‘Stop f***ing around! It can’t be!’: Sergio Aguero reveals stunned text message from close pal Lionel Messi as Karim Benzema completed Real Madrid’s wild turnaround on Man City in the Champions League
- Manchester City looked certain to make the final before Rodrygo’s double
- Karim Benzema scored from the penalty spot to end City’s European dreams
- Sergio Aguero received a message from Lionel Messi after Benzema’s goal
- The PSG forward – like all watching – was left stunned by Madrid’s fightback
Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has revealed the message he received from Lionel Messi after Karim Benzema completed Real Madrid’s comeback to knock Pep Guardiola’s side out of the Champions League.
The reigning Premier League champions were just moments away from reaching their second consecutive Champions League final, before they were left stunned by Rodrygo’s late double.
Karim Benzema then scored from the penalty spot five minutes into extra-time to complete one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the competition’s history and book their place in Paris, where they will meet Liverpool on May 28.
Sergio Aguero revealed Lionel Messi’s astonished reaction to Karim Benzema’s goal
Real Madrid completed an incredible comeback to reach the Champions League final in Paris
Messi was on the end of one of Real Madrid’s incredible fightbacks earlier in the competition, when Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate in the round of 16.
The Argentine superstar couldn’t believe what he was seeing on Wednesday night, as he texted Aguero his thoughts after the third goal went in.
Aguero, streaming live on the match on ESPN Star alongside former City team-mate Carlos Tevez, revealed that Messi sent him a message which said: ‘Stop f***ing around! It can’t be!’
Until last summer, Messi played for Real Madrid’s greatest rivals Barcelona, so he will likely be hoping that they don’t win their 14th Champions League trophy later this month.
City legend Aguero was left shell-shocked on a live stream alongside Carlos Tevez (right)
Both Argentina legends, Aguero (L) and Messi have been close friends since they were young
As reported by the Standard, Aguero said before the game that he held fears about City’s trip to the Santiago Bernabeu.
He said: ‘I want to say that I’m really nervous, I don’t know why but I’m nervous.
I want City to go through. I don’t know what Pep has in store, I imagine he didn’t sleep all night, I know him.’
Tevez, like most watching Wednesday’s thrilling game, was also stunned by Madrid’s comeback in their 6-5 aggregate victory.
After Rodrygo’s second goal, he said: ‘It’s crazy, you can’t win another game like that.’
Messi himself was on the end of a Real Madrid comeback with PSG in the round of 16
Real Madrid will play Liverpool in the Champions League final after beating Manchester City
It is the third round in a row where Madrid have completed a comeback after also knocking out Chelsea in the quarter-finals.
Chelsea were just 10 minutes away from knocking out Carlo Ancelotti’s side before Rodrygo scored the crucial goal to take it to extra-time.
Similar to Wednesday night’s game, it was Benzema who sealed their fate in extra-time with the knockout blow.
Liverpool will be hoping for revenge when they play Madrid in the final, following their 3-1 defeat to Los Blancos in Kyiv back in 2018.