With the tie almost doomed since February 15, when Manchester City thrashed 5-0 at Estádio José Alvalade, it was left to the lions to fight for “honour” against the English champions.

The Manchester team joins Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, who secured passage on Tuesday, and Real Madrid, who today beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 after having lost 1-0 in the first leg.