Manchester City thumped Real Madrid with impressive goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne to take control of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Isco sent Madrid ahead on the hour but goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne in the latter stages saw Pep Guardiola’s side pick up a first-leg advantage.
It got even worse for Real Madrid when they were reduced to 10 men with five minutes remaining. Ramos brought down Jesus as he ran through on goal and the defender was shown a red card.
It was the first time City had beaten Real Madrid in the Champions League and means they are in the driving seat before the second leg at the Etihad on Tuesday, 17 March.
The win will have been all the more welcome for City fans after their side were earlier this month banned from European club competitions for the next two years.
The club’s appeal against the decision has been registered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the issue will continue to overshadow their immediate future, but this display in Madrid will give them hope of progressing far in the current campaign.