Raphael Varane made headlines after the game in which Manchester City defeated Real Madrid in the Second Leg of the Champions league by 2-1 with an aggregate of (4-2) which could have been more humiliating if City players were more clinical in their finishing.
The Suspension of the Team Captain Sergio Ramos presence was missed as the Real’s Defence was unlocked by the City attackers in quite a fashion and of all player it was Raphale Varane was the one who had a miserable outing leading to two major errors which gifted city two goals. The French international has won everything the World Cup, the Champions league and the League but the pressure was too much to handle for him as his side was struggling against a rampant City team.
The forward attacking press was too much for the away side as Gabriel Jesus out muscled Varane winning the ball deep in the Madrid penalty area and provided an assist Rahem Sterling for a simple tap in the 9th minute of the game, the game plan was obvious for the home side but the Madrid players were seen chasing shadows on the field while City outclassed them in the tactical play as well, though a resurgence was seen when Karim Benzema put in the header in the 28th minute making the tie ever more interesting, though it was not enough to hold off the city attacks as Kevin De Bruyne stole the show and was at peak of his powers along side Raheem Sterling who had his 100 goal of his Man City career.
Though champions league being champions league the victory wasn’t assured to City until another major Error by Varane while heading the ball back to his keeper and was pounced by Gabriel Jesus with a deft finish which saw City lead 2-1 and making sure of their Victory in the 68th minute.
After the match with his disappointing performance Raphael Varane, taking the blame for the defeat, said ” The defeat was mine”.