Pep surpasses Mou, Sir Alex UCL record

UEFA Champions League

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has broken an incredible UEFA Champions League record previously held by Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti.

Guardiola produced a tactical masterclass on Wednesday evening as City overcame the record 13-time European champions in the first leg round of 16 clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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With Kevin De Bryune starring in a false-nine role, the Citizens produced a second-half comeback with Gabriel Jesus and the Belgian ace cancelling Isco's opener in the 2-1 win in Madrid.

Real captain Sergio Ramos was also sent off late on in the dramatic tie that marked a momentous personal achievement for Guardiola as he achieved his 28th win in the knock-out stage of the competition.

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The Spaniard surpassed the likes of Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti as he continues to make history with the Premier League champions.

While the build-up to the fixture was dominated by City's two-year ban from Europe's elite club competition, the former FC Barcelona manager lashed out at his critics following their win in Madrid.

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"It doesn't count because we won, it doesn't work that way," Guardiola told BT Sport when asked about his unique tactical set-up. "The important thing is the way we played.

"We tried to come here to win the game and we did. This is just the first part. If one team can overcome this situation, it's this club.

"When we were better, we conceded a goal. When they were better, we scored a goal. That's football. I remember the quarter-final a few seasons ago at Anfield when we played incredibly well and they scored all their shots on target."

City face Aston Villa in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, FA Cup clash, Manchester Derby and a Premier League clash against Burnley before the second-leg tie at the Etihad on 27 March.