‘Excuse of a player’ – These Real Madrid fans slam ‘useless’ attacker’s display vs Man City

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Some Real Madrid supporters massively criticised the performances of superstars Eden Hazard and Raphael Varane after they crashed out of the Champions League to Manchester City this evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side won 2-1 on the night, giving them a 4-2 aggregate win, the Citizens looked in control throughout the entire match and got off to a flying start.

Raphael Varane made his first costly mistake of the night when he hesitated on the ball in the 8th minute, leaving Gabriel Jesus to snatch the ball and square it to Raheem Sterling for a simple tap in.

Madrid’s best player of the season, Karim Benzema, gave them a fighting chance with a lovely header in the 27th minute after some great link-up play with starlet Rodrygo.

The best performer over the two legs, Gabriel Jesus, proved that very honour by capitalising on another blunder from Varane to bury Madrid’s hopes in the 67th minute.

Here’s how some of the Real Madrid faithful have reacted to the result:

Varane’s error-filled performance was certainly a shock, it’s out of character for the Frenchman. Hazard on the other hand has endured a difficult debut season and didn’t fare at all well tonight.

With no major business touted from Los Blancos this summer, and the Madrid outfit being triumphant in La Liga, it will be interesting to see whether there are actually big changes on the way next season.

Guardiola’s tactics have worked perfectly over the two legs, the midfield battle was key as well and the Citizens deserve credit for nullifying the threat of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro.

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