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Guardiola beats Mourinho, Ferguson to 1 Champions League record after Real Madrid win





- Pep Guardiola becomes the manager with the most Champions League knockout wins

- The Spaniard recorded his 28th win at this stage of the competition after Real Madrid's won

- Guardiola has now overtaken Ferguson and Mourinho who both has 27 wins at the same phase

Manchester City came from one goal down to beat Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, February 26.

A goal each from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne ensured Isco's early goal ended up a mere consolation at the end of the game.

Though it is not yet uhuru for the Premier League outfit, however, the victory was the Spaniard's 28th win at the first knockout stage of the championship.

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Before last night's match, Guardiola was tied with Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti, and Jose Mourinho on 27 matches.

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Tottenham Hotspur's boss had a chance to set the new record but Spurs were condemned to a 1-0 defeat to Red Bull Leipzig last week.

However, the former Red Devils handler remains the manager with most Champions League wins (114) despite retiring since 2013.

He is also the coach with the most managed games (190) in the history of the UEFA elite championship.

The Spanish born tactician remains the youngest coach to lift the title when he was 38 years and 129 days in 2009.

Pep - who won the tournament for a second time with Barca in 2011 - also became the most successful boss vs Real Madrid in the 21st century.

Wednesday's win was his tenth win over Real in all competitions, moving his ahead of Ernesto Valverde and Diego Simeone.

Guardiola joined Ottmar Hitzfeld as only the second manager to win two Champions League away games at Real Madrid and the first to do so with two different clubs.

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And it took the Spaniard's tally to a total of six away wins at the Bernabeu, the most of any away manager.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid vs Man City ended in a 2-1 win for the Citizens as the English champions stun loss Blancos in a Champions League last 16 game.

Gabriel Jesus canceled out Isco's goal as Kevin De Bruyne got the winner as City took the first-leg advantage back to the Etihad.

It was a classy entertaining match as the Citizens gave a good account of themselves in the match.

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