The city team played a great game, but their goals came thanks to two incredible mistakes by Varane. His next rival, Lyon in Lisbon.
Did not disappoint Manchester City on his return to the Champions League. This Friday, the citizen group faced an emboldened Real Madrid and was imposed by 2-1, in order to get your ticket to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, where will he play against Lyon.
Those led by Pep Guardiola played a complete game: they dominated all the lines, relied on De Bruyne’s intelligence and suffocated their rival, who almost could not deploy his game.
The funny thing is that City’s goals came from mistakes in the merengue team, more precisely from Raphael Varane, who made two gross mistakes, one at each time, which allowed the homeowner to end the story.
Karim Benzema’s goal in the first half had given life to Madrid. The French forward was the best of his team, as he has also been since football returned after the pandemic. But this time the Frenchman was not completely fine in the last meters, and when the key was alive he had a couple of chances on his feet that he could not convert.
City, without Sergio Agüero due to injury, played with the “petizos” at the top: Sterling, Foden and Gabriel Jesus. The Englishman of Jamaican origin scored the first, while the Brazilian the other. But, they were constantly a headache for a Madrid defense clearly touched without the presence of their great captain, Sergio Ramos.
At times, City showed why it is one of the great candidates of the Champions League, although now they will have to sign it in Lisbon. For now, they have already saved themselves from facing the “ghost” of Cristiano Ronaldo, although they will face a team full of illusions like Lyon.
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