Manchester City edge Real Madrid in 4-3 thriller but Benzema keeps tie alive

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Watching Pep Guardiola watch this Champions League semi-final thriller, in which a healthy first-leg lead appeared on for his Manchester City team at various points, was to witness a manager in the grip of agony.

He was incandescent when Riyad Mahrez lashed into the side-netting with Phil Foden on for the square pass in front of goal. That could have been 3-0 for City after 26 minutes.

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Written by David Hytner at the Etihad Stadium
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