Date: 27th February 2020 at 9:25pm
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Kyle Walker was one of many players who came away with praise from supporters for his performance in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid. The 29-year-old was culpable for Real scoring their first-half opener through Isco, but his overall showing at the Santiago Bernabeu deserved plaudits.

Walker saw a lot of the ball over the 90 minutes, was strong in the air, seldom relinquished possession, turned over the ball multiple times and occasionally provided an attacking threat down the right flank.

Against Real, Walker had 71 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 88.7% of his 53 passes, found a teammate with four of his seven long balls, made one tackle, had one successful dribble, made two interceptions, drew one foul and made one clearance.

The England international has made 29 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating five goals. Wednesday’s victory sees City in pole position to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but time will tell if they can keep Real at bay at the Etihad Stadium.

How far will Manchester City go in the Champions League?

Last-16

Last-16

Quarter-final

Quarter-final

Semi-final

Semi-final

Final

Final

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