LONDON: Manchester City’s bid for the double treble is over after Real Madrid beat them on penalties in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.

The English champions and FA Cup holders recovered from going behind to Rodrygo’s early strike to lay siege to Real’s goal, finally equalising 14 minutes from the end of normal time when Kevin de Bruyne pounced on Antonio Rudiger’s clearance.

Madrid held out through extra time to send the tie to spot-kicks.

City looked on course to meet Bayern Munich in the semi-final when Luka Modric missed Real’s first penalty but poor efforts from Bernardo Silva and substitute Mateo Kovacic were saved by keeper Andriy Lunin. Germany defender Rudiger stepped up to clinch victory for the great Champions League specialists.

CHAMPIONS LGE, qtr finals, 2nd legs: Bayern 1, Arsenal 0 (3-2 agg.); Man. City 1, Real Madrid 1 (4-4 agg., 3-4 on pens aet}. TUE: Barcelona 1, PSG 4 (4-6 agg.); B Dortmund 4, At. Madrid 2 (5-4 agg.)

Rodrygo’s early goal had been set up by Jude Bellingham.

The England midfielder said: “The main feeling now it one of relief. You put so much into the game. I’ve played against City before and they snatch it away from you. Most teams would fall apart when City get on top of you but we stood up really well.

“Our biggest strength is he [Carlo Ancelotti] finds a way to let a lot of boys play with freedom. We’re so off the cuff. As a man he fills you with calmness and confidence. I caught him yawning and he said to go out and excite him.You have to see it as a responsibility not a pressure if you want to play for a team like Real Madrid. Today it came down to mentality.”