Manchester City and Real Madrid greet following the full time whistle
Manchester City and Real Madrid greet following the full time whistle
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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City advanced to the quarterfinals after a 2-1 (aggregate 4-2) victory against Real Madrid in the Champions League fixture at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus took advantage of unusual errors from Raphael Varane that led to both the goals from the Citizens.

The Englishman joined the 100-goal club for Manchester City as he slid the ball into the net just nine minutes into kickoff, owing to Varane's error.

Soon after, Karim Benzema brought Real Madrid back in the game as he converted a cross from Rodrygo with a downward header past Ederson.

City were unreal with the chances they created. After not being able to convert around five chances, City took the lead in th 68th minute with a brilliant finish from Jesus following an error from Varane, again.

Watch the highlights below:

Key stats from the match:

- Sterling has scored six goals in eight European games this season. Benzema, meanwhile, became the fourth all-time top-scorer in Champions League history with 65 goals.

- Jesus has scored 15 in 22 Champions League games so far. With the win, Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter finals for the third successive season.

- David Silva, a Manchester City legend, played his final game in Manchester

Manchester City will now face Lyon who defeated Juventus on aggregate away goals (2-2) in the other round-of-16 fixture.

The quarter final will take place on August 15 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

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