Manchester City fans have been criticised for their reactions to two goals during the Champions League epic semi final first leg with Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
The two sides played out one of the best games in recent history in a back and forth thriller, in which momentum swung between both teams on multiple occasions.
City would have gone away from the 4-3 win disappointed with themselves, having led by two goals on three occasions, only to head into the second leg with only a one goal lead.
There was plenty for the crowd to be excited by during the game, with a match of ridiculous quality, however the fans have actually been criticised by rival fans.
Footage of City supporters celebrating Kevin de Bruyne's opening goal, the fastest ever in a Champions League semi final, didn't go down well due to the lack of 'limbs,' and the fans recording instead of celebrating.
Champions League semi final limbs. Football is dead. pic.twitter.com/OIGBCSbwbo— 🚀🇮🇹 (@blthfc) April 26, 2022
Imagine being front row of a champs league semi final game and all you wanna do is film the celebration and not celebrate yourself. Grow up. https://t.co/eVo1phawcz— Aristottle (@AdamStott94) April 27, 2022
More limbs in ma hoose growing up when me and ma brothers heard the ice cream van ootside! https://t.co/Gb4j2IiCzt— Jamba (@JambaWATP21) April 27, 2022
Get them some clappers to spice it up a little bit https://t.co/JhpVddppr8— Michael Heffernan (@Heffman10) April 27, 2022
City have turned into everything they hated about United. https://t.co/Ar48GVxwfI— Compo (@_Compo) April 27, 2022
Atmosphere sounded dead and they’re playing Madrid in a semi final of which City haven’t had many in their history— Ben (@benLFCw) April 26, 2022
Sadly that’s the way most top level football clubs are like these days. Genuine hardcore fans are priced out, and they are usually the most passionate. In 20 years time, going to the football will be like going to the opera.— Tim Binstead 🇺🇦 (@TimBinstead) April 26, 2022
Pep Guardiola certainly gave an entertaining reaction to one of Real's goal, as he fell to his knees once Vinicius Junior had skinned Fernandinho.
The City boss clearly knew what was coming as the forward left his fellow countryman in the dust before slotting home to make it 3-2.
However the reactions of the City fans to another Real goal didn't go down well at all with criticism this time being that they were taking pictures of Karim Benzema celebrating.
City fans watching Benzema score against them.— The Life Of Brian (@DaytrippingRed) April 26, 2022
Just football fans, enjoying the moment.
Not a phone in sight. pic.twitter.com/00rvsBuATb
This the buy one get one free section?— Philip Byrne (@philip16byrne) April 27, 2022
Give me empty seats all day🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/QrRmUQvBdP— Louisctoward (@louisctoward) April 27, 2022
State of it. Tinpot club.— Tim Bolton (@TimBolton01) April 27, 2022
The atmosphere they "created" last night was like a Soccer Aid match aswell, in the Champions League semi-finals. From the stupid plastic flags to the ridiculous stadium announcer. https://t.co/P7HdVjzm3o
City fans will be excited to head to Madrid next week when there won't be any fans to be criticised as it'll only be the hardcore turning up to the Bernabeu.
They'll at least have the experience of going to the Spanish capital and defending a one goal lead, having already done that against Atletico Madrid in the previous round.
Carlo Ancelotti's team also know how to turn things around in a tie, having been two goals down to PSG in the last 16, before Benzema's hat-trick turned things around.
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