With Late Rally, Real Madrid Overcomes City and Outdoes Itself

No Champions League Chaos Is Beyond Real Madrid

The pregame tifo read, “Another magical night for the kings of Europe

And so it was, with a late flurry and extra time penalty sending Real Madrid back to the final

With every passing round in this season’s Champions League, the competition it has managed to make its own

Real Madrid’s comebacks have become more spectacular. It looked finished against Paris Saint-Germain

and then scored three times in the final half hour of the last 16. It threw away a two-goal lead against Chelsea,

then came back to force extra time and find a winner in the quarterfinals.

But in neither of those ties did Madrid seem quite so beaten as it did against Manchester City in the second leg of the semifinals on Wednesday.