Revealed: The unbelievable stat that proves Real Madrid vs Manchester City was the game of the decade

Real Madrid vs Manchester City: Phil Foden of Manchester City is challenged by Eduardo Camavinga of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 09, 2024 in Madrid, Spain.
(Image credit: Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Real Madrid vs Manchester City was always going to be blockbuster – but last night saw the last two European champions go hammer and tongs with one another in an all-time classic.

The script made for a belter, too: six different scorers, with the pendulum swinging both ways. First Manchester City went one up, then Real Madrid came back to make it 2-1 in the blink of the eye. City then made it 3-2, before Los Blancos equalised: you could barely stop for breath.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.