Sterling, Jesus leads City's victory over Madrid into UCL quarters - Sports history


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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Sterling, Jesus leads City's victory over Madrid into UCL quarters

Sterling, Jesus dual leads Man City's win over Real Madrid reached UCL quarter-finals 2019-20.

Manchester City pushed away they Madrid, Blues started back in February by deservedly overcoming Real Madrid to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

 Pep Guardiola's side will now face Lyon in the one-game knockout format in Lisbon after inflicting Zinedine Zidane's first elimination from the Champions League.

 Raheem Sterling to score in the ninth minute but Karim Benzema's towering header before half-time set up the possibility of a tense second period.

 Varane made big error when his headed back-pass fell short of Thibaut Courtois to allow the Speedy Jesus to pounce in the game's decisive moment after 68 minutes 2-1 leads.

Manchester City in the Champions League knockout stage, results since 2013-14.

2013-14: Lost 4-1 to Barcelona in last 16

2014-15: Lost 3-1 to Barcelona in last 16

2015-16: Beat Dynamo Kiev in last 16, beat PSG in QF, lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in SF

2016-17: Lost on away goals (6-6) to Monaco in last 16

2017-18: Beat Basel in last 16, lost 5-1 to Liverpool in QF

2018-19: Beat Schalke in last 16, lost on away goals (4-4) to Tottenham in QF

Guardiola & Sterling Excellent in the City's club - the stats.

1-  Pep Guardiola is the third individual to eliminate Real Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League on more than one occasion, along with Marcello Lippi (1995-96, 2002-03) and Ottmar Hitzfeld (2000-01, 2006-07).

2-  Real have been eliminated before the quarter-finals in consecutive Champions League campaigns for the first time since 2009-10 - they had reached at least the semi-finals in each of the eight seasons between 2010-11 and 2017-18.

3 -  City's victory marks the first time an English side have won both legs in a Champions League knockout tie against Spanish opposition since 2008-09, when Liverpool won 5-0 on aggregate against Real.

4 -  Zinedine Zidane was eliminated from a Champions League knockout tie for the first time as Real boss, having progressed from each of the previous 12.

5 -  Raheem Sterling scored his 100th goal in all competitions for City, becoming the first Englishman to reach three figures for the club since Dennis Tueart in 1981.

6 -  City forward Gabriel Jesus is just the second player to score in both legs of a Champions League knockout tie against Real for an English side, after Ruud van Nistelrooy with Manchester United in 2002-03.

7 -  Karim Benzema has scored five goals in his last six appearances in the Champions League knockout stages for Real.

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