Jack Grealish completely shook Atletico Madrid after becoming a substitute, they lost their minds

But resistance was broken in the second half when Kevin De Bruyne found the net after fine work from Phil Foden, who had only entered the fray 80 seconds earlier.

Foden had a huge impact on the game, but so did Grealish, just in a different way.

As we now know, the former Aston Villa man is a master at winning free-kicks and he did just that on Tuesday – after being fouled five times in 20 minutes.

He was beaten throughout the show by Los Rojiblancos, who completely lost their minds. Šime Vrsaljko was booked for a late foul on the England man, while Angel Correa was shown a yellow card for kicking the ball at Grealish.

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This caused a skirmish between the two groups of players, with Pep Guardiola intervening and holding off Grealish.

And late, Grealish still had Atleti on the ropes. Footage showed former City defender Stefan Savic looking absolutely livid as Vrsaljko brushed Grealish’s hair in stoppage time.

He was smiling and loving it the whole time, although Savic also seemed to be looking for another showdown at the final whistle.

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But Guardiola told Grealish and his players to keep their emotions in check for the second leg.

“We have to control our emotions and do what we have to do [in Madrid]”, he said in his post-match statement.

“There will be a referee there in an amazing stadium, a good atmosphere.

“It’s only when the manager makes substitutions, it’s because it’s a bit bad and sometimes it doesn’t work out and it worked. The guys were playing but we knew with Gabriel and Phil they had an energy special and Jack for the quality of keeping the ball. Being the manager was so special.”

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