The team of Pep Guardiola is in a favorable position right now. But the opponent is Real Madrid. So, the Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva believes that Real Madrid will not give up until the end. So, the fight has not over yet. The 2nd leg will be tough against Real Madrid.
In the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of the last sixteen, the Premier League champion Manchester City found a great victory against the most successful European club Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, from the middle of the last March, the European top league competitions have been stopped. Just like them, the Champions League has also been postponed. However, the Corona situation seems a little well now and so, UEFA is planning to resume the Champions League season.
Bernardo Silva (Man City): "Return leg vs Real Madrid? It’s all very open – you can never write off Real Madrid. When you play a side like that nothing is ever certain. We’ve seen a lot of ties in the last few years get turned around." pic.twitter.com/au8ssVPAgl
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) May 21, 2020
Already, Germany has resumed its local leagues. Spain, Italy, and England are planning to resume their league seasons and it seems that within a very short time, they will do it. On the other side, France has canceled the season Ligue 1 and the top-ranked team Paris SG has been announced as the league champion there.
Now, if the plans will work perfectly, in the 2nd leg of the Champions League round of the last 16, at the Etihad Stadium, Man City will face Real Madrid. In the first leg, at the Santiago Bernabeu, Man City won by a 2 – 1 goal. But still, Bernardo Silva is fully aware of the 2nd match. And, it is Real Madrid and they have the ability to change the picture.
Bernardo Silva on Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16 tie:
“At the Santiago Bernabéu, we knew how to soak up the pressure and did what we had to do to get the win there, which is never easy.” (AS)https://t.co/8g3ylRZUoH
— Get Spanish Football News (@GSpanishFN) May 22, 2020
The fight is open for all. And when the opponent is Real Madrid, nothing is certain then. In the last few years, they have seen matches of turning around. In the last season’s semi-final of the UCL, Barcelona beat Liverpool in the first leg by a 3 – 0 goal. But in the return leg, the Reds beat them by a 4 – 0 goal. So, nothing is certain.
Yes, the 2 – 1 is a good result and Man City is standing on a good position to move to the next round of the Champions League. The tough match is waiting for them. So, they will have to play well and keep their concentration. In the last year, Man City won a number of local titles. Besides, they won all four local titles in the last season as we speak. However, in the ongoing season, Man City has won the Super Cup and the League Cup already.