UEFA faced unwanted “fix” claims after a Twitter blunder appeared to suggest Real Madrid would face Inter Milan in the Champions League final.
The Spanish giants took on Manchester City in tonight’s semi-final second leg at the Etihad.
The tie was in the balance after the pair drew 1-1 in Madrid last week.
One Twitter user instantly responded: “Rigged.”
While a second huffed: “Nothing new with Madrid.”
And a third even joked: “Help is coming.”
Another added: “What bunglers these from UEFA.”
The official Uefa Twitter account also appeared to post a tweet listing City and Inter as finalists, suggesting that their Twitter admin had accidentally jumped the gun on posting pre-prepared tweets.
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Ahead of the match, fans pointed to his habit of selecting quirky tactics in the Champions League by suggesting he was “at it again” when pictures emerged of Jack Grealish playing in goal during training.
Prior to tonight’s second leg, Guardiola suggested that his personal experience could help get City over the line against perennial European champions Madrid.
He said: “I have been here many times.
“My legacy is exceptional already. I have told the players to enjoy the moment – we are incredibly lucky to be here.
“It’s in our hands, it depends on us, we don’t have to do something exceptional – just win one game to reach the final.
“I have an incredible feeling about them. Whatever happens – thank you so much to them for bringing me and the City fans here again.”
Guardiola’s men went on to provide a complete masterclass, winning 4-0 on the night via a Bernardo Silva double, Eder Militao own goal and Julian Alvarez strike.