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CL: Fernando own goal as Real Madrid defeat Manchester City to enter final

A disastrous own goal by Manchester City's defender Fernando in the first half helped Real Madrid win the semifinals of the Champions League to storm into the final to face Atletico Madrid.

Also view in pictures: When Man City handed Real Madrid a final berth

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando (L) vies with Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale
Manchester City's Fernando (L) vies with Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. Pic/ AFP

Manchester City put on a fair display of football and only needed a single goal to help the match end in a draw. City would have then cruised into the finals on account of an away goal.

But Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo proved to much for the English side.

The single goal that ended in a 1-0 win was struck by Gareth Bale, but not before a slight deflection from Fernando.

Real Madrid will now face Spanish rivals Atletico in a Madrid derby Champions League final for the second time in three years.

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