John Stones Reveals Manchester City’s Secret Tactic to Demolish Real Madrid Midfield – Unveils Key Strategy


Manchester City defender John Stones shares how his side were able to outplay Real Madrid in the last year’s Champions League fixture. The Sky Blues humbled Los Blancos in the semi-final of the competition last season.

It was the contest that saw Manchester City book their place in the UEFA Champions League final for the second time in the club’s history. The first leg at Bernabeu was a 1-1 draw preceding a very unloving second leg. The English side humiliated Madrid by a staggering 4-0 win in the second round. Goals from Manuel Akanji, Julian Alvarez and a brace from Bernardo made the aggregate 5-1. Consequently, Guardiola’s men went on to lift the Cup in Istanbul beating Inter Milan.

John Stones provides the insights of Real Madrid success

Speaking to Manchester City’s official podcast, the Englishman shares how Madrid’s man management helped them to run past them in their yard.

“The way they set up, they allowed us to do that with (Toni) Kroos and (Luka) Modric following Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo on the other side. They man marked them and created so much space for me and Rodri to get to the 18-yard box.

Sometimes I find a lot my runs when we’re high up the pitch, my movements are not to get the ball but to create space for other guys.”

The Cityzens will have the remarkable achievement of their players instilled freshly into their minds. It was a feat only achieved by their city rivals Manchester United previously in England, a historic treble. Pep Guardiola and his players defeated Arsenal in a hotly-contested Premier League title race last season, before securing an iconic win over Manchester United in a Wembley Stadium FA Cup final just a week later. Indeed, they are in a hunt for the same accolade again this

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