Man City legend Sergio Aguero ‘didn’t like’ how Pep Guardiola “scolded” Riyad Mahrez for his miss during Tuesday’s win against Real Madrid.
The Premier League leaders played out a Champions League classic against the 13-time winners of the competition, coming out with a 4-3 victory at the Etihad.
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City could have scored more with the Real Madrid defence looking hapless at times, however, they will only take a one-goal advantage to the Spanish capital next week.
“We played a fantastic game against an incredible team,” Guardiola said after the win. “The moments where they rise and come back into the game in the first half I think we gave them as our build-up was so nervous.
“The quality of Real Madrid is such they can punish you. What we have done with the ball and without the ball, creating chances and chances and chances I can’t ask anything else.”
With City leading 2-0, Mahrez spurred a golden chance to potentially finish off the La Liga leaders. The Algerian winger shot into the side-netting with Phil Foden free in the box.
Guardiola was not pleased with the former Leicester City man, to say the least; berating Mahrez from the touchline.
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Aguero – who was commentating on the game alongside former City teammate Mario Balotelli – was not impressed with his former manager’s reaction.
“I don’t like Pep getting angry like that,’ said Aguero (via Metro). “He scolded Riyad. I hope he scores a goal.
“Once against Tottenham I got angry with Pep and we yelled in each other’s faces.”
City’s all-time leading goalscorer was forced to retire from football earlier this season due to a heart condition.
Aguero – who turned 34 this year – joined Barcelona on a free transfer last summer after spending ten years in Manchester.
The Argentine experienced chest pains and breathing difficulties during the first half of Barca’s 1-1 home draw with Alaves on October 30.
Aguero was subsequently diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and has announced last December that he was retiring.