Los Blancos appeared set to exit the UCL at the quarter-final stage after being defeated 2-0 by Wolfsburg in the first leg of their last-eight tie.
However, while the German side appeared set to advance to the semis, Real responded magnificently in the second leg, with Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a terrific hat-trick to eliminate the Wolves and ensure that the Spanish giants remain alive in Europe’s premier club competition.
City were also struggling in the first leg of their quarter-final—against Paris Saint-Germain—and were 2-1 down until Fernandinho’s equaliser changed the complexion of the tie ahead of the return at the Etihad Stadium.
A Kevin De Bruyne effort was enough to separate the two moneybags in the second leg, ensuring the Citizens reach the final four for the first time in their history.
When AS asked Vazquez about whether City represented an easy draw in the semis—with Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid being the other possible opponents for Zinedine Zidane’s side—the wideman responded in the negative.
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“Are Manchester City an easy opponent? Forget about it,” Vazquez began. “We have to go slowly, they’re a tough team with good players.
“We’ll try to go there and then take advantage in the second leg at home.”