Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, the English star of Manchester City, received a new shock after his team was eliminated from the semi-finals of the Champions League by Real Madrid in a dramatic way, to lose the third title available with the Celestial Club, waiting for the results of the competition in the English Premier League. With rivals Liverpool.
Manchester City lost, Wednesday, May 4, at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium to Real Madrid, 3-1 after the extension, and in a dramatic way, after City was superior (and qualified for the final) with a score of (0-1) with a goal scored in the 72nd minute, he returned The riyal scored a hat-trick in the 90, + 1 and 95 minutes, noting that City won the first leg (4-3).
The English media and Manchester City fans attacked the Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola, and blamed him for the exclusion for several reasons; In the forefront, he was replaced by Mahrez 4 minutes before the end of the match, after he thought that his team had settled the confrontation, but the data were turned upside down.
Riyad Mahrez has suffered successive shocks this season with Manchester City and the Algerian national team
Mahrez has been subjected to many shocks and strong failures since the beginning of 2022, whether with the Algerian national team or Manchester City, and in a way that is suspicious (relative to the films of the English director Alfred Hitchcock) that is difficult to swallow easily, despite the record numbers and great levels he recorded and presented this season, according to analysts, and with his own admission When he said: “In terms of numbers, this season is the best in my career.”
The great failure of Mahrez at the beginning of this year was in the African Nations Cup in Cameroon, which took place from January 9 to February 6; The team of Algeria failed to defend the 2019 championship title, and the “greens” scored disastrous results by exiting the first round of the tournament by occupying the fourth and final place in their group, and they were unable even to occupy the third place that would have qualified them to the second round.
The failures of the captain of the Algerian national team in 2022 did not stop there, but exceeded them to the “major shock” when he missed the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in a very harsh way, and in overtime after the extension against Cameroon, on March 29, by losing by a score (1-2), despite Algeria winning the first leg in Cameroon (0-1), but the “Untamed Lions” team benefited from the base of goals scored away from home.
Successive collective failures of Riyad Mahrez this season
Algeria qualified for the World Cup in the 120th minute of the Cameroon match, but the referee’s addition of 4 minutes as a calculated time instead of lost time, allowed the Cameroonians to score a killer goal 30 seconds before the end of the match, depriving the Algerians and Mahrez of the World Cup dream. The City star described this exclusion as “painful” and “the worst he has felt since the beginning of his football career.”
The former Leicester City star did not wait long to live a new shock, and this time it was with Manchester City after the dramatic elimination against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, which was close to leading him to the final for the second time in a row, and again the last breaths of the match were fatal. Ahlam Mahrez, despite his individual brilliance in the meeting.
In total, Mahrez has lost 3 titles with City so far; The European Champions League, the FA Cup, and the English League Cup, leaving him only the English Premier League title, which is not settled mathematically or in football so far; Mahrez’s colleagues lead Liverpool by only one point, 4 stages before the conclusion of the league.
Followers fear that a new failure scenario will be repeated in the last breath of the English Premier League, which may constitute a new blow to Mahrez in a year in which “sadness” (sports) prevailed more than anything else, according to the Algerian star’s fans.
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