Peter Drury was at his poetic best as Real Madrid booked their place in the 2021-22 Champions League final with a remarkable victory over Manchester City at the Bernabeu.
The Brit, who provides commentary of Premier League and Champions League matches for a global audience, is arguably the most popular and revered commentator working in football right now.
Regardless of how big the occasion is and whatever drama unfolds, he always seems to find the right words.
Pep Guardiola’s City were on the brink of booking their place in the final when two late goals from substitute Rodrygo turned the game on its head.
Karim Benzema then scored the winner from the penalty spot in extra-time to leave their English opponents shell-shocked.
Peter Drury’s commentary at full-time of Real Madrid 3-1 Man City
When the full-time whistle went, Drury said: “The night of the Real resurrection! The pure white shirts have shimmered spectacularly once again. And Real Madrid are Paris-bound. Real Madrid will play the big game again. The love affair goes on. Improbably, miraculously, impossibly, beyond their dreams, their expectations, and Pep does not know where to look!
“For the 17th time, this club of glitz and legend will go to the final of the European Cup. Blink it back, 6-5.”
Watch the footage here:
This piece of commentary from Peter Drury, if there’s an unbiased English commentator, it’s him. Respect 👏— Ehsan (@LosBlancoEhsan) May 4, 2022
What a commentator.
Let’s check out some of the best reaction to Drury’s latest commentary masterclass:
Peter Drury’s commentary when Rodrygo scored second goal v Man City
Meanwhile, when Rodrygo forced extra-time with his remarkable headed goal, Drury said: “Oh, extraordinary! They prayed for miracles and miracles arrived!
“Real Madrid, the team of dreams! Where has that come from?! How did that happen?!
“Bedlam! Bernabeu bedlam!”
Watch it here:
"They Pray for Miracles and Miracles Arrive"🔥🔥— Kariuki Wanjira🇰🇪 (@LallyKelvin) May 4, 2022
WHAT A GAME Peter Drury Bernado Silva Marcelo Don Carlo Rodrigo pic.twitter.com/3xwuZNwb1j
Champions League nights, eh? There’s nothing quite like them.