Scorer with Manchester City against Real Madrid, the name of Riyad Mahrez appears in the eleven type of the week. The captain of the national team also receives praise from the famous Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Lined up among the starting XI in the second leg of the European Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid yesterday evening, Riyad Mahrez did not shine, but he was able to score a nice goal which almost failed take Manchester City to the final of the prestigious European competition. Unfortunately, that was not enough for the Citizens to validate their qualifying ticket against the people of Madrid who were able to turn things around in a cruel scenario.
A second disappointment for the Algerian international in the space of a month after the elimination of the Greens from the next World Cup in Qatar against Cameroon, on March 29 at the Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida. But he can console himself with a few personal consecrations.
Scorer against the “great” Real Madrid, where on a powerful shot, he left no chance for Real goalkeeper Thibault Courtois. Mahrez is, in fact, part of the eleven type of the week established by UEFA. An eleven in which the names of great players appear, citing in particular Karim Benzema, Sadio Mané or even Van Dijk and Rodrygo.
The other personal achievement of our international is that he becomes the top scorer in the history of Man City in a single edition of the European Champions League, with 7 goals scored since the start of the event. A feat for a forward winger. Thus, he enters the history of the Citizens by the biggest door, hoping for other successes in the future.
The praise of an Italian journalist
Riyad Mahrez is having an exceptional season with Manchester City, having been the architect of several successes for his team during the current exercise.
Indeed, he was able to score 24 goals and delivered 6 assists in all competitions this season. Statistics that plead in his favor and which above all arouse the admiration of several European leaders. The latter, citing among others FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or even PSG and AC Milan, covet the right winger of the national team.
The famous Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, was full of praise for Riyad Mahez. “Riyad Mahrez has 24 goals this season. That’s huge for a winger. Respect to Guardiola who did not replace him despite a poor performance until the key goal,” he praised the player in a Facebook post.