In the Champions League: Real Madrid and the end of a great Era

Pep Guardiola hopped like a small child who has just unwrapped a long awaited gift. The coach of Manchester City hardly knew what to do with all of its joy. Jus

In the Champions League: Real Madrid and the end of a great Era

Pep Guardiola hopped like a small child who has just unwrapped a long awaited gift. The coach of Manchester City hardly knew what to do with all of its joy. Just be striker Gabriel Jesus had made on Friday evening, the 2:1. And the coach was, of course, clear that the withdrawal of his team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League was almost safe. It stayed at this result. After the 2:1 in the first leg in front of 163 days at Real Madrid, ManCity won the second duel. Next Saturday is the final tournament in Lisbon, Olympique Lyon, eliminated surprisingly Juventus to the semi-finals.

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never Manchester City have the title in the Champions League is won. In this strange year, in the middle of the Corona-crisis, it could be as far as. In addition to the FC Bayern, the need to bring this Saturday (21.00 in F. A. Z.-Liveticker zur Champions League and Sky) in the return game against Chelsea the 3:0 from the first game of the round, and thus the approval for the Trip to Portugal back up, the Eleven of Guardiola as the top favorite for the crown in European football. The dream final of the two Teams but will not give it. Both prevailed in their first game, in Lisbon, meet you in the semi-final.

to the Extent that it is not yet. Accordingly, Guardiola, the with 29, wanted. Victory in the knockout Games in the Premier class a coach of record, not too far in the future. "I'm more than satisfied," he said. "We have to collect more than earned a place in the next round. But to be a great Team, we need to get the title.“ Although Manchester was superior to both games, which were due to the global pandemic temporally as far apart as never two games in a European Cup competition, but without the two capital blunders, the duel could have been different.

champion of the world, Raphael Varane made a mess of each is crucial. First of all, he lost in his own penalty area the Ball to Jesus. The cross to striker Raheem Sterling, who had little trouble to calm early nerves and to bring to Manchester in the lead (9. Minute). According to the 1:1 by Karim Benzema (28.) Madrid was back in the game. Another goal would have been enough to have the entire duel balance. The hit fell – but on the other side. The first missed, but the Ball with the head, then his return was in the second attempt, much too short. Jesus knew this and ran in between and scored the 2:1 (68.). "We have helped at the gates, of course, a little bit. But since there are no allegations,“ said the German national player Toni Kroos at the Sky.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 05:19

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