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UCL: Wenger blames Grealish for Man City fall at Real Madrid

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Arsenal icon, Arsene Wenger, singled out Jack Grealish for criticism after Manchester City lost their Champions League semifinal at Real Madrid.

Wenger believes Grealish was at fault for Real’s second goal that sent the tie into extra time, resulting in Karim Benzema’s match-winning penalty.

He said: “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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There were astonishing scenes at the Bernabeu late on and it had looked as though Pep Guardiola’s men were cruising into the final against Liverpool.

But Rodrygo poached a goal to make it 1-1 and then headed home in stoppage time just two minutes later to send the tie into extra time.

Benzema then won and converted a penalty in the first period and Real killed the clock for the remaining minutes, with Fernandinho coming closest for City.

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