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Watch: Silva's opener sparks Man City to decisive win over Real Madrid

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The gulf between Manchester City and Real Madrid was massive to start Wednesday's Champions League showdown, as Pep Guardiola's side jumped out in front with two first-half goals that set the tone for a decisive 4-0 win.

Manchester City opened the second leg of their semifinal clash in dominant fashion, and the reigning Premier League champions found a breakthrough in the 23rd minute.

Shortly after Thibaut Courtois' acrobatic denied Erling Haaland, Manchester City regrouped and produced a brilliantly worked team goal that Bernardo Silva capped off from close range.

Silva piled more pressure on Real Madrid when he doubled Manchester City's lead in the 37th minute with a header.

Manchester City maintained control in the second half, benefitting from a Real Madrid own goal before Julian Alvarez scored in injury time to clinch a 5-1 aggregate win.

City will meet Inter Milan in the Champions League final on June 10.

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