Is Yaya Toure curse responsible for Guardiola’s Champions League woes?
Fans believe Yaya Toure’s curse on Pep Guardiola is the reason why Real Madrid knocked out Manchester City.
Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 3-1 in a second leg Champions League semi final played on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Manchester City came into the second leg after a 4-3 victory at the Etihad Stadium against Real Madrid.
The first half at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium did not provide any goals as both sides went to the halftime break level.
All three goals in the game were scored in the second half. Manchester City broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute when Algerian wide man Riyad converted a ball through to him by Bernado Silva.
Manchester City seemed destined for a return to the Champions League final with just two minutes to go.
Substitute Rodrygo equalized for Real Madrid from a ball by Karim Benzema in the 90th minute.
Two minutes into additional time, Rodrygo scored his second of the game from a deflected ball by Marco Asensio.
The game proceeded to extra time as Real Madrid were able to make a comeback on aggregate.
Benzema was brought down by Ruben Dias to start the first half and the Frenchman stepped up dispatch the spot-kick.
Could Yaya Toure’s curse be the reason for Pep Guardiola’s Champions League woes?