Man City vs Real Madrid: Sterling, Jesus score as Citizens win 2-1

Man City vs Real Madrid: Sterling, Jesus score as Citizens win 2-1

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- Man City vs Real Madrid ended in a 2-1 win for the Citizens as they cruised to the quarter finals

- Two errors from Los Blancos' defence saw Raheem Sterling an Gabriel Jesus grabbed a goal each

- Karim Benzema scored the only goals for Zinedine Zidane's side as they crashed out of the tournament

- The Citizens qualified on a 4-2 aggregate scoreline after winning the first by the same margin

Man City vs Real Madrid saw the Citizens cruised into the last eight of the Champions League following a 2-1 win.

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored in each half of the match as Karim Benzema's equalizer was not enough for Los Merengues.

Raphael Varane committed a dreadful error as Gabriel Jesus stole the ball and provided the pass for the arriving Sterling who poked the ball home to make it 1-0 in the ninth minute.

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Man City vs Real Madrid: Sterling, Jesus score as Citizens win 2-1

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City almost doubled the lead few minutes later as Eder Militao made another error but Sterling failed to punish the Spanish champions.

It was the turn of Thibaut Courtois to commit another blunder as his poor clearance gave City the advantage but Sterling for the umpteenth time did not convert the chance.

Then in the 28th minute, Benzema started a move with Rodrygo who returned the favour to the Frenchman with a teasing cross as he headed the ball into the back of the net to level matters at 1-1.

The Citizens were slightly the better side in the first half but both sides were even going into the break.

The opening ten minutes of the second half saw City creating series of chances Sterling but could not make it count.

Varane gifted the Citizens another scoring opportunity as his poor headed pass to Courtois fell kindly to Jesus who with ease to make it 2-1.

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The Citizens made it through the quarter finals in the with a 4-2 aggregate and will face Lyon in a one-legged fixture.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported Cristiano Ronaldo's brace was not enough to help Juventus to the quarterfinal of this season's UEFA Champions League as French club Lyon edged the Italian champions courtesy the away-goal's rule.

Although the Old Lady won the second leg 2-1 on Friday night, August 7, it was 2-2 on aggregates as Lyon won the first leg 1-0 before football was suspended due to the lockdown.

Memphis Depay's away goal at the Allianz stadium gave Lyon the upper hand to win it courtesy the away goals.

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