Manchester City star Bernardo Silva cautioned that given his side’s good place in the last-16 tie in the Champions League, Real Madrid could not be write off.

In the first leg of their February series, the Premier League giant shocked Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials are reportedly hoping that in August, the Champions League could return.

Silva is cautious of Barcelona, which has won three of the last four Champions League titles amid the City’s strong place.

Silva added: “It’s all very open. Nothing is ever guaranteed when you face a team like Madrid. We’ve seen a lot of ties turn around in the past few years. Look at Barca last year, beat Liverpool 3-0 and then lose 4-0. You never know.

“It’s a good result and we’re in a great position to get through to the quarterfinals. It’s a tough match, and we’re going to have to play well and keep our focus.”

Having secured the previous two championships of the Premier League amid several other domestic distinctions, City is having a first crown in the Champions League.

Silva said the men of Pep Guardiola were eager for the first time to claim the Champions League.

“We won everything in England in the last three years, we won all four English titles last season, we won the Super Cup and the League Cup this year, we are still in the FA Cup and we want to win that,” he said.


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