Real Madrid Vs. Manchester City, UEFA Champions League: Marcelo Levels Score

Alright, the changes are coming now that Manchester City have that vital goal. An annoyed Real Madrid pull both Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira off the pitch for Karim Benzema and Luka Modric respectively, while Roberto Mancini looks to preserve his lead by pulling off Maicon and introducing Pablo Zabaleta. Madrid have a quarter of an hour left to find an equaliser.

But it's actually been City who look more likely to score. Real's defence, which has barely been tested, has been something approximating pants whenever the visitors do get the ball anywhere near them. Aleksandar Kolarov forced Iker Casillas into his first save of the game when teed up by Carlos Tevez, and then Yaya Toure hit the side netting a little later on.

And then... heartbreak for the citizens. Marcelo finally gets one of those long-range shots sort-of on target, and it's deflected beyond a despairing Joe Hart. That makes it 1-1, so we're back to square one here. Zabaleta nearly makes it 2-1 at the near post. This game is suddenly crazy.

For more on the Merengues, head over to Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid. For more on the Citizens, check out Manchester City blog Bitter and Blue. We have live coverage of the game in our Real Madrid vs. Manchester City StoryStream. For more on the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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