Manchester City Win Madrid 2-1 In An Exceptional Comeback.

Goals from Jesus & De Bruyne gave City a famous win they will never ever forget. As MANCHESTER CITY produced an unbelievable comeback to beat Real Madrid 2 – 1 in their own Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

This result will go into the history books of Man City and no wonder Pep Guardiola was so happy at Full Time .

Madrid looked on course to edge a cagey contest after Isco’s smart finish early in the second half, but De Bruyne teed up Gabriel Jesus in the 78th minute and then tucked away a penalty in the 83rd.

A pulsating finish also saw Sergio Ramos sent off for preventing Jesus from going clear and Madrid’s captain will now be banned for the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on March 17, when City’s two away goals will make them heavy favourites to go through.

Pep Guardiola sprung another Champions League surprise by picking a line-up nobody predicted, with De Bruyne up front and Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho all on the bench.

But his gamble paid off handsomely, even if Nicolas Otamendi made the mistake that led to Isco’s opener while an injury to Aymeric Laporte meant Fernandinho had to be introduced midway through the first half.

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