Manchester City immediately became the toast of England following their 2-1 defeat of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium as Kevin De Bruyne emerging as Man of The Match.
It was a well deserved victory for the Sky-Blue side, after all English teams who had played earlier lost their first-legs and putting some doubt over an English side reaching the quarterfinal stage.
Defending champions Liverpool lost by 1-0 to Atletico Madrid, Tottenham also lost by same margin to Leipzig, while former Champions Chelsea were humiliated by 3-0 at the Stamford Bridge.
But it was Manchester City who salvaged the image of England in the first-leg, inflicting a painful victory over 13 times Champions Real Madrid before their home crowd.
The victory is the first ever win Manchester City will record against Madrid, and the second they would get against the top two Spanish giants after defeating Barcelona by 3-1 in 2017 at the Etihad Stadium.
It was the kind of victory the Abu Dhabi family looked up to get against a European elites club when they invested in Manchester City about 12 years ago.
The home-side enjoyed more possession than the visiting side, but it was the visitors who made more attempts on goal and that gave the desired result.
As at now, City remains the only English side to keep England’s hope alive following their performance against Madrid.
Real Madrid will face an uphill task on March Tuesday 17, when they travel to Etihad Stadium to see the possibility of getting a well deserved victory that will see them through to the quarterfinal stage.
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