Pep Guardiola leaves fans in stitches with ill-timed pic before Real Madrid tie

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Pep Guardiola left fans in stitches after being caught out with an unfortunate pre-match photo.

The Spaniard's Manchester City side were readying themselves for one of their biggest games in recent times as they took on Real Madrid in the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.

But Guardiola was caught out by an ill-timed photo prior to kick-off as City looked to defend their 4-3 lead from the first leg and secure a place in the final. The City boss was sitting in the Santiago Bernabeu dugout while he appeared to be explaining something to three people seated several seats away.

But the 51-year-old was snapped gesturing the 'size of something' in hilarious fashion. And fans on social media quickly picked up on the photo, before taking to Twitter to caption the latest meme.

Rio Ferdinand, who was covering the semi-final clash on BT Sport as a pundit on the night, also got in on the action. The Manchester United legend quoted the original Guardiola pic with a snap of himself also suggesting the size of something as his colleagues looked on intensely.

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There was drama ahead for Guardiola as he was left shell-shocked by his side blowing a 5-3 aggregate lead at the Bernabeu. City were just five minutes away from securing a place in the final after taking a 1-0 lead courtesy of Riyad Mahrez.

But Real super-sub Rodrygo had other ideas, coming on to net two goals in stoppage time to spark some of the most stunning scenes in the competition's history. After beating Ederson at his near post, the Brazilian forced extra-time by heading in a 91st minute equaliser.

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