(Football results, UEFA Cup C1 News) Coach Pep Guardiola returned to Spain to confront Man City once against the enemy – Real Madrid. Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt suffered a serious head injury in the match against Lyon.
De Ligt terrified blood: Accidentally stepped on the face, the opponent inherited “sorrow”
Accordingly, De Ligt has suffered a lot of head bleeding after a collision with teammate Alex Sandro at the C1 match. In this phase, Alex Sandro seemed to have accidentally stepped on De Ligt’s face when the Dutch defender landed first in a dogfight defense situation, blocking a Lyon free-kick. De Ligt then had to temporarily leave the field to change clothes and bandage.
Unfortunately for Juventus, when De Ligt was being cared for by the doctors on the pitch, Lyon scored the opening goal after a series of defiant defensive situations of the Juventus defense. In the 31st minute, Aouar escaped extremely fast on the left, passing Danilo easily before passing to Tousart to cushion the ball to open the match score.
However, the situation of De Ligt being injured seems to attract more attention on Twitter. One user claimed that De Ligt “had more bleeding than Tyson Fury”. Another said De Ligt was transformed into “an actor in a film by the eccentric director (Quentin) Tarantino”.
Things got even funnier when De Ligt returned to the yard with a piece of head protector. A Twitter user claimed that De Ligt looked like “wearing a condom on his head”.
Many Juve fans also regained the image of center-back Bonucci and Chiellini shed blood when devoted to the team in the past while honoring the fighting spirit of De Ligt. The Dutch center-back matched against Bonucci and performed well on the pitch.
This C1 match Juventus’s attack was ineffective when they could not have any shots on target. Besides, their stars like Ronaldo, Dybala or Higuain cannot shine to make a difference.
Real Madrid – Man City: Disappointed red card, upstream climax
Man City entered the C1 great battle with Real Madrid with a strange 4-4-1-1 scheme, in which Bernardo Silva played the role of the virtual number 9, while the real number 9 Gabriel Jesus left. Meanwhile, duo Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are in reserve. On the side of Real Madrid, coach Zidane also surprised Kroos, Marcelo, Bale or Jovic as a substitute, while young talent Vinicius Junior was given the opportunity to start.
The first 45 minutes witnessed the tit-for-tat of the two big boys. Man City does not try to hold the ball and impose the posture as usual, but try to play slowly and surely. In contrast, Real played high-level pressing effectively, really made the defending champion of the English Premier League difficult in the attacking lines.
The first notable situation of the first C1 half belonged to Man City, and it came in the 21st minute. De Bruyne passed the class, while Jesus handled it correctly, finishing decisively at close range. However, goalkeeper Courtois had a great reaction to save for Real.
By 45 + 2 minutes, “Green Man” has the opportunity to open the score. After a corner from Kevin de Bruyne, the ball reached Gabriel Jesus in a very fit way. The Brazilian striker’s shot was not really good, but center-back Ramos broke the ball worse, just like a kick at close range. Luckily for Real, Casemiro showed up in time and saved on the home line for the home team.
Real’s most significant opportunity in the first C1 half belonged to Karim Benzema with a very good header. This time it was goalkeeper Ederson’s turn to shine, save for City. Also in this situation, Vinicius could not compensate.
But the most interesting things came in the second half of the C1 match. 60th minute, the mistake of Rodri, Otamendi and Walker, immediately Man City had to pay. Vinicius slopes the speedball close to the goal of Man City, passing cross to Isco. In the position facing the goalkeeper Ederson, the Spanish midfielder had a shot that was dangerous enough to bring the score to the Bernabeu team.
Only thing, Madrid did not anticipate that it was the origin of tragedy. In the 78th minute, Man City equalized the score, and it bears the impression of Kevin de Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder managed cleverly in the Real penalty area to cross the ball just enough to overcome the block of captain Ramos. The rest of Gabriel Jesus thus became much easier.
By 83rd minute, Man City got the second goal. Sterling came on as a substitute, earning a penalty for City. The one who stumbles in this situation is Dani Carvajal. On the penalty spot, Kevin de Bruyne defeated Courtois, bringing the second goal for Man City.
And yet, in the 86th minute, Ramos must receive a red card directly after illegally stopping Gabriel Jesus just inside the penalty area. Play missing people, Real Madrid had to accept 1-2 bitter defeat at home to Man City, and face a lot of difficulties in the rematch here.
Final score: Real Madrid 1-2 Man City (H1: 0-0)
Real Madrid: Isco 60 ‘
Man City: Jesus 78 ‘, De Bruyne penalty – 83’
Real Madrid: Ramos 86 ‘
Real Madrid: Varane, Carvajal, Ramos, Valverde, Mendy, Vinicius, Casemiro, Modric, Courtois, Benzema, Isco
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Gabriel Jesus, Otamendi, Mendy, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva