UCL: Something strange has happened – Ancelotti admits after 3-1 win over Man City

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has admitted there’s been “something strange” about their progression to the Champions League final.

Los Blancos produced another comeback in their 3-1 semi-final second leg win over Manchester City on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez scored in the 73rd minute to put City 5-3 up in the tie, but Rodrygo netted twice in two minutes and Karim Benzema converted an extra-time penalty, to ensure it is Madrid that will play Liverpool in Paris on May 28.

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It’s the latest unlikely turnaround for the LaLiga champions, who had also trailed to Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 and Chelsea in the quarter-finals before rallying late to advance.

“Something strange has happened. We’ve had fantastic nights. We’ve played against very strong teams, teams seen as candidates to win the Champions League.

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“The players never gave up. It’s special here. Nobody thought Real Madrid would play another final this year, and we’re there,” Ancelotti said.

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