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Pellegrini says Real were `lucky` to reach CL finals

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London : Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes fortune favoured Real Madrid after the Etihad Stadium club were knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage.

City midfielder Fernando’s own goal in the 20th minute of the second-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu was enough to help Real Madrid reach their 14th European Cup finals.

Insisting that his side didn’t deserve to lose the match, Pellegrini said that Real were extremely lucky to gain the goal, which he described to be the fortuitous deflection off Fernando’s boot.

The Chilean manager, however, said that none of the side deserved the victory, pointing out that penalties would have been the fairest thing to decide the winner,the Mirror reported.

Real will now aim for the Champions League glory when they take on Atletico Madrid on May 29. (ANI)

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