UEFA Champions League R16 Highlights: Manchester City to face Lyon in quarters

  • UEFA Champions League R16 Highlights: Manchester City to face Lyon in quarters

UEFA Champions League R16 Highlights: Manchester City to face Lyon in quarters

Varane was robbed of possession in the ninth minute by Gabriel Jesus, allowing Raheem Sterling to give City the lead.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at home back in February, before the coronavirus shutdown, Real lost by the same scoreline at an empty Etihad Stadium to go out 4-2 on aggregate, with two Raphael Varane mistakes directly leading to City's goals.

Varane, who's considered one of the best defenders in world football, was at fault for both goals and he owned up after his errors.

The Frenchman was named Madrid manager in January 2016 and helped his side win the Champions League in his first half season in charge, defeating rivals Atletico in the final.

"I wanted to show my face".

"My team mates know I'm sad but I have to show character and get over this quickly".

"I am sorry for my teammates".

"This hasn't happened to me many times in my career but something like this can always happen, errors are made all over the pitch but in my position they have a higher price". He will be back to add to that tally over the next few years, we can be pretty sure about that.

The 27-year-old Varane, a four-time Champions League victor with Madrid and a world champion with France, was missing his usual defensive partner Sergio Ramos who was suspended and the Frenchman lost his concentration in two crucial moments. Although Karim Benzema brought the visitors level with a 28th-minute header past Ederson, it didn't prove to be enough.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he remained "proud" of his team for their achievements this season despite the Spanish giants going out of the Champions League to Manchester City in the last 16 on Friday. He fluffed two opportunities to clear the ball with Jesus taking advantage to score.