Man City rallies to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Champions League
MADRID (AP) — With two late goals in five minutes, Manchester City turned the tables on Real Madrid and boosted its chances of finally winning an elusive Champions League title while it can.
Gabriel Jesus scored an equalizer in the 78th minute and Kevin De Bruyne netter an 83rd-minute winner from the penalty spot as Man City came from behind for a 2-1 win over Madrid in the first leg of the last 16 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Wednesday.
“It’s a great satisfaction to be able to win at the Bernabéu,” Man City coach Pep Guardiola said. “We are not used to these types of results. It shows that we can go to any stadium and win.”
City is likely playing in its last Champions League before having to serve a two-year UEFA ban from European competitions for breaching financial regulations and failing to cooperate with investigators. The club has yet to win a Champions League title despite the heavy spending that helped it win two straight Premier League crowns under Guardiola, and was eliminated by Tottenham in last year’s quarterfinals.
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