Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: 6 Things We Learned in Epic Showdown

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Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: 6 Things We Learned in Epic Showdown
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Real Madrid and Manchester City have served up a fantastic feast of footballing fare in the Champions League, with the home team ending up as 3-2 winners in the Santiago Bernabeu.

City defended deep and stoutly for much of the first half, though they had goalkeeper Joe Hart to thank for keeping the score at 0-0 at the break.

A few Yaya Toure bursts from deep were all the visitors could muster in the opening 45 minutes as the home team dominated possession—but a series of missed chances from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain meant City were still in it at the break.

The final 20 minutes saw five goals rattled in as Edin Dzeko, Marceo, Aleksander Kolarov, Karim Benzema and Cristano Ronaldo all traded some fantastic goals late on.

Here are six things we learned from the game.

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