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Real Madrid overcame a late deficit—prompting manager Jose Mourinho to slide on the field in his suit—to defeat Manchester City, 3-2, in the day's most exciting match.
Manchester City, the reigning English Premier League champions, took the lead in the 68th minute through Edin Dzeko, who was set up by Yaya Toure's powerful run through midfield.
Real, the reigning Spanish champions, equalized eight minutes later on Marcelo's deflected shot.
City scored what seemed to be the winner in the 85th minute with defender Aleksandar Kolarov's free kick, which was deflected into the net by Real's Xabi Alonso. But Real responded with two goals in the final three minutes to produce a stirring comeback.
Karim Benzema evened the score with a low shot two minutes later, and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner with a dipping shot from the edge of the area. The shot appeared to confuse City defender Vincent Kompany, who let the ball fly over his head.
Ronaldo's winning goal can be viewed here.
Mourinho's sliding celebration can be viewed here. The Real manager's show of emotion came after his team's disappointing start to the season.
The victory came three days after Real Madrid suffered a 1-0 upset loss at Sevilla in La Liga play. The defending champions have already lost twice in the league this season and trail early leaders Barcelona by eight points.
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Up next: Manchester City host Borussia Dortmund on Oct. 3, while Real Madrid travel to Ajax.