Pep Guardiola’s side Man city in the first leg beat Real madrid 1-2 at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night, as the ultimate tactician, Guardiola is someone who tries to push the boundaries, and we saw an incredibly fluid set-up from City.
In the second half, Isco gave Real Madrid the lead on 60 minutes after Manchester City’s defensive mistake allowed the hosts in.
City introduced Raheem Sterling who became the catalyst for the next goal as City responded with a Gabriel Jesus header on 78 minutes before they won a penalty just four minutes later.
City’s comeback was down to the magnificent movement of Raheem Sterling, and this is something the 25-year-old has mastered under Pep Guardiola.
Real went ahead an hour into Wednesday night’s game but Gabriel Jesus levelled the game for City before the hosts gave away a penalty which Kevin De Bruyne converted.
Sterling was brought off the bench in the 73rd minute. In the 78th, he made an off-the-ball run behind Real Madrid’s defence, before Kevin De Bruyne joined his team-mate in support.
Captain Sergio Ramos was sent off for hauling down Jesus towards the end of the game.
Real will be without their captain for the second leg at the Etihad Stadium and will need two goals to advance to the quarter finals.
Casemiro has claimed Real Madrid ‘lost control’ as they fell to pieces against Manchester City in the Champions League.