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Mocked for not turning up at home, Manchester City fans are now being mocked for how they celebrated their winning goal against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne scored late goals to overturn Isco's opener and record a historic victory for City in Madrid but fans still found themselves on the end of criticism on social media.
De Bruyne's goal would have been expected to spark wild celebrations but TV cameras pointed to a group of fans failing to throw 'limbs' about.
Hope all the travelling Man City fans are OK. Absolute limbs there pic.twitter.com/k7B78kmUot- James Welham (@WelhamOfficial) February 26, 2020
City away fans on their phones as they go 2-1 up in madrid haha fuck me that's absolutely brutal pic.twitter.com/XYzoaSwdZY- Aidn (@aidnmc) February 26, 2020
City fans are usually mocked for not turning up with television cameras often showing a lot of empty seats at games, especially in the Champions League, but their away support is often praised, as with many Premier League teams, for being far louder.
The English champions sold out their allocation of tickets at the Bernabeu but they clearly didn't celebrate hard enough in the Spanish capital for some people's liking.
Pep Guardiola's side, and especially the fans, don't have a great relationship with UEFA and the Champions League and have previously booed the competition's anthem when it's played before kick off.
That reception will be even worse in the second leg. City host Real on March 17th in what will be the club's first home game in Europe since they found out they've been banned from the competition for the next two seasons.
Whilst the club could see the ban overturned on appeal the fans will still be in no mood to hear the anthem in three weeks time and will undoubtedly drown it out.
Fans won't care much about getting mocked if the players can turn their advantage into a place in the quarter finals, and they'll care even less if they can go on to embarrass UEFA by winning the Champions League this season.
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