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Revealed: The status of Rodri and Manchester City’s record-breaking unbeaten streaks after Real Madrid shoot-out loss



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The status of three record-breaking unbeaten streaks relating to Manchester City have been confirmed following Wednesday’s agonising exit from the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester City’s bid to retain their UEFA Champions League crown and last season’s historic treble came to a crushing end in midweek, as Pep Guardiola’s side suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite a dominant second-leg performance against the La Liga heavyweights, the score was tied at 4-4 on aggregate after extra-time on Wednesday night, with Real Madrid winning 3-4 on penalties to progress to the semi-finals.

Kevin De Bruyne equalised for Manchester City in the 76th minute with a thumping close range strike, with Real Madrid having taken a surprise lead in the 12th minute through Rodrygo.

Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic both had penalties saved by Andriy Lunin, despite Ederson denying Luka Modric during the shoot-out.

Manchester City registered 33 attempts compared to Real Madrid’s eight during the second-leg clash, but were without both Erling Haaland and De Bruyne for the dramatic shoot-out, with the pair withdrawn during extra-time.

Despite the penalty shoot-out defeat, Opta have revealed that Manchester City successfully extended their current unbeaten streak to a record-breaking 28 matches on Wednesday night, and are now also unbeaten in 42 successive games at the Etihad Stadium.

Rodri’s historic unbeaten streak was also extended to 67 games, with the result of the shoot-out not classified as a defeat according to statisticians.

The defeat ends the Sky Blues’ ambition of retaining the treble and reaching the Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1st June, although Manchester City could still win the Premier League and Emirates FA Cup this season.

Guardiola’s side face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday evening, and are also two points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table ahead of the final six matches of the campaign.