Pep Guardiola Furious At Manchester City Star After He Wasted an Effort To Score Against Real Madrid

Riyad Mahrez witnessed Pep Guardiola’s temperament after his poor decision-making in front of goal rendered Manchester City’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid open. The Algerian winger had an opportunity to put City 3-0 up after a Kevin De Bruyne’s header and Gabriel Jesus’ strike had given the English side a great start against Los Blancos.

According to a report via Daily Star, Guardiola can be seen raging at Riyad Mahrez after he failed to make a pass to Phil Foden who was free inside the 18-yard-box but chose to shoot instead.

The Spanish manager got up from his technical area to give the Algerian winger a serious scolding after the incident.

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The failure of Man City to end the tie was almost immediately punished by a Real Madrid goal as Mahrez was left to rue his error after Karim Benzema’s first-time volley 33 minutes in.

Real Madrid would fancy their chances of making another Champions League final after they earned a decent 4-3 loss and will try to upturn the result at the Santiago Bernabeu in the return fixture.

Guardiola congratulates Real Madrid

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola hailed Real Madrid after Manchester City defeated the Spanish giants 4-3 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie. According to The Express, The Catalan coach labelled Real Madrid ‘so good’ and praised their mentality of always fighting back despite being down for most of the game.

Real Madrid will host the Premier League champions in the return leg on May 4 with the winner on aggregate to face either Liverpool or Villareal in the final.

Guardiola ‘Goes Mad’ after Vinicius Jr nutmegged Fernandinho

Earlier, Sports Brief reported footage of Pep Guardiola’s reaction to Vinicius Junior’s goal against Manchester City has gone viral. The Brazilian attacker outsmarted his compatriot Fernandinho before darting to the Mn City half to score an amazing goal in one of Real Madrid’s consolation goals against the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola envisaged danger the moment Vinicius nutmegged his marker and when the Brazilian scored, the astute tactician rushed to one of his backroom staff in what appeared to be angry gesticulations.

Source: Sports Brief News

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