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Champions League Takeaway: Bernabeu Brilliance as City Hold Real & Inter Take Control of Milan at San Siro

10 May 2023

Hello Rank Squad!

It’s time for another Champions League Takeaway – a feast on all the week’s UCL action. With the first legs of both semi-finals in the books, we sat down to dissect Milan’s 2-0 defeat at home to Inter and Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Bernabeu.

We start in Milan, where we discuss the absence of Rafael Leão and the knockon effects that had on Milan’s team selection and ability to release the pressure valve; the re-emergence and brilliance of Henrikh Mkhitaryan this evening; and the duel between Denzel Dumfries and Theo Hernandez that the Dutchman came out the better of.

Then we head to Madrid to talk Haaland’s quiet evening and the big-game-strides of Kevin de Bruyne; why we could watch Kyle Walker and Vinicius Jr. duke it out all night; and Pep not overcomplicating things, much to the delight of City fans.

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