Man City vs Real Madrid LIVE SCORE: Gabriel Jesus puts City back in front after TWO Varane howlers in Champions League – The Sun

MAN CITY are closing in on the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to two howlers from Raphael Varane.

Gabriel Jesus intercepted the ball from the Frenchman to give Raheem Sterling a tap in early on, before Karim Benzema equalised with a header.

But Jesus robbed Varane again in the second half to put City back in front.

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    87. Rodri is down with cramp, Valverde is close by to assist.

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    86. Madrid go up the other end, a cross gets put into the City box, Laporte rises higher than Benzema to head it clear.

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    CHANCE!

    85. So close to a perfect sign off! Silva takes the free-kick and sees his effort scrape the roof of the net!

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    84. De Bruyne wins a free-kick 30 yards from goal as he is pushed over by Kroos.

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    83. Last throw of the dice from Zidane.

    His side need to go for it and indeed they are as they have a change of formation, two up top in Jovic and Benzema.

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    81. Jovic, Valverde and Vázquez are all coming on for Carvajal, Modric and Hazard.

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    80. Sterling is replaced by David Silva, he is on for his final appearance at the Etihad.

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    80. De Bruyne turns Modric and is hacked down for doing so.

    Modric goes into the book.

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    78. Not only have Madrid's backline been poor, but Madrid's big money signing in Hazard has too.

    You want your best players to turn up in the big games, and the only one to do so has been Benzema.

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    75. Jesus is picked out by Rodri, he runs towards a disjointed Madrid backline. He decides to go it alone instead of playing it to De Bruyne and sends his shot over the bar.

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    74. Courtois bails out Carvajal this time! A poor back pass almost lands at the feet of Sterling.

    So many mistakes from this Madrid backline!

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    72. Penalty appeal from City as Sterling goes down under pressure. Carvajal is the wrong side of him, certainly a tight call.

    Play continued and Walker has a shot saved.

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    70. Varane loses the ball again, Sterling plays it across the box to Silva who twists and turns and instead of teeing up De Bruyne he goes solo and his shot wins a corner.

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    69. Asensio clips the ball to the back post in search of Benzema, Ederson does well to claw it away.

    The ball is then hung up for Modric inside the box but his shot is blocked by Gundogan.

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    68. Rodri punts the ball long, Varane's initial header is a poor one, his second header plays the Brazilian through on goal and he slides it past Courtois.

  • GOOOAAALLL!!!

    JESUS CAPITALISES ON YET ANOTHER VARANE MISTAKE!

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    66. Foden is making way for Bernardo Silva.

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    CHANCE!

    65. Brilliant save from Courtois! Gundogan plays it to Jesus who drops the shoulder and shoots, the keeper does well to tip it over!

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    CHANCE!

    63. Asensio finds his way in behind the City backline after a good pass from Kroos, he lays it off to Benzema who cuts onto his right foot and shoots straight at Ederson.

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    61. Benzema does well to capitalise on a City mistake, he finds himself on the edge of the box, he goes to shoot but Laporte gets a block in.

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    61. First sub of the game as Rodrygo is replaced by Asensio.

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    60. De Bruyne gets down the right hand side, he smashes his cross across the box but no one is there to tap it in.

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    58. City enjoying a good spell of possession, De Bruyne is trying to play the balls in between the lines but they're just not getting through.

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    CHANCE!

    56. De Bruyne is played through on goal one-on-one, Militao and Carvajal do well to catch up.

    He sells Militao a dream before Carvajal got it clear for a corner.

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    CHANCE!

    54. Casemiro gives the ball away to Foden, he drives at the Madrid backline and cuts in on his left foot.

    He then lays it to Gundogan who then plays Sterling through on goal, Courtois was quick off his line to sweep up the danger and stop Sterling form getting a second.

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