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Pep's City Hammer Zidane's Real

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Hammer Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 27, 2017 08:50 AM @KeeganKruger

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City picked up their first win the International Champions Cup on Thursday morning when they beat Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid 4-1 in Los Angeles.

Click through the gallery above to see the images from the match!

The match saw former Los Blancos fullback Danilo make his debut for the Citizens, while Dani Ceballos played his first minutes in a Real jersey.

The game started at a frantic pace, and it was the Spanish side that had the best chances to open the scoring, with Gareth Bale and Isco going close in the first 10 minutes.

City created their first real chance in the 23rd minute, when Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus combined to force Keylor Navas into a good save.

Two minutes later, Aguero managed to find some space in the Los Blancos box and forced the Costa Rican goalkeeper into another good save.

In the 28th minute, it was Real's chance to scare the English side when Casemiro found himself open in the box, but he could only place his header on to the post.

The rest of the half played out much the same and it was surprising that both teams went down the tunnel with a 0-0 scoreline.

The second half saw plenty of changes for both sides, and this seemed to have opened the game up a little bit – seven minutes into the second stanza, City hit the back of the net thanks to a header from Nicolas Otamendi.

England international Raheem Sterling made it 2-0 in the 59th minute after a magical through-ball from Belgian Kevin De Bruyne.

The 67th minute saw John Stones get on the scoresheet, with De Bruyne picking up his third assist of the match.

Brahim Diaz, who is just 17 years old, made the score 4-0 in City's favour in the 81st minute, before Real managed to get a consolation goal courtesy of a strike from Oscar Rodriguez. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jul 28, 2017 11:16 AM
In 3goats league city is the team to beat this coming season
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MR E Jul 28, 2017 12:02 AM
I hope city will show us a good football this season.
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Golden Boots Jul 27, 2017 08:39 PM
These cows were handed La Liga on a silver platter by the referees!
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jinks Jul 27, 2017 05:12 PM
these friendlies are giving pipo false hopes and conclusions.wait for the league and uef some teams wil b falling surprizingly.
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Athobe Jul 27, 2017 03:54 PM
UCL z going 2 england dis season
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k hanyi emg Jul 27, 2017 01:46 PM
We r just looking for fitness n preparing 4 nxt season where we gonna win la Liga n champions league as usual
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Pres4life Jul 27, 2017 01:14 PM
The citizens should also do this in champions league where it matters most not only in friendlies
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Khosi-City Jul 27, 2017 12:31 PM
Well done the citizen
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Phikza Jul 27, 2017 12:16 PM
Wow Madricows
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Vaaltone Jul 27, 2017 12:14 PM
@Mpho Poster Pep is great its just that last season he never had players who understand his philosophy and yet again Yaya Toure was bit tense about their previous past, but with Blues you know without him in the middle City is not that fatal. Probably about Uefa thinks are yet to come.
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Mpho Poster Jul 27, 2017 12:07 PM
Chiefs won against Man U n the same Man U went on to win the tough EPL. Coaches are experimenting n also checking out players. City has nice footbal players however if they win something it will only be Arsenal's cup aka FA cup
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Jabuul Jul 27, 2017 12:04 PM
This is not uefa just a friendly match
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Jabuul Jul 27, 2017 12:04 PM
This is not uefa just a friendly match
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Mpho Poster Jul 27, 2017 12:03 PM
@Vaaltone we shal see when the League start. Last season nothing much was hapening in Chelsea n all eyes were in Pep n Mou but thy r the Champs. Yu cant judge by this friendlies n English is diferent from Spanish la liga. To me City shuld hv kept their former coach n just add 3 quality players for Uefa
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Vaaltone Jul 27, 2017 11:52 AM
What a wonderful game it was... Lol Pep is building the same hazardas monster he created at Barcelona.
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m3nga's Jul 27, 2017 11:38 AM
not becoz CR7 waz not there..it's becoz modric can't play without kroos..
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m3nga's Jul 27, 2017 11:33 AM
impossible..
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clemz7 Jul 27, 2017 11:18 AM
That was too much
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Mnune Jul 27, 2017 10:49 AM
This club nje kodwa.. Why not just buy the MTN8, Telkom Cup, ABSA league, Nedbank cup replicas and save the rest of the money..
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@Real Pirates Fc but City was without Mendy,Silva and Bernado aswell

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