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'You Want To Support The English Team For An All English Champions League Final'

Daniel Marland

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'You Want To Support The English Team For An All English Champions League Final'

Gabriel Agbonlahor doesn't understand why English football fans didn't want to see Manchester City beat Real Madrid in the Champions League.


City were knocked out of the Champions League in dramatic fashion on Wednesday evening, losing their semi-final to Madrid 6-5 on aggregate.

Rodrygo's late brace and Karim Benzema's penalty in extra time gave them a 3-1 win on the night and they'll go on to face Liverpool in Paris later this month.

Jurgen Klopp's side survived a scare against Villarreal on Tuesday, winning the game 3-2 and the tie 5-2 after three second half goals.

Agbonlahor liked the proposition of an all English final and was personally gutted at City's elimination.

The former Aston Villa striker explained to talkSPORT: "I went out to watch the game last night in a bar in London. Sitting with a few of my friends watching it, supporting the English team in Manchester City.

"Whenever Real Madrid scored, 99 per cent of the bar, there could've been about 1000 people in the bar, jumped up celebrating for Real Madrid. It baffles me.

"I spoke to a couple around me who said 'Why aren't you celebrating?'

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"I said I'm supporting the English team.

"There were a few Manchester United fans, Chelsea, other teams.

"Really disappointing to me. Strange. You want to support the English team to get an all English final. It was strange for me to see that."

City and Liverpool are locked in an intense Premier League title battle and Pep Guardiola's side are one point clear with four games to go.

They've also met in the FA Cup this campaign, with Liverpool running out 3-2 winners at Wembley last month.

Both sides are incredible and many were hoping to see them square off one final time this season for European football's ultimate prize.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

It wasn't to be however and it'll now be Madrid looking for their 14th major European honour.

They've faced Liverpool twice in the final previously, winning in 3-1 in 2018 while losing 1-0 in 1981.

Featured Image Credit: TheEuropeanLad/Twitter & Alamy

Topics: Champions League, Liverpool, Manchester City

Daniel Marland
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