Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro seems unable to explain the cause of his team’s defeat at home to Manchester City earlier this morning. The Brazilian national team player considered that the Premier League representative had destroyed Los Blancos in the last 15 minutes of the match.
As is known, Real Madrid did host Manchester City in the first leg match of the last 16 of the European Champions League on Thursday morning WIB (27/02). Playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, of course the host appears confident.
They immediately step on the gas since the first minute, but never able to break down Ederson Moraes’s goal until the break of the match. In the second half, Isco finally broke the deadlock, the score 1-0.
The position lasted a long time, until finally in the last 15 minutes of the match, Zinedine Zidane’s troops were devastated. In the 78th minute, Gabriel Jesus managed to conquer Thibaut Courtois’s goal to change the position to a 1-1 draw.
Four minutes before the game ended, the visitors received a penalty from the referee after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Dani Carvajal in the forbidden box. De Bruyne who advanced as aljogo successfully changed the position to 1-2, the superiority of City.
There was an attempt to equalize, but Real Madrid actually played with just 10 people in the 89th minute following a red card Sergio Ramos. As a result, the score 1-2 lasted until the long whistle sounded.
After the match, midfielder Casemiro looked confused explaining the defeat of his team, but clearly City had destroyed Madrid in the last 15 minutes.
“No explanation. We didn’t have intensity for the past 15 minutes, we lost control. Man City twice attacked and scored twice. Great team. We have no excuse,” Casemiro said, quoted by Marca.
With this defeat, Real Madrid’s move towards the quarter-finals gets heavier. His job, they must win by a margin of two goals in the second leg at Etihad Stadium not ahead.
However, Casemiro asked Real Madrid to move on, because this weekend they will face eternal rivals, Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga continued.
“We still have difficult matches this weekend. Man City is the past, now Barcelona,” Casemiro was quoted as saying by Marca.