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Man City 2 – 1 Real Madrid


Man City reach Champions League quarter-finals after beating Madrid 2 – 1. Leading 2-1 from the first leg, City extended their aggregate lead through Raheem Sterling’s close-range finish after Raphael Varane’s mistake.

Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals after knocking out record 13-time winners Real Madrid.

Karim Benzema equalised on the night with a header but Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus made it 4-2 on aggregate after another shocking error by Varane.

City will play Lyon in a one-off quarter-final tie on 15 August.

It is the third successive season Pep Guardiola’s side, who finished second in the Premier League table, have reached the last eight in Europe’s premier club knockout competition.

City, seeking to win the Champions League for the first time, have not reached the semi-finals since 2015-16, when they were knocked out by Real Madrid.

Source – BBC News

In other news – English Premier League clubs want to return to 3 permitted substitutions

English Premier League clubs want to return to 3 permitted substitutions. Five substitutes were allowed when the 2019-20 top-flight season restarted in June, having been halted for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League clubs this Thursday voted against continuing to allow five substitutions in a match for the 2020-21 season. They instead voted for reverting to…continue reading.

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