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What Pep Guardiola said to Zinedine Zidane in post Champions League match chat

Pep Guardiola has revealed exactly what he said to Zinedine Zidane on the sidelines after his Manchester City side knocked the Frenchman’s Real Madrid side out of the Champions League.

City convincingly made it through to the quarter finals of the competition with a creditable 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night, in a repeat of their 2-1 first leg win in Madrid back in February.

Guardiola and Zidane were pictured having a conversation post-match on the touchline after everyone else had long left the pitch, and the City boss revealed what the chat was about.

“I congratulated him for La Liga,” the Spaniard said in the post match press conference,

“I always said to win the league is the most difficult title because it shows 11 months being there.

“We spoke about our families and I wished him all the best. He was one of my idols when I was a player.

“I played against him in the national team with France and I suffered a lot.

“He was one of the greatest and as a human being he is an example and I like how he can represent our profession like he does.”