REAL MADRID BEATEN IN SANTIAGO BERNABEU BY CITY
Real Madrid was reduced to 10-man at Santiago Bernabeu in a night second half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne saw Manchester City fought back to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in first leg round 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City like a ”bird”, shivering on two year ban from UEFA Champions League by Europe Football body for over stating its sponsorship revenue in account submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016, and also failing to cooperate with investigation were a goal down in the 60 minute in the second half to put Real Madrid ahead in the game,
However, on re-organising play in defense after conceeding the goal in second half, City was delight to watch as they approached the game with offensive tactics play which resulted to a goal, another a penalty that was converted by De Bryune before Gabriel Jesus scored the second goal for City.
With this, City become the third English team after Arsenal and Liverpool to win at the Bernabeu.
Real, Madrid took advantage of a defensive mix-up between Rodri and Nicolas Otamendi, Vinicius Junior raced towards goal before neatly squaring for Isco to slot home.
Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos ambitious shot looked to double their advantage but City equalised 12 minutes as Jesus nodded in from close range off De Bruyne’s cross.
Raheem Sterling was brought down inside the box in 83rd minute and City were awarded a penalty which De Bruyne converted.
Santiago Bernabeu was silenced by City when Real Madrid were reduced to 10 men with five minutes remaining following Sergio Ramos’ sending off for bringing down goal bound Jesus.
And in the other first leg round of 16 tie, played in France, Olympique Lyon defeated Juventus 1-0 through a Lucas Tousart’s 31st minute goal which Old Lady Turin will hope to over- turn in Italy.