Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Real Disappointment as Junior Blues Sunk by Madrid ; REAL MADRID U19.... 3 CITY U19 ...................... 1 James Dixon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Real Disappointment as Junior Blues Sunk by Madrid ; REAL MADRID U19.... 3 CITY U19 ...................... 1 James Dixon

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CITY'S under-19s were dumped out of the UEFA Youth League round of 16.

The Blues were well beaten by their Spanish opponents with Isaac Buckley scoring the solitary goal for his side, with a brace from Borja Mayoral and late strike from Achraf Hakimi ending City's dreams of progressing.

With a number of youngsters being called into the first team on Sunday for the FA Cup clash against Chelsea, some of Simon Davies' side had a quick turn around to prepare for the trip to Madrid.

Real's youngsters settled quickly but Aleix Garcia and Buckley had chances to get their side's noses in front.

City keeper Daniel Grimshaw found himself increasingly busy as the half went on, but couldn't do anything to prevent Mayoral tucking the ball away after good work from Dani Fernandez to give the home side the lead. …

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