Fans believe Yaya Toure’s curse on Guardiola is the reason Real Madrid eliminated Manchester City.
Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 3-1 in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Manchester City started the second leg with a 4-3 win over Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.
The first half at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium produced no goals as both teams went into the halftime break level.
All three goals were scored in the second half. Manchester City took the lead in the 73rd minute when Algerian wide man Riyad converted a ball through to him by Bernado Silva.
With only two minutes remaining, Manchester City appeared to be heading back to the Champions League final.
In the 90th minute, Real Madrid substitute Rodrygo equalized from a ball by Karim Benzema.
Rodrygo scored his second goal of the game two minutes into extra time on a deflected ball by Marco Asensio.
The game went to extra time because Real Madrid was able to make a comeback on aggregate.
Benzema was brought down by Ruben Dias to begin the first half, and the Frenchman stepped up to send Ederson the wrong way, unlike his Panenka penalty kick in the first leg.
Real Madrid would hold on for a 6-5 aggregate victory, marking the end to an all-English Champions League final.
Yaya Toure to blame for Guardiola’s Champions League failures
Following another disappointing exit from the Champions League, fans took to social media to share their emotions.
It was another season in which Manchester City spent a lot of money but failed to win the prestigious Champions League title.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been blamed for yet another collapse in Europe’s top competition.
Nigerian fans took to Twitter to explain why Guardiola keeps failing to deliver the Champions League title.
Fans blamed Guardiola’s failure on former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
Dmitri Seluk, Yaya Toure’s agent, told Pep Guardiola in 2018 that he will not win the Champions League because of the way he treated his client and other African players in the past.
Seluk said, “Pep turned all Africa against himself. I’m sure that many African shamans in the future will not allow Guardiola to win the Champions League.
“This will be for Guardiola an African curse. Life will show whether I am right or not.”
Fans believe by the statement made by Seluk has now come to pass given Guardiola’s struggles.