What a game last night! As I predicted, Villarreal came out all guns blazing and after just 3 minutes took the lead before going into the break 2-0 up with a shell-shocked Liverpool needing that half-time orange and cup of tea!
After regrouping they came out as the Liverpool we all know and absolutely got it together, putting three past a tired looking Villarreal who seemed to have burnt themselves out with their first-half efforts.
Much as I dislike Jurgen Klopp, I can't help but be impressed by his managerial nous and heaven knows what he said to them at half-time but it was an incredible turnaround.
I genuinely like Liverpool and hope they go on to make history with the quadruple and that's another step on that road. We'll have a look at how you guys did at the end as usual, but for now, let's have a look at the other semi-final...
The first game was a thriller and finished 4-3 to City. I'm not sure about away goals but with the tie being so close, it could be important. However, City still are in front but tonight is going to be tough in front of a baying Bernabeu crowd.
Real have just won La Liga after a thumping 4-0 win over Espanyol and with their domestic season over, will be fully focused on this massive tie in which they will need to turn around the one-goal deficit.
Although Johns Stones is injured, Cancelo is in and Kyle Walker has been training hard after missing 5 games through injury, whether he plays or not however in such an important tie after a long absence is debatable.
For Real, they are without defender Alaba but see the return of Casemiro to the midfield.
This is going to be one hell of a game played at high speed, no holds barred!
Prediction: Real Madrid 2 : 2 Manchester City - First goal scorer: De Bruyne
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER, the CORRECT SCORE AND the TIME OF THE FIRST GOAL as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 20.00BST
Don't forget, you can't choose the same prediction as me!
In the first goalscorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition is fixed at 25K except for the time of the first goal competition which rolls over daily starting at 1K. If more than one person chooses the same first goal scorer or correct score, the prize is shared, and everyone gets a little upvote! Don't forget, you can't choose the same prediction as me! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 50 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. My game, my decision is final.
And the Winners Were...
It looks like a great result for me last night as no one predicted the first goal time, first goal scorer or correct score! Happy days :-)
So that wraps things up for today! Enjoy the game and thanks for playing along. Europa League tomorrow so get your thinking caps on!