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Vinicius slams referee at UCL defeat to City

Real Madrid star Vinicius has hit out at the referee after their 2:1 defeat to Manchester City in the first leg of their R16 UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday night. The Los Blancos took the lead on the night through Isco despite City's impressive display. However, they couldn't hold on to the lead as things went wrong for the hosts in the latter stages. Gabriel Jesus scored the equalizer for the Citizens and despite protests from Real Madrid players for a supposed push on Sergio Ramos, the goal stood. A foul on Raheem Sterling in the penalty box resulted in a penalty that Kevin De Bruyne coolly slotted past Thibaut Courtois to give the visitors a 2:1 lead. Sergio Ramos subsequently received his marching orders in the game after bringing down Gabriel Jesus as the last man and Vi...
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Guardiola hopeful City’s UCL ban will be overturned after seeing proof

Pep Guardiola is confident that Manchester City can take their fight against their expulsion from the UEFA Champions League to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Citizens have claimed to have irrefutable evidence that supports their case and are appealing against the two-year ban from Europe's elite club competition due to Finacial Fair Play breaches. Guardiola who reiterated his commitment to the club last week revealed that he has seen this evidence and is strongly backing the fight against the UEFA-imposed ban. He said: “We were under suspicion for a long time but we have the right to appeal. I trust the people in my club. They have explained the reasons and shown me arguments and the proof, and we are optimistic that finally if we deserve to be in the Champions League next s...
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De Bruyne admits his fears amid Man City’s UCL ban

Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will be seen as failures if they fail in their aspiration to win the UEFA Champions League this season. The Citizens head to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid in the first leg of their R16 tie on Wednesday. This is coming amid the possible two-year ban that has been handed to the side by UEFA after serious breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. Man City are appealing against the ruling although this could be their last chance to win the UCL under Pep Guardiola. The UCL title is a priority at the Etihad but has been very difficult for them to come by. "If we don't win it [the Champions League] everybody is going to say we are failures like the last five years!" he said. READ: Klopp names Liverpool’s ...