The coronavirus outbreak sweeping across the globe has brought a halt to pretty much all football.
Were the pandemic not crippling civilisation, fans would be tuning in to Manchester City vs Real Madrid tonight in what was set to be a mouth-watering Champions League tie.
Pep Guardiola’s side emerged victorious in the first meeting between the two sides, with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne sealing a famous 2-1 win.
We may never know the outcome of the tie due in real-life to the coronavirus outbreak, but UEFA are optimistic that the Champions League will return in the next few months.
But in times of turmoil, you have to make the best out of a bad situation and that’s exactly what we here at GIVEMESPORT have decided to do.
A late goal from Luka Modric (a header if you can believe it) sealed a 1-0 win for Los Blancos, but City qualify for the last eight on away goals.
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The first big chance of the game fell to Vinicius Junior, with the fleet-footed Brazilian bursting clear of the City defence, only to see his powerful shot well saved at the near post by Ederson.
City’s ‘keeper was called into action again in the 27th-minute, but Modric’s shot when clean through was tipped over the bar by the Brazilian shot-stopper.
The hosts struggled to get going throughout and despite seeing more of the ball in the second half, meaningful chances were impossible to come by for Guardiola’s men.
It was Real who delivered the first big moment of the second half on 82 minutes, as Gareth Bale’s cross was cooly headed past Ederson by Modric to give Real serious hope in the tie.
Zidane thought his side had done it with two minutes of normal time remaining, but Rodrygo Goes saw his effort from inside the box miraculously stopped by Ederson.
Real just couldn’t make their dominance count and Guardiola will be breathing a HUGE sigh of relief tonight.
Who needs real football when you’ve got FIFA 20, eh?
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