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Pep Guardiola rages at Riyad Mahrez for wasting Manchester City’s chance to kill off Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola rages at Riyad Mahrez for wasting Manchester City’s chance to kill off Spanish giants Real Madrid within the seven-goal Champions League semi-final thriller… because the winger might have made it 3-0

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was left raging with Riyad Mahrez determination
  • The 31-year-old determined to go for aim himself fairly than squaring for a faucet in
  • City did nevertheless find yourself sealing a 4-3 victory over Real Madrid within the first leg

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was caught on digicam raging at Riyad Mahrez after the winger wasted a chance to kill off the Champions League semi-final tie in opposition to Real Madrid.

City had been 2-0 up after simply 11 minutes of play thanks to Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus within the first leg at the Etihad Stadium. 

They might have simply stretched that lead to 3-0 moments later, however the Algerian determined to go for glory, which proved expensive.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola was caught raging at Riyad Mahrez after he wasted a chance

Man City boss Pep Guardiola was caught raging at Riyad Mahrez after he wasted a chance

The Algerian could have made it 3-0 if he had squared the ball for a tap-in instead of shooting

The Algerian might have made it 3-0 if he had squared the ball for a tap-in as a substitute of capturing

The ball fell to the 31-year-old on the counter-attack as he drove towards the Real Madrid penalty space. 

But with De Bruyne and Phil Foden to his left for help, Mahrez determined to go for aim himself fairly than squaring it for a tap-in. 

Mahrez drilled his effort into the aspect netting and his determination making left boss Guardiola fuming on the touchline.

The winger's decision making left boss Guardiola (pictured) fuming on the touchline

The winger’s determination making left boss Guardiola (pictured) fuming on the touchline

He was left to rue his mistake as Karim Benzema decreased the deficit to 2-1 simply earlier than half-time.

Phil Foden nevertheless restored their two aim cushion, regardless of each Mahrez and Foden lacking possibilities early on within the second-half 

Former England striker Alan Shearer was fast to criticise Mahrez, as he informed BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘Riyad Mahrez should not have gone for the highest proper nook, it is a easy as that. 

Former England striker Alan Shearer was quick to criticise Mahrez for his decision to shoot

Former England striker Alan Shearer was fast to criticise Mahrez for his determination to shoot

‘If he had picked his head up, he’d have seen that Phil Foden was free to his left and he is obtained a tap-in. 

‘Pep Guardiola goes berzerk on the touchline for that precise motive.’

Real Madrid ahead Vinicius Jr then caught earlier than Bernardo Silva appeared to put the sport to mattress at 4-2 with a surprise strike.

Benzema had different plans as he scored a panenka from the penalty spot after an Aymeric Laporte handball, which noticed the thrilling conflict finish 4-3 to the hosts.

City will now journey to Madrid understanding {that a} draw within the Spanish capital might be sufficient for them to progress to their second Champions League last in as a few years. 

The winners of the tie will then head to Paris for the ultimate the place they may face both Liverpool or Villarreal. 

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