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‘It was great for the fans’ – Phil Foden left sobered despite Real Madrid thriller as Man City failed to ‘kill’ them.

MANCHESTER CITY striker Phil Foden lamented not being able to ‘kill’ Real Madrid after a stunning 4-3 win in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Pep Guardiola’s team led by two goals three times epic thriller at the Etihad on Tuesday nightbut at every opportunity the Elected Spanish champion defended himself.

Man City and Real Madrid played a Champions League classic at the Etihad

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Man City and Real Madrid played a Champions League classic at the EtihadPhoto credit: Reuters
Phil Foden scored Man City's third goal of the game early in the second half

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Phil Foden scored Man City’s third goal of the game early in the second halfPhoto credit: Getty
Two goals from Karim Benzema - including a stunning Panenka penalty - helped Madrid stay ahead

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Two goals from Karim Benzema – including a stunning Panenka penalty – helped Madrid stay aheadCredit: AP

And while Man City have a narrow advantage over the Bernabeu for the second leg in eight days, foden admits putting the tie to bed was a missed opportunity.

Speak with BT sporthe said: “Of course it was a great football game for the spectators.

“We’re playing against a team that won Champions League many times and if we give the ball away they will punish us.

“That’s something we need to work on in the second leg. The draw is yet to come.

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“It was a great game. End to end. We started really well and could have killed them. We have to take more risks in these games.”

goals off Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Karim Benzema saw the two teams go 2-1 up at halftime.

Foden then restored the hosts’ two-goal lead before Vinicius Junior struck back again for the 13-time European champions.

A special strike by Bernhard Silva With 16 minutes remaining, City took a 4-2 lead.

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But then Aymeric Laporte headed the ball against his own outstretched arm and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

Benzema boldly doubled Panenka’s penalty and ensured the game ended 4-3 ahead of the second leg in Spain.

And Silva is already looking at the Bernabeu next Wednesday.

“I really think we were so, so good in the first 20 minutes,” said the Portuguese striker.

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“The way we pressed, how we controlled the game and created chances.

“Over the 90 minutes it felt like we could have won with a better result. Unfortunately we couldn’t use our triple two-goal difference.

“It’s the Champions League, we’re playing against one of the best teams in the world. It’s still a good result. Let’s go to the next game.”

Ahead of the Spain clash, Man City travel to Elland Road to compete there leeds in which First League Saturday night.

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