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These two sides meet again in Manchester in three weeks then. City's attentions will turn to the EFL Cup final against Aston Villa this weekend for now, while Madrid have to pick themselves up to face Barcelona in El Clasico. They can't afford to mope for long. That's all for now. Goodbye!
You have to fancy City to make it through to the quarter-finals of this competition now. Benjamin Mendy will be a loss for them in the second leg, but Madrid will have to play far, far better if they want to turn this tie around. Zidane has plenty of work to do.
It's a historic night for Manchester City. They get their first ever win over Real Madrid, on their own patch no less. Sure, this may not be the Madrid side of a few seasons ago. However, City still outplayed Madrid all game, despite losing Laporte to injury and having to come from behind after Isco scored against the run of play. That is a mighty statement of intent.
90' + 3'
FULL TIME: REAL MADRID 1-2 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 2'
Madrid miss their last chance! Walker switches off and Ferland Mendy has all the time in the world to get on the end of Vazquez's cross. However, the full-back can't get his feet together and scuffs the shot wide. That would have been an equaliser Madrid scarcely deserve.
90' + 1'
Sterling receives the ball from Gundogan and cuts inside from the left, making his way to the centre of the box. When he eventually shoots, it's straight at Courtois. Another goal would have been the icing on the cake for City.
Carvajal fouls Sterling down City's left flank. The winger's made the difference for City since coming on. There'll be three minutes of injury time in this match.
What a night this is turning out to be for City. They'll be deserved victors if they win this. They've had Madrid's number all game, despite facing several setbacks.
Mahrez takes the free-kick, right on the edge of the Madrid box. The Algerian fizzes a left-footed effort wide of the wall but it's nothing Courtois can't handle.
RED CARD FOR RAMOS! Jesus pounces on a mistake by the Madrid back line and is through on goal. Ramos catches Jesus with his trailing leg and the Madrid captain has to go! What will that do to the complexion of this tie?
Madrid make their final change. Jovic is on for Isco.
Madrid decide to respond to going behind. Modric makes way for Vazquez.
This is the first time that De Bruyne has scored and assisted in a Champions League game. The Belgian is without a doubt one of the best midfielders in the world right now. He might even be the best.
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GOAL! 2-1 CITY! De Bruyne makes no mistake from the spot, sending Courtois the wrong way and dragging the penalty into the bottom left corner. It's his 50th goal for City!
PENALTY FOR CITY! Sterling takes on Carvajal and the full-back clumsily brings down the England winger just as he enters the box. Can City steal an away win in Madrid?
Madrid are still threatening intermittently. Ferland Mendy gets down the left and crosses in. Bale heads wide from the centre of the box.
The momentum is back with City again. Mahrez finds Jesus in the box but the Brazilian heads over from very close range.
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De Bruyne's flicked cross for that goal was lovely - with his right foot, on the swivel. It's the least the visitors deserve for their efforts.
GOAL! 1-1 CITY! Jesus gets behind Ramos to flick in De Bruyne's cross with his head. City are back in the game! They also have a valuable away goal.
City press Madrid into their own half. Courtois's long kick hands City possession. Sterling latches onto a direct pass, passes back to De Bruyne and...
Bale makes his first contribution since coming on. Ferland Mendy slides the Welshman in down the left and Bale's shot from the left of the box is blocked by Otamendi.
De Bruyne floats the free-kick in but Courtois is straight off his line to claim it. City would love an away goal to take back to Manchester.
Vinicius is the player to make way. Bale comes on to replace him.
City take the free-kick and quickly get another as Casemiro makes a foul. Now Madrid will make a change.
City make that change. Sterling comes on for Bernardo Silva.
City slow the game down briefly as they look to lower Madrid's momentum. They get a free-kick in the centre of the park as Benzema trips Gundogan. A City substitution is coming now.
Modric walks over to take the corner from the left. Ederson makes the decision early to come out of his goal and snaps the delivery up at the second attempt.
Chance for Madrid! Fernandinho makes a fantastic block to stop Ramos' shot after the Madrid captain makes a run into the box. City are hanging on. It's a Madrid corner.
Casemiro curls in a cross that Otamendi heads away. City are in a tricky position now - they'd obviously like to score but may not want to risk going a further goal down ahead of the second leg.
Madrid seem back in control now. Otamendi has Ferland Mendy lurking around him and punts clear when Madrid look to pass to the full-back.
It's almost 2-0 to Madrid here. Casemiro slides Valverde in down the right. Valverde puts in a weighted cross that's just a touch too close to Ederson for Benzema to knock it in. Ederson snaffles it up. City have to be careful they don't make this situation worse now.
City try to make amends for their mistake. De Bruyne carries the ball down the left and creates some space to fire in a low cross from the byline. Varane hooks it away.
Modric looks to send Benzema away. Fernandinho reads the situation well and snuffs the chance out comfortably. What a player he's been for City over the years. He looks like he's played centre-back all his life.
Guardiola appeals for a handball as Modric takes the ball down from the air, apparently with his shoulder. The Madrid fans and the referee give him short thrift.
That's Isco's first goal in the Champions League knockout stages since May 2017. City have really shot themselves in the foot in conceding that, just as they were starting to assert their dominance.
Credit to Vinicius, who's been Madrid's best player. City's defensive sloppiness has cost them there though.
GOAL! 1-0 MADRID! That's totally against the run of play! Otamendi's pass into Rodri is poor and Madrid press. Walker should clear but doesn't, Vinicius intercepts and finds Isco alone in the box, who can't miss!
Benjamin Mendy's shot from the left is blocked. That'll be a City corner. Madrid don't fully get it away and Fernandinho drags a shot wide. Madrid surely can't go much longer without a substitution.
Madrid get their first chance in a while as Isco nods a routine header at Ederson at the far post.
Mahrez has two chances! First, the Algerian completes a lovely turn from Jesus' pass to fire a shot straight at Courtois. Shortly after, Mahrez beats the offside trap to latch onto a ball over the top. He's only got Courtois to beat and the keeper denies him! Madrid are pushing their luck now.
Madrid show signs of life as Vinicius is set through on goal down the left. The Brazilian gets into the box and takes a tumble under pressure from Walker but it's never a penalty. He had no one to cross the ball to anyway.
Modric is booked for that foul on Mahrez. Zidane must surely be considering changes.
Valverde looks to flick the ball through midfield as City close down ferociously. City come away with the ball and Mahrez looks to run onto it, only to be clipped by Modric.
Walker breezes past Vinicius but can't beat Ferland Mendy who pokes the ball out for a City corner. De Bruyne fizzes it in and Madrid clear it easily enough. They can't counter though as Vinicius pushes over Mahrez.
Madrid get significant numbers in the box for one of the first times in this game, but fail to get the ball in. City counter-attack and Mahrez's attempt to bend a shot into the top left corner doesn't quite come off. More warning signs for Madrid.
Valverde gets a yellow card for a cynical challenge on Gundogan. We know what skulduggery he's capable of after his exploits in the Supercopa de Espana.
Casemiro is handed a free-kick by City on the edge of his box as Mahrez and Gundogan close him down. It's a shame for them, as the midfielder had played himself into a spot of bother.
City get the second half underway. No changes for either side at half-time.
It seems obvious that Madrid need a change at half-time. The home side had just three shots in that first half, their fewest by half-time at the Bernabeu in the Champions League since November 2013. Will we see Bale come off the bench sooner rather than later?
Madrid are fortunate not to be a goal behind here. City have been extremely disciplined at limiting Madrid's chances and have grown into the game as it's gone on. Madrid looked short of ideas, their best chance coming from Benzema's header. Isco has been borderline invisible. More after the break!
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HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
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What a chance for City to score before half-time! City win a corner down their left. De Bruyne fires it towards the near post, Courtois flaps and Jesus' shot is cleared off the line! Ramos' positioning is all wrong and he almost puts it into his own net, but Casemiro spares his blushes.
There'll be two added minutes here. It's been a great first half for City. Vinicius gets the ball near the halfway line and looks to get a head of steam. Walker is on the scene quickly to nick it off him.
City are getting more time on the ball now. Vinicius hands the ball to Gundogan. Of course, if you give possession to City, you're unlucky to get it back for some time.
Valverde gets a knock on the head from Mahrez, who concedes a foul. Valverde goes off temporarily for treatment.
The tireless De Bruyne wins possession for City. The visitors pop it around, with Madrid putting no pressure on City at all. The home fans don't seem happy with their team's performance so far.
Vinicius looks Madrid's brightest spark so far. The winger twists Walker's blood for a while before cutting back for a team-mate. Unfortunately for him, no one in a white shirt is there. City clear.
City get another shot on target as Bernardo Silva gets possession from Jesus, firing quickly into the arms of Courtois. No real threat to Madrid's goal there.
Benzema wins a free-kick as he's brought down by Rodrigo. Madrid whip the ball in but City get a free-kick of their own as Valverde fouls Fernandinho.
Gundogan is in temporary trouble as he challenges Modric for the ball and the Croatian lands on his ankle. Thankfully the German looks to be able to continue.
Laporte walks off, shaking his head with disappointment. Fernandinho replaces him at centre-back for City.
Laporte looks to be in difficulty. It seems like he'll have to go off. It's a sad sight to see - the City defender is having a horrid season with injuries.
Chance for Madrid - and what a chance it is! Ferland Mendy sends a high cross in. Benzema gets on the end of it and heads it for the bottom left corner, but Ederson dives to his right to keep it out! Vinicius slips when he really should tap it into the net, and Casemiro blazes over. A let-off for City.
Benjamin Mendy earns the first yellow card of the game as he brings Isco down on the flank. He'll miss the second leg of this tie now.
City get another opportunity. De Bruyne dummies Benjamin Mendy's low cross to allow Mahrez to find him on the run. The Belgian shoots first time with his right foot but puts too much power into it, blasting high and wide.
Carvajal plays a poor pass and Jesus is on it like a flash. The Brazilian approaches the penalty area from the left, but Carvajal gets back well to stop him getting a shot away.
Vinicius jinks past two City defenders to get into the box. Mahrez charges in to win the ball and takes a risk in running across his own goal. The Algerian gets lucky by winning a free-kick when Vinicius brings him down.
Only Madrid and City's two strikers Benzema and Jesus have had fewer touches of the ball than De Bruyne's nine so far. Guardiola's tactic to stymie Madrid is a strange one, but it seems to be working so far.
City take the corner short and get nowhere with it. Vinicius goes hunting on the counter-attack and is illegally stopped by Rodrigo, who otherwise goes unpunished. A tactical foul if ever there was one.
Big save by Courtois! City get the first chance of the game as De Bruyne threads Jesus behind Madrid's defence. Jesus cuts onto his right foot and fires straight at Madrid's keeper, who pushes it away. Ferland Mendy puts it out for a corner.
The home fans jeer as City play it very languidly at the back, showing no urgency to get forward. Mendy carries his team forward but over-commits to his dribble, allowing Casemiro to dispossess him.
Rodrigo wins the ball back for City after giving it away, allowing the visitors to settle in possession. Jesus has now moved up front for City, while De Bruyne has come out to the left flank. We'll see how long that lasts.
Isco chips in a cross from the left of the box from Vinicius' ball. Benjamin Mendy beats Benzema to the header and Varane gets the follow-up shot very wrong, skying it.
City are struggling to counter-attack at the moment, partly becuase of how they're set up. To demonstrate the point, Jesus intercepts the ball from Carvajal but has no one to pass to. It's very odd. Has Guardiola out-thought himself again?
Vinicius makes his first cameo of the game as he takes on Walker, who allows the Brazilian to cross the ball in from the left. City manage to clear it.
City's formation is a source of curiosity here. Jesus and Mahrez are playing very wide and look to be tasked with tracking Madrid's full-backs, leaving De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva as their most central players.
Valverde gives away the first foul of the game, catching Gundogan as the German intercepts Modric's pass. City concede possession and Ferland Mendy gallops forward for Madrid, only for Walker to put a stop to the attack.
Unusually for them, City seem content to let Madrid have the ball early on. Casemiro angles a pass from his own half towards Carvajal. Benjamin Mendy leaps high to head it out for a throw-in.
Modric pings a nice pass wide to Carvajal. However, Madrid only have Valverde in the box so Carvajal elects to pass back. You can understand why both sides are starting this tie cautiously.
It seems like City are playing in a 4-2-3-1 with De Bruyne in the hole. Ederson kicks the ball forward for Mahrez to chase but it rolls straight through to Courtois.
City go on the attack early on as Benjamin Mendy curls a cross in from deep. Ramos' clearance is poor and lands to Bernardo Silva whose shot from the left of the box is blocked by Carvajal.
Madrid get this clash of the titans underway!
The two sides are out on the Bernabeu pitch. Madrid will play in wear their iconic all-white home kit. City are in their all-black away kit.
This tie will be a big test of City's abilities. Madrid have prevailed in their last four Champions League knockout ties against English sides. City have also never defeated Madrid in four previous meetings, losing both their away games here at the Bernabeu. What's more, Madrid have scored in their last 22 home games in the knockout stages. Guess who were the last side to stop them? Pep Guardiola's Barcelona, back in 2011. Will the Madrid juggernaut roll on, or can Guardiola inspire City through to the next round?
Madrid make three changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Levante last time out in LaLiga. Eden Hazard misses out with an ankle injury he sustained in that game, so Vinicius replaces him. Valverde and Mendy also come in. Benzema becomes the sixth player to make 100 Champions League appearances for Madrid. There are two changes to City's team from their 1-0 win over Leicester. Otamendi and Jesus start ahead of Fernandinho and Aguero.
SUBS: Claudio Bravo, David Silva, Phil Foden, Joao Cancelo, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy; Kevin De Bruyne (c), Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva.
SUBS: Alphonse Areola, Luka Jovic, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, Gareth Bale.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos (c), Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Isco.
Standing in City's way are perennial European Cup winners Madrid. Zinedine Zidane's side ended City's best chance of victory to date with a 1-0 aggregate win in the semi-finals back in 2016 as they went on to lift the cup for an 11th time. Make no mistake - this will be a clash of heavyweights. Enjoy!
This could be Man City's last chance of European glory for a while. City's Champions League performances have been the one disappointment of Pep Guardiola's reign so far. With City currently appealing their ban from European competition, the Premier League champions will now be doubly motivated to finally win the trophy this season.
Hello! Welcome to our live text commentary of this UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid.