Manchester City clashed heads with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a good result on the road. Man City controlled the game well in the first half and went into the half-time interval with a goalless scoreline.
Riyad Mahrez made the opening breakthrough in the 73rd minute with a composed finish. However, Los Blancos rallied back courtesy of two late goals from Rodrygo. The contest finished with Los Blancos earning a 2-1 win after full-time but the tie was level 5-5 on aggregate.
Karim Benzema got his name on the scoresheet in the 95th minute from the penalty spot as Man City crashed to a 3-1 defeat after extra time (6-5 on aggregate) which knocked them out of the Champions League.
Let’s take a look at how each Man City player performed during the clash against Los Blancos.
GK: Ederson – 6/10
The Brazil international made a couple of saves but will be disappointed after conceding three goals in the latter stages of the game.
RB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
He deserves a lot of credit for keeping Vinicius Junior quiet for most of the game. He got replaced in the 71st minute.
CB: Ruben Dias – 6/10
He was solid for most of the 90 minutes but grew tired as the game wore on in the second half. Dias ended up conceding a penalty in extra-time which Benzema scored.
CB: Aymeric Laporte – 6.5/10
The Spaniard cleared the danger when required but still ended up conceding three goals in the latter stages of the contest.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 7.5/10
Cancelo secured the ball back multiple times for his team. He was also a constant threat going forward.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 7.5/10
The Portugal international kept possession really well in tight spaces and made multiple runs with the ball in the Real Madrid half.
CM: Rodri – 7/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction and made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7/10
The Belgian sensation caused all sorts of problems for the opposition and was accurate with his passing.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 8/10
Mahrez created a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and scored with a great strike in the 73rd minute.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to score.
LW: Phil Foden – 6.5/10
Foden had some lively moments in the final third but failed to register a goal tonight.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6/10
He was accurate with his passing but failed to threaten the opposition goal.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7.5/10
He made two good chances in the opponent’s half and was strong in the air.
LW: Jack Grealish – 6/10
Grealish was guilty of missing two good chances to score.
CM: Fernandinho – 6/10
He was too slow to react to the danger.
RW: Raheem Sterling – 6/10
Sterling lacked the cutting edge in the final third.