After the 0 – 0 first half, Real Madrid went ahead through the goal of Isco. Through the goal of Gabriel Jesus, Man City turned around amazingly. Later, the guest team went ahead through the successful spot-kick. Finally, Gabriel Jesus and de Bruyne give City win in first leg at the Real’s ground.
In the round of the last sixteen of the Champions League, at the Santiago Bernabeu, the first leg between Real Madrid and Man City took place earlier today. The team of Pep Guardiola won by a 2 – 1 goal against the team of Zidane. It is the very first time of the Premier League champion Manchester City to get the victory against Real Madrid in the European competition. These two clubs faced against each other in the Champions League four times earlier. Real Madrid won twice times at Santiago Bernabeu. And two matches that took place at the Etihad Stadium were drawn.
Pep Guardiola grounded his squad where Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling were not in the first eleven. Into the Zidane’s best eleven, the Wales forward Bale was not included. From the very beginning of the game, Man City kept their defense strong and went to attack. In the 21st minute, they got the first real chance. Kevin de Bruyne made the pass that escaped the defense. Jesus took the shot but Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois stopped the shot.
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Man City is passing a very bad time in the league tournament. They have already missed the Premier League title and at the same time, they have been banned from UEFA. They are going through a tough time and it was their first real chance in the first half. Against Celta Vigo, Real Madrid made a draw and later against Levante, Real Madrid faced the defeat. In La Liga, all of a sudden they lost the track. And earlier today against Man City, they were not in their familiar form. In the 29th minute, they got the first good chance but failed to score. From the left side, Mendy made the cross and Benzema’s head was stopped by the guest team goalkeeper. He failed to clear the ball but Vinicius failed to use the chance.
#LiveBolanet FT: Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City (60′ Isco ; 78′ Gabriel Jesus, 83′ De Bruyne) | Possessions: 49%-51% | Shots: 9-16 | Tackles: 13-9
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In the 60th minute of the game, Real Madrid took the lead. By escaping two defenders, Vinicius made the pass and through the Conakry shot, Isco found the net. In the 72nd minute, Guardiola grounded Sterling by replacing Silva. Zidane grounded Bale by replacing Vinicius. Six minutes later, Man City returned to the game. Through De Bruyne’s cross, Jesus found the net. In the 82nd minute, Man City went ahead through the successful penalty. De Bruyne took the shot. Into the box, Sterling was fouled and the referee gave the penalty.