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Manchester City Come From One Down To Beat Real Madrid 2-1 In Champions League Round Of 16 First Leg

Manchester City Come From One Down To Beat Real Madrid 2-1 In Champions League Round Of 16 First Leg

Manchester City came from 1-0 down to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg.

The Premier League champions scored two late goals to secure a crucial advantage ahead of the round of 16 second leg.

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Isco opened the scoring at the Bernabeu after slotting past Ederson in the 60th minute. But the visitors hit back thanks to Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne.

City's Brazilian forward headed home his side's equaliser in the 78th minute before De Bruyne made it 2-1 from the spot five minutes later.

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Real Madrid's misery was compounded in the 86th minute as Sergio Ramos was shown a straight red card for fouling Jesus.

Image: PA
Image: PA

City are the only English team to win their round of 16 tie following Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea's defeat to RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, respectively.

The Blues entertain their Spanish counterparts in the second leg on March 17 for a spot in the Champions League quarter-final.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Champions League, Real Madrid

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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