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Pep Guardiola Becomes 1st Manager Not To Make A Single Substitution In UCL S/F Stage Since 2007

Spaniard tactician and former Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola was at the touchline yesterday for English Premier League Champion, Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals ties away from home against Carlo Ancelotti led Real Madrid team at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

The game yesterday was such a thrilling and keenly contested encounter between the two sides as there was nothing separating them at full time after Vinicius Junior's first half strike that gave the host the lead going into the half time break, was cancelled out by Kevin De Bruyne's second half equalizer for the visitor thereby ended the game one all draw.

The tempo of the most anticipated clash in the whole 90 minutes duration of the game was very intensed as it also fully involved the tactical ability of the two prolific managers.

One noticable thing in the game was that Pep Guardiola did not make a single substitution against the Los Blancos who made a total of three changes in the second half.

As such, Pep Guardiola became the first manager not to make a single substitution in the UEFA Champions League at the semi-finals stage or beyond since Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United against Milan in April 2007 (semi-finals first leg).

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