Sergio Ramos Red Card: Real Madrid captain receives a red card after he fouls on Gabriel Jesus, who was denied clear goal opportunity with it.
Sergio Ramos once again came at fore for wrong reasons as Real Madrid captain picks a red card in the final minutes of the game after fouling Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian striker had a clear goal-scoring opportunity, as he defeated the defensive setup of Los Blancos and Ramos had no other option except for fouling him or else Jesus would have probably scored.
The referee immediately spotted the foul and gave the red card to Real Madrid captain, since it was a straight red card, the VAR had the jurisdiction to have a check.
But it wasn’t investigated and Ramos had to leave the pitch. Since the foul was made outside side the box, Manchester City was given a free-kick just outside the box, Kevin De Bruyne took it but Thibaut Courtois held the ball safely.
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With this, Ramos will not play the second leg match at the Etihad Stadium because of the red card, and this makes it worse for his side, as Manchester City is ahead in the scoreline with 2 away goal advantage.
Initially, Real Madrid found the success in the game, with Isco breaking the deadlock, but Manchester City looked firm and scored and Jesus soon scored the equalizer.
Further, Manchester City received a penalty, after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Dani Carvajal inside the 18-yard-box. De Bruyne successfully converted the spot-kick to gain the lead away from home.
From here, the tie looks easy for Manchester City, considering they will face the Spanish giants at home. In the end, Pep Guardiola plans triumphed over Zinedine Zidane tonight.
If Manchester City maintains their lead in the next leg, Manchester City would be qualifying over Real Madrid for the first time in their Champions League history so far.