Man City took advantage of two shocking mistakes by Raphael Varane to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their Champions League last 16-second leg on Friday and advance to the quarter-finals as Pep Guardiola came out on top in his duel with Zinedine Zidane.
The Frenchman had never been knocked out of Europe’s elite club competition as Real Madrid coach, leading them to three consecutive victories between 2016 and 2018 in his first spell before returning to the job last year.
But Madrid had been left with a mountain to climb in this tie after throwing away the lead to lose 2-1 in the first leg in Spain in February, before the coronavirus forced the competition into hibernation.
An identical defeat at an empty Etihad Stadium means it is City who advance 4-2 on aggregate.
While Lyon qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday despite losing 2-1 to Juventus in Turin.
A goal up after winning February’s first leg, French side Lyon will face Man City at the final tournament in Lisbon after drawing 2-2 on aggregate and going through on away goals.
Lyon squeezed past the Italian champions thanks to Memphis Depay’s 12th-minute penalty which put Rudi Garcia’s side two goals ahead in the tie damning Juve needing at least 3 goals on the night if it intends to make the Quarter-Finals. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a couple of goals for Juve but it wasn’t enough on the night.
Though he made history on the night becoming the first player to score more than 35 goals for Juventus in a single season across all competition.
However Juve performed poorly and Lyon managed to hold on to set up a clash with Pep Guardiola’s City, who put out 13-time winners Real Madrid, on August 15.
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