

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