Mancester City have been eliminated from the Champions League after one of the most dramatic games the Etihad has ever seen. It was an anti-93:20 as Sam Lee from Goal put it.
In a game that dazzled from the first second to the last, City fans were on an emotional roller-coaster as the chaos weaved one way then another.
And leading 4-3 in added time, Raheem Sterling was denied a winning goal by VAR.
The Blues could not have done anymore, but technology denied a deserved goal that would have sent City into the semi-finals.
On to the reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“I am so proud, especially of the fans for the reaction and the incredible reaction. I never saw the stadium like today,” said the City manager.
“We are sad for all of them but they know we have given everything but football is unpredictable and unfortunately we are not in the next stage.
“Today we make mistakes for first two (goals). Every team has quality to do that.
“What we have done in these two seasons is incredible and I am so proud. The players played to be in the semi-finals but Tottenham take the victory and go through.”
“Yeah, it’s tough. It’s cruel but we have to accept it,” Guardiola added. “It was a nice game for everyone. Second half we did everything. We scored the goals we needed but congratulations to Tottenham and all the best for the semi-finals.
“I support VAR. But maybe from one angel the goal from Llorente is handball, maybe from the referee it is not. I am fine for fair football and fair decisions. The referee must be helped. In the future and the present, it will be fair and that’s all.”
FULL-TIME | We gave it everything.— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 17, 2019
4-3 (4-4) ⚪️ #cityvthfc #mancity pic.twitter.com/3tlQUeDEWl
This game defies logic— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) April 17, 2019
I can not believe VAR robbed us and didn’t even show a replay— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) April 17, 2019
Robbed by var. Robbed by UEFA.— Bitter and Blue (@Bitter_and_Blue) April 17, 2019
City was robbed. But we did conced 3 away goals. 3 trophies still up for grabs for us! https://t.co/jTGIA7G5cW— Bitter and Blue (@Bitter_and_Blue) April 17, 2019
Up next, is...... another game v Spurs at home. See you then..