The great battle between Real Madrid and Man City in the first round of the 1/8 Champions League took place extremely intense until the last minutes. The goalkeepers of the two teams performed extremely well, so it took until the 60th minute that the opening goal was set up by Isco. However, Man City had a strong response and two consecutive goals within 5 minutes of Jesus & De Bruyne helped Man City upstream at the Bernabeu.
This victory bears the impression of Pep Guardiola when he is ready to put his three stars on the bench, Aguero, Sterling and Fernandinho. The talent and determination of the Spanish teacher made his colleague on the front line regret his head.
According to statistics from Opta, Pep Guardiola broke the record to become the coach with the most victory in the knockout matches in the Champions League, surpassing Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho (with 27) to win the 28th winning. He also beat Real Madrid for the first time at the Bernabeu in the Champions League when leading two different clubs, he led Barca to defeat the “White Vulture” in the first leg of the 2010/11 European Cup.
This is also the first victory of “The Citizen” against Real Madrid in the Champions League framework. Four times previously met, Man City was at home (2 times) and lost on guests (2 times). The best player on the visitor’s side, Kevin De Bruyne also had the first time to have an assist and a goal when playing in the C1 Cup.
The joy of Man City is the sadness of Real Madrid. This is the third match in a row, “White Vultures”, both tied and lost, broadly, they only have 1 victory in the last 5 appearances. In front of coach Zidane’s team is the “Super classic” match on the weekend and Real Madrid fans are really worried about the beloved team.
In the return leg on England, Zidane did not have the services of captain Sergio Ramos. The player was disqualified at the end of the match after an invalid tackle situation with Gabriel Jesus. According to statistics from the AS, with this red card, Sergio Ramos has gone down in history when he became the player receiving most card (red + yellow) in the history of the Champions League, La Liga and the Spanish national team. with the nickname “Butcher of Seville” that he was given to him by the Spanish press.
Specifically, the Spanish center-back had a total of 171 cards in La Liga, this figure in the Champions League is 36 (4 red cards) while the Spanish national team is 21. In total, Ramos has received 274 cards in the professional competition career. If averaged, every 2.3 La Liga matches, this defender receives a yellow or red card.