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Jack Grealish has deleted an old tweet praising Real Madrid in the wake of Manchester City's dramatic Champions League semi-final defeat at the Bernabeu.
Leading 4-3 from the first leg at the Etihad, City looked to be on course for the final when Riyad Mahrez gave them a 1-0 lead in Spain on Wednesday night.
City's record signing Grealish was brought on in the second half of normal time and had two golden chances to kill the match when it was 1-0.
He had a shot cleared off the line by Ferland Mendy before Thibaut Courtois produced a brilliant save to deny the former Aston Villa man.
After the match, an eight-year old tweet from Grealish resurfaced online and quickly gained thousands of likes.
Posted on April 23, 2014 - the same night Real Madrid faced Bayern Munich in another Champions League semi-final - Grealish posted: "Hala Madrid!!!"
The tweet has now been taken down following City's dramatic defeat to the Spanish champions.
Grealish has struggled to live up to his £100m price tag since arriving at the Etihad last summer and the England international was singled out for criticism after Wednesday's defeat by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
"When you look at 1-1, when Grealish is against [Dani] Carvajal, he is passed easily, too easily. He must absolutely fight to stop that cross," Wenger told beIN SPORTS.
"You do not want the ball in the box, anything can happen when everybody goes forward.
"That is where City did not secure the game, defending on the sides. Because they conceded, even when you look when Benzema gave the ball back, they didn't really attack the ball the defenders, they made big mistakes."
Madrid will now face Liverpool in the Champions League final in Paris on May 28.
It is a repeat of the final from 2018 when Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev.