Scoring: Isco 60 – Jesus 78, De Bruyne pen 83

Playing at home at the Bernabeu, Real was inferior to Man City for most of the match.

Coach Guardiola surprised by using four attacking players: Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne.

De Bruyne (left) is the trigger for Man City.

The away team created the first dangerous opportunity in the 20th minute. De Bruyne escaped the pincer between Casemiro and Luka Modric to receive the ball from Silva.

De Bruyne continues to play the role of Man City’s detonator.

The home team only created one dangerous opportunity in the first half, originating from Ferland Mendy’s cross on the left wing in the 30th minute. Central defender Aymeric Laporte misjudged the drop point, allowing Karim Benzema to head the ball into the far corner.

Man City maintained their tempo and tactical plan in the second half.

Man City beat Real

Isco opened the score.

Mahrez will regret the three previous missed opportunities, when Real suddenly opened the score.

Real almost increased the score to 2-0 in the 70th minute, with Ramos’ long-range shot.

Guardiola’s adjustment took effect in the 78th minute. De Bruyne described a sudden right-and-right attack in the penalty area, then hooked the ball into the 5m50 box.

Man City beat Real

Jesus headed in to equalize the score 1-1.

Before Real could calm down, they had to concede a second goal.

Real continued to suffer big losses when captain Sergio Ramos received a red card in the 86th minute. Jesus escaped and faced the goalkeeper, forcing Ramos to foul from behind.

In the extra minutes, Man City repeatedly blocked the field, but could not increase the gap.

Competition list

Real: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Valverde, Casemiro, Modric (Vazquez 84), Vinicius Jr (Bale 75), Benzema, Isco (Jovic 84).

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte (Fernandinho 33), Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Jesus, B. Silva (Sterling 73).