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Manchester City fans named Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos ‘classy’ after the German embraced Kevin De Bruyne after Friday night’s match. After months of waiting following the first leg, the Citizens and Real Madrid finally contested the reverse fixture and the Blues emerged as 4-2 aggregate victors.
Thanks to the goals of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, Pep Guardiola’s side overcame Madrid and are in the 1/4 finals of the Champions League.
One of the reasons City controlled the game as comfortably as they did was because De Bruyne, along with his midfield partners Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan, were able to win the battle in the middle of the park against the vastly experienced trio of Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro.
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It was easy to tell how hard a day it had been for the Madrid midfield as after the match Kroos gave De Bruyne a telling shake of the head, which fans interpreted as an admission from the German that De Bruyne had been the better man.
Source- Manchester Evening News