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Man City beat Real to qualify for Champions League quarter-finals

By AFP

Added 8th August 2020 12:02 AM

Raheem Sterling put City -- 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture in Spain in February -- ahead on the night before Karim Benzema's header gave Madrid hope

Man City beat Real to qualify for Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City's midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) is tackled by Real Madrid'smidfielder Casemiro (2R) and midfielder Toni Kroos. AFP PHOTOS

Raheem Sterling put City -- 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture in Spain in February -- ahead on the night before Karim Benzema's header gave Madrid hope

Manchester City eliminated record 13-time winners Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate in the Champions League last 16 following a 2-1 victory in Friday's second leg at the Etihad Stadium, as the competition resumed after a five-month coronavirus shutdown.

Raheem Sterling put City -- 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture in Spain in February -- ahead on the night before Karim Benzema's header gave Madrid hope, but Gabriel Jesus sealed the English side's place in the last eight in Lisbon after another Raphael Varane error.

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (C) eyes the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16
Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) vies with Real Madrid's Spanish defender Dani Carvajal
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane (L) taps Real Madrid's Belgian forward Eden Hazard as he leaves the pitch after being substituted

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