Real Madrid exit empty-handed from the Champions League for the first time under Zidane’s leadership



Real Madrid left the Champions League round of 16 at the hands of its host Manchester City, after it was defeated by it (1-2), in the meeting that brought them together on Friday, at the “Al Ittihad” stadium.

And the goals of Manchester City were scored by Raheem Sterling and Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, in the two minutes (9 and 68), respectively.

While French striker Karim Benzema scored the orphan Real Madrid goal, in the 28th minute of the first half.

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Manchester City thus renewed its victory over Real Madrid with the same score (2-1), after winning the first leg as well, at the “Santiago Bernabeu”.

Zidane had succeeded in his first term in leading the royal team, three times in a row, by winning the European Champions League title “Champions League” in the years (2016, 2017, 2018), before he suddenly left in the summer of 2018.

Real Madrid failed, for the second time in a row, to surpass the barrier of the final round of the Champions League, “Champions League”, after leaving the hands of Ajax Amsterdam, last season, despite winning the “Merengue” in the round with two goals to one, but he was defeated. An overwhelming (1-4) in his own home, in the absence of his captain Sergio Ramos, who also missed today’s confrontation, due to the suspension penalty as well.

Source: RT


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