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Fan Footage Shows Pep Guardiola's Brilliant Reaction To Vinicius Junior's Dummy

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Fan Footage Shows Pep Guardiola's Brilliant Reaction To Vinicius Junior's Dummy

Vinicius Junior's dummy on Fernandinho left Pep Guardiola on his knees, with the Manchester City manager wary of what was about to happen.

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City's Champions League semi final first leg with Real Madrid was an incredible match that went back and forth between the two huge sides.

The English club flew out of the blocks, with the quickest goal ever in a semi final in the competition, and were two goals up inside 11 minutes.

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Karim Benzema continued his amazing record in the tournament this season to make it 2-1, before Phil Foden restored the hosts two goal lead.

That's when Vinicius provided what would normally be the most magical moment of any game, but on this night was one of many, as he left Fernandinho in his dust with a wonderful dummy.

The Brazilian forward then surged away to score and make it 3-2, something Guardiola clearly knew was about to happen, as he looked on in horror and fell to his knees as soon as Vinicius fooled the City player.

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City did have issues ahead of kick off, with both Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo out of the game, and John Stones was also expected to be missing.

The former Everton player was able to make kick off and played at right back, coming up against Vinicius, but he had to come off injured in the first half.

That brought Fernandinho on, to play in a rather unfamiliar position, and come up against speedster Vinicius, who is also 15 years his country man's junior.

With that mismatch in place, it didn't help that Aymeric Laporte wasn't quick enough in coming across to help his teammate and the Real forward halved the deficit.

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Vinicius finishes the chance his speed and skill created. Image: PA Images
Vinicius finishes the chance his speed and skill created. Image: PA Images

The momentum in the tie would swing both way again after Vinicius' goal, as Bernardo Silva's brilliant strike, and the referee's smart decision to play advantage, helped City grab a two goal lead for the third time.

Karim Benzema then proved he has ice in his veins as he Panenka'd a penalty right down the middle of the goal, having missed three of his previous four goals.

Guardiola can at least be happy knowing that he can't be on the end of the usual criticism he gets around this point of the Champions League, as he certainly didn't overthink things.

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His team will actually be annoyed that they didn't win by more but having defended a one goal lead in Madrid in the last round they will be optimistic about getting into their second Champions League final in-a-row.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BT

Topics: Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Real Madrid, Champions League, Vinicius Jr, Vinicius Junior, Fernandinho, La Liga, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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