Manchester City and Real Madrid played out a pulsating Champions League semi-final first leg tie at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening.
City looked they would run away with it in the opening 10 minutes as goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus gave them a two-goal lead.
Real could have found themselves even further down but they halved the deficit courtesy of the brilliant Karim Benzema.
Phil Foden made it 3-1 just after half-time, only for Vinicius Jr to cut the gap once again with a stunning solo goal.
Bernardo Silva then scored a howitzer to make it 4-2, but Benzema had the final say as he scored an outrageous Panenka with seven minutes remaining.
Silva’s goal was brilliant. Benzema’s penalty was classy. But the goal of the game was scored by Vinicius.
The Brazilian ruined his compatriot, Fernandinho, on the half-way line with an incredible bit of skill.
He then charged away from Fernandinho and at City’s back line. before cooly finishing past Ederson.
It was a stunning goal and you can watch it below…
Vinícius Júnior, THAT IS CLASS! 🤩
Just as Phil Foden regained Man City’s two-goal lead Real Madrid strike back once again!
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2022
And watch a close-up clip of his skill on Fernandinho below…
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 26, 2022
Pep Guardiola’s reaction to Vinicius’ goal and his skill on Fernandinho was caught on fan footage.
And to say he was gutted after seeing Vinicius destroy his veteran midfielder would be an understatement.
After seeing the skill and Vinicius racing away, Guardiola put his hands on his head and sank to his knees.
He then went over to the fourth official to complain after Vinicius scored. Watch it below…
Pep’s reaction to Vinicius’ goal 😂 pic.twitter.com/n6tLlvUz1u
— TC (@totalcristiano) April 26, 2022
Real will welcome City to the Santiago Bernabeu for their second leg tie on May 4.
City go into the game with a slight advantage but it’s still all to play for. The game at the Etihad was a thriller, let’s hope the game in Madrid is even better.