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Jose Mourinho—king of the mind games? Sir Alex Ferguson's got some game, but the Portuguese tactician is fast becoming the very cleverest of managers in the business.
Real Madrid were all over Manchester City for a full 90 minutes and were only really troubled by a single player in Yaya Toure.
They largely nullified Carlos Tevez, Samir Nasri and David Silva. They contained Javi García and Gareth Barry, stopped them from controlling proceedings and dug a win out when it looked impossible.
Though the Citizens defended resolutely, los Galacticos just showed them exactly how hard the UEFA Champions League can be.
Madrid's form has been terrible in the league so far, but can you feel it? The air of inevitability surrounding their charge to the 10th European Cup.