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Pep Guardiola happy with victory despite Man City not pressing home advantage

Pep Guardiola happy with victory despite Man City not pressing home advantage

Pep Guardiola’s delight with Manchester City’s swashbuckling win against Real Madrid outweighed any frustration about their inability to put the Champions League semi-final to bed in a jaw-dropping first leg.

The leaders of the Premier League and LaLiga met under the Etihad Stadium lights on Tuesday evening, when onlookers were treated to an astonishing encounter that leaves the tie on a knife edge.

City had roared out the blocks and celebrated early goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, only for Karim Benzema to expertly fire home after the dominant hosts failed to add to their advantage.

Manchester City v Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – First Leg – Etihad Stadium

Phil Foden scored Manchester City’s third goal against Real Madrid (Mike Egerton/PA)

Phil Foden scored early in the second half but Vinicius Junior replied almost immediately, with Bernardo Silva striking home a thunderous effort as City stepped up a gear.



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