Manchester (AP) - Manchester City threw record winners Real Madrid out of the competition in the first gigantic duel of this year's Champions League.
The team of start coach Pep Guardiola won the second leg of the last 16 against Los Blancos 2-1 (1-1) and thus defended the 2-1 win from the first leg 163 days ago. In the quarter-finals in Lisbon, the Citizens around national player Ilkay Gündogan, who won the German duel with Reals Toni Kroos, will face Olympique Lyon on August 15 (9:00 p.m.).
For Zinédine Zidane, however, an impressive series ended in the almost deserted Etihad Stadium in Manchester. As a real coach, the Frenchman had never failed to win the Champions League with three wins (2016 to 2018) if he had the chance.
Both Real conceded goals were preceded by glaring mistakes by defender Raphaël Varane. Raheem Sterling (9th minute) and Gabriel Jesus (68th) scored for City, Karim Benzema (28th) managed to equalize. The game was led by the German referee Felix Brych.
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