Lionel Messi sent a text message to Sergio Aguerro expressing disbelief after watching Real Madrid lead 3-1 during a dramatic rematch of the Champions League semi-final match against Manchester City on Wednesday night.
In one of the most unusual upheavals in recent years, Real Madrid replacement Rodrygo scored twice just before the end of working hours and forced overtime.
Riyad Mahrez led City 5-3 overall in the 73rd minute, but Rodrygo stunned Pepa Guardiola’s team with his two late goals.
Karim Benzema then scored from the penalty spot in overtime for the winner. City the players and coaching staff looked shocked by the full-time whistle. Another chance to become European champions for the first time in the club’s history was begged.
Aguero and Tevez react to Real Madrid 3-1 Man City
They recorded a live stream as the drama unfolded by two former City strikers: Aguero and Carlos Tevez.
The Argentine duo, like the rest of us, couldn’t believe what they were witnessing at the Bernabeu on their TV screens.
The former City stars cheered for their former club and remained visibly broken after Rodrygo hit the back of Ederson’s net with a header.
Aguero screamed, “No! Not!”
Tevez put his head in his hands and also shouted, “No!”
Watch the video here:
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Messi’s text message to Aguerre
“Stop kidding, this can’t be true,” the seven-time Golden Ball winner, who failed to prevent Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat by Real Madrid in this season’s Champions League, told his former Argentine teammate.
Sergio Agüero told Carlos Tevez that Lionel Messi sent him this text after Real Madrid’s third goal against Manchester City:
“Stop kidding, this can’t be true.” pic.twitter.com/l9LgCJKdEk
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Here is a translation of ESPN:
Lionel Messi could not believe in the return of Real Madrid 😳
(via sergioaguera / Twitch) pic.twitter.com/diePA8zxiJ
– ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 5, 2022
Messi has seen it all in football during his glorious career, but even GOAT was amazed that Madrid came back from the dead to beat Guardiola’s esteemed side.
Real Madrid will now try to win their 14th European Cup when they face Liverpool in the Champions League final on 28 May.