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Pellegrini branded a 'disgrace' by MotoGP rider after Man City exit

Aleix Espargaró railed against the Chilean on social media after City's Champions League semi-final elimination by Real Madrid.

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Pellegrini branded a 'disgrace' by MotoGP rider after Man City exit
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It's fair to say that Spanish MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaró was less than impressed with Manchester City as the Premier League outfit bowed out of the Champions League to Real Madrid.

A Fernando own goal in Wednesday night's semi-final second leg at the Bernabéu gave Real a 1-0 aggregate victory and saw Los Blancos set up a final clash with city rivals Atlético in Milan.

And following the match, self-confessed Barcelona supporter Espargaró laid into City boss Manuel Pellegrini on social media for his side's performance in the last four of Europe's top club competition.

Taking to his Twitter account, the 26-year-old wrote: "With that squad and unable to create one chance in 180 minutes, Pellegrini's a disgrace!"

He then followed up that tweet with a message in which he called on the powers that be at the Etihad Stadium not to wait until the season's end to part company with the Chilean, who is to be replaced by Pep Guardiola in the summer.