French defender Rafael Varane, the Real Madrid player, did not wait long, and after the Manchester City match, he admitted responsibility for his team’s exit from the Champions League.
Manchester City knocked Real Madrid out of the 16th round of the Champions League, after it repeated its 2-1 victory over Varane, who directly caused two goals to shake his team’s goal.
Varane committed a terrible mistake in the 9th minute of the first half inside the area, so Jesus snatched the ball from him and passed it towards Raheem Sterling, who easily followed it into the net.
Real Madrid managed to equalize when Rodrygo passed a perfect ball into the area, and Benzema followed it into the net (28).
Varane committed another fatal mistake when he returned the ball to his goalkeeper, but Jesus blunted it over Courtois to give his team the lead again (68)
“I want to face the fans and admit my mistakes. I am responsible for Real Madrid’s loss. It is completely my responsibility,” Varane said after the match.
“We were in good shape and preparations were good before the match, but when you make mistakes, you pay a high price,” he added.
“Such mistakes cannot happen. A very complicated and difficult night for me,” he said.
“But as a man, I must take responsibility and admit the mistake. Sad for my team-mates who gave everything on the field. I am responsible today.”
It is noteworthy that Manchester City hit a date with Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after the French team succeeded in eliminating Juventus