Jack Grealish forced to delete historic pro-Real Madrid tweet after Man City's shock defeat to Spanish champs

MANCHESTER CITY'S record signing Jack Grealish has been forced to delete an old pro-Real Madrid tweet following the club's Champions League exit.

The Citizens crashed out of Europe's premier competition on Wednesday night after losing 6-5 on aggregate in the semi-final.

Pep Guardiola's men went into the second leg leading 4-3 after an enthralling encounter at the Etihad last week.

And they looked as though were set to book their place in back-to-back European Cup finals when Riyad Mahrez broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute.

They should have put the game to bed in the 87th minute when Grealish missed two chances to make it 2-0.

The 26-year-old first had an effort cleared off the line, before having a shot expertly saved by Thibaut Courtois.


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City were instantly made to rue those missed chances as Rodrygo scored twice in injury time to send the game into extra-time.

Karim Benzema then scored the winning goal in the 95th minute from the penalty spot to break City hearts.

Following the match, an old tweet from Grealish in 2014 quickly emerged, with the post swiftly removed from his account.

Grealish, who was a teenager at the time and on the books at Aston Villa, tweeted: "Hala Madrid!!!"

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The England international was commenting on Real's 1-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory against Bayern Munich.

Ironically it was Benzema, who scored three goals against City over two legs, that scored the winner in that fixture.

To make matters worse for Grealish, Arsenal's legendary former manager Arsene Wenger slammed the player over his defending in Real's second goal.

Speaking to beIN SPORTS, he said: "When you look at 1-1, when Grealish is against [Dani] Carvajal, he is passed easily, too easily.

"Grealish must absolutely fight to stop that cross. You do not want the ball in the box, anything can happen when everybody goes forward.

"That is where City did not secure the game, defending on the sides.

"Because they conceded, even when you look when Benzema gave the ball back, they didn't really attack the ball the defenders, they made big mistakes."

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