Manchester city defeated real Madrid in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. The match in Madrid ended with the victory of Englishmen with the account 2:1.
Real – Manchester City 1:2
Goals: Isko, 60 – Jesus, 78, De Bruyne, 83
Removal: Ramos, 86 (Real)
- Prior to that, the teams in the Champions League have crossed twice. For the first time the clubs met in the group stage of the Champions League season 2012/2013. “Real” won a home victory and away draw.
- The second time the teams met in the semifinals of the Champions League in 2016. Real Madrid went on, scoring in opposition to just one goal. But the highlight of the confrontation is the coach of “citizens” – PEP Guardiola.
- In the period from 2008 to 2012, Guardiola won 14 trophies in charge of “Barcelona”. Guardiola met on 15 occasions with real Madrid, winning nine wins, four draws and two defeats.
- However, after moving from Barcelona Guardiola has never beaten Spanish clubs in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
It seemed that Manchester city from the start would be to possess the ball. However, Madrid have decided to play the first number and had the territorial advantage.
However, this fact didn’t succeed in neither “real” nor the guests from Manchester. For the first 25 minutes of the game, the teams created only one sharp chance. In the 21st minute BOM Jesus missed a great moment which was created by Kevin De Bruyne.
The Brazilian expertly avoided the offside and “detached” from the defenders. At this time De Bruyne did a great split pass and Jesus brought face to face with Courtois. The Brazilian from a lethal position has punched in the goalkeeper for convenient height and Courtois made a save.
The moment of impact Jesus / Photo: twitter.com/ChampionsLeague
Real Madrid responded sharply in the 30th minute. Benzema, who is in fine form, frustrating for Ederson struck in the corner of the net with his head after a pass into the penalty area. The goalkeeper “townspeople” heroically parried the blow.
The first on the ball was Vinicius, and he fell, and miraculously managed to smuggle the ball into an empty net.
In the middle of the half, the visitors lost their centre-back of Laporta, who was injured. Him on the football field was replaced by Fernandinho.
In injury time the visitors from England created another killer moment. After a corner kick BOM Jesus has a shot from outside the penalty area. The ball hit Ramos and nearly flew into the gate. The team finished the first half 0:0.
Real – Manchester city video of the first half
Early in the first half Manchester city created another dangerous moment. Guests broke up the counterattack, De Bruyne led to the shock position Mareza, who cut inside and shot, but wide of the target.
On 56 minutes the defenders of the “real” allowed the Mareza punch the second time, but Courtois parried the Algerian. A minute later the defenders forgot about Riyadh, who from outside the box narrowly failed to beat Courtois. Mahrez was aiming for the bottom corner but the goalkeeper made a really, really crazy saves.
You do not hammer – hammer to you. It is ruthless rule of football has played a cruel joke with the “citizens” on 60 minutes. Rodri and Otamendi “Navara” in their own half of the field. Instead of clear the ball, they tried to get out of defence after a short pass.
The players of real Madrid intercepted the ball, and then Vinicius made his way to the penalty area and brought ISCO almost empty net. The midfielder calmly sent the ball past the Ederson – 1:0.
Video Gol ISCO
After a missed goal “townspeople” for a long time could not recover. Not helped by the release of Raheem Sterling. Real Madrid controlled the match, holding possession.
But the goal of “butter” happened when no one was waiting. Kevin De Bruyne turned in the penalty area of real Madrid and made a cross on Jesus. The Brazilian won the fight Ramos and beat Courtois with a header of 1:1.
After a minute of BOM Jesus nearly scored twice. Again the striker gets his head locked shed Mareza, but the ball flew above the gate.
82 minutes real Madrid, who was knocked down, has been knocked out. Sterling burst into the penalty area where he was hit by Carvajal – penalty. A shot from 11 meters confidently converted Kevin De Bruyne and brought the bulls forward.
Zidane immediately responded to the second goal conceded replacements. Coach “creamy” amplified attack, releasing Lucas and Jovic is that of Modric and ISCO respectively.
On 86 minutes, the “real” summed up the captain of the team, Sergio Ramos. The Spaniard knocked Jesus, who ran one-on-one with Courtois – a straight red card. Mahrez had a poor free kick, shot into the hands of Courtois.
This Manchester city stopped. “Citizens” without Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko won an important victory. The repeated game between the teams will be held March 17 in Manchester.