uefa champions league real madrid conceded 4 in manchester city.

In the first leg of the Champions League semifinal between Real Madrid and Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus and City came away with a 4-3 win.

MANCHESTER, England — First thing Wednesday morning, Pep Guardiola’s staff will deliver to the Manchester City manager a meticulously annotated report of his team’s Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.

In a madcap game in Manchester, City and Real exchanged blows, after Pep Guardiola's side had stormed into an early 2-0 lead through Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus.

Guardiola had picked John Stones at right-back amid a defensive injury crisis, only for Stones to come off injured before half-time, to be replaced by Fernandinho.

By that stage, Karim Benzema had reduced the deficit to 2-1, but Phil Foden nodded home after the break to restore City's two-goal lead — before a Vinicius Junior goal from a counter-attack made it 3-2.

Bernardo Silva then smashed home to give City a deserved 4-2 lead. They were the superior side all night and should have won by a bigger margin.

But Benzema's dinked penalty made it 4-3 late on as the teams prepare to head to the Bernabeu for next week's second leg.