Pundit Jamie O’Hara admitted that he was “disappointed” by what he saw between Real Madrid and Manchester City last night in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
It finished all level in the Spanish capital, Los Blancos took the lead through an outside-the-box strike from Vinicius Jr.
City would then grab an equaliser through Kevin De Bryune’s beautifully drilled shot, the score at the end of 90 minutes was 1-1 in Madrid.
Speaking on TalkSport, O’Hara told the listeners that he was expecting more from the tie and thought City looked fairly comfortable when all was said and done.
He stated, “I was a little bit disappointed in the game, in the spectacle. The last 20 minutes, I thought it was a bit boring, Man City were just moving it, passing it around. I thought Real Madrid should have been really going after it, trying to win the game. I thought it was just comfortable.
“It wasn’t a thriller, semi-final of the Champions League a big night, I was expecting more. Haaland, he didn’t even have a touch. I was expecting more from him, it was a comfortable result really for Manchester City.”
The match certainly wasn’t a frantic game that was constantly end to end, it was a different type of match, but it was enjoyable in its own way.
Real and City felt more like a chess game between two experienced players at times, so from a tactics perspective, it was a fascinating watch.
It could lead to the second leg being a more exciting affair, Los Blancos will likely look to take it to City in their own backyard to secure a place in the final.