– Real Madrid vs Man City saw Pep Guardiola’s side stun Los Blancos 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu
– Isco opened the scoring for Real while Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne netted a goal apiece to give City the win
– Sergio Ramos was given his marching orders and will miss the second leg following a professional foul on Jesus
Real Madrid vs Man City ended in a 2-1 win for the Citizens as the English champions stun loss Blancos in a Champions League last 16 game.
Gabriel Jesus canceled out Isco’s goal as Kevin De Bruyne got the winner as City took a first leg advantage back to the Etihad.
It was a classy entertaining match as the Citizens gave a good account of themselves in the match.
Jesus had a decent game and was a handful for Dani Carvajal on the right side of the attack. The Brazilian striker had the best chance of the half forcing Thibaut Courtois to a brilliant save.
At the other end, Karim Benzema also called Ederson to action with a looping header as the Brazilian shot-stopper got a hand to it and the rebound was missed by Vinicius Junior.
There was a goal-mouth scramble in Madrid’s penalty box as Sergio Ramos and Casemiro made a clearance twice from a near-post shot from Jesus.
The first half ended goalless with City having the better chances of the first 45 minutes before going into the break.
Pep Guardiola’s side started from where they stopped as Riyad Mahrez got Courtois busy on two occasions in the opening five minutes.
But on the hour mark, Real undeservedly scored as a mistake from Kyle Walker led Vinicius into the box as he squares it for Isco who picked his spot to make it 1-0.
Jesus equalized in the 78th minute as he headed home a cross from Kevin De Bruyne to make it 1-1.
But the English champions were not finished yet as substitute Raheem Sterling was brought down by Carvajal in the box. De Bruyne sent Courtois the wrong way to make it 2-1 in the 83rd minute.
There was high drama at the Santiago Bernabeu as Ramos was shown a straight red card for a professional foul on Jesus.
Zinedine Zidane’s side were left licking their wounds after the final whistle as they will need a two-goal margin to overturn the tie in the second leg.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsene Wenger has claimed Chelsea broke Champions League’s “rule number one” that saw them suffer a 3-0 defeat in the hands of Bayern Munich.
Bayern handed the Blues a reality check in the first leg of UCL last 16 on Tuesday night, February 25, as Frank Lampard’s young guns were outplayed at Stamford Bridge.
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