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Stop f***ing around, it can’t be: Stunned Lionel Messi reacts to Real Madrid’s turnaround against Manchester City in UCL Semis

Real Madrid took the game to extra time and won the Semifinal on an aggregate scoreline of 6-5.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 5 May 2022 5:50 pm

Real Madrid made a massive turnaround in their second leg of the Semifinal clash against Manchester City and made it to the finals of the UEFA Champion League. Karim Benzema and Rodrygo were the stars for Madrid as the duo notched up three crucial goals after lagging behind most of the time in the game.

Such was the turnaround from Madrid that football’s one of the superstars could also not believe what he just saw. Lionel Messi was also stunned like many football fans across the globe after seeing the penalty shot from Karim Benzema to seal the deal for Madrid. Messi was shell-shocked as he sounded in his message to long-time friend and countryman Sergio Aguero while the latter was live on ESPN Star alongside former City team-mate Carlos Tevez.

After Karim Benzema hit the third goal for Real Madrid on Wednesday night, Lionel Messi sent Aguero a text message in shock which read, “Stop f***ing around! It can’t be!”.

Madrid come back from behind to take the game home!

Coming to the heist pulled off by Carlos Ancelotti’s men on Wednesday night, it was sheer hard work by the Madrid players to knock off the reigning Premier League champions. Real Madrid literally snatched the win from Citizens’ claw as they scored in the last few minutes and extra time to end the Semifinal on an aggregate scoreline of 6-5.

After 89 minutes of toling, Rodrygo scored the first goal for the night for Real Madrid as he smartly played a sidekick to a pass from Karim Benzema. Rodrygo then scored another one in the very next minute through a header to level the aggregate score and send the game into extra time. The rest was done by Benzema as the Frenchman scored off a penalty shot in the fifth minute of the extra time. And with that goal, Madrid sailed into the UEFA Champions League Final where they will face Mohammed Salah’s Liverpool.

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