There’s nothing quite like Champions League football.
The game featured everything fans would want to see from a game: incredible skill, spectacular goals, solid refereeing, dramatic twists and turns, and stars performing at the highest level on the brightest stage.
These are two of the best teams in world football today, but you can’t help but wonder whether the elimination of the away goals rule might have contributed in allowing these two teams to express themselves as they did.
Whatever the reason for the incredible 90 minutes in Manchester, fans around the world were thankful.
The match ended as the joint-highest scoring Champions League semifinal alongside two 5-2 results in 1995 and 2018.
This one featured far more drama in a tightly-contested affair.”One of the best lights of my life in my career as a manager for the fact of the way we have done it,” said Man City manager Pep Guardiola after the match, despite watching potentially decisive multi-goal leads disappear.
“I’m so proud and so incredibly happy the way we performed in front of the world.”
Here are the moments that we won’t easily forget.