Read what Guardiola had to say as his star man failed to get shot on target against Real Madrid

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has given his verdict on Erling Haaland’s performance in the 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Haaland was expected to shine against Antonio Rudiger, but was kept quiet all game.

The in-form striker was restricted to just 21 touches throughout the evening on Tuesday night. That was the least out of every player that started the contest at the Bernabeu, including both goalkeepers.

Man City goalkeeper Ederson even made more passes than Haaland, registering 19 to the Norwegian’s 13.

Pep Guardiola admitted that Haaland didn’t get space all game, which caused him to flop.

Guardiola told BT Sport: “The pockets and distances between the central defender and full-backs was occupied.

“It was not easy for Erling. He moved well and had his chances.”