Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus capitalise on poor Real errors to reach last eight in Lisbon on August 15
Manchester City capitalised on two Raphael Varane errors as they made it through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Etihad (4-2 on aggregate).
The hosts added to their first leg advantage early on as a lackadaisical Varane was caught in possession on his own byline by Gabriel Jesus, who squared for Raheem Sterling to tap home for his 100th Manchester City goal (9).
It didn’t change much for Real, still needing two away goals to qualify, and they got a first through Karim Benzema’s header from a Rodrygo cross (28).
But it was chaos in the second period as Real continued to mess around with the ball deep in their half, and City eventually killed the tie off as Jesus nipped in to capitalise on a weak Varane header to brilliantly poke home from an angle (68).
Pep Guardiola’s City, chasing that elusive first Champions League crown, will now travel to Lisbon for the single-leg quarter-final against Lyon, on August 15.
The quarter-final takes place on Saturday August 15 at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon, before a potential semi-final on Wednesday August 19.
The final will be played at Estadio da Luz on Sunday August 23.
Quarter-final draw in full
- Atalanta vs PSG (August 12)
- RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid (August 13)
- Napoli or Barcelona vs Chelsea or Bayern (August 14)
- Manchester City vs Lyon (August 15)
- Manchester City or Lyon vs Napoli/Barcelona or Chelsea/Bayern Munich (August 19)
- RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta or Paris Saint-Germain (August 18)
- Sunday August 23
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