Riyad Mahrez flaunts filthy footwork in warm-up for crunch Real Madrid clash

Riyad Mahrez stunned fans by flaunting his filthy footwork before Manchester City's Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid.

City geared up to take on Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night in one of the most important games in the club's history. But the Algerian showed the home supporters a taste of what was to come by demonstrating his remarkable technique during the pre-match warm-up.

The winger came flying out of the tunnel at speed, kicking the ball up and chasing his exquisite touches. He effortlessly juggled the whole width of the field before finally losing control.

And some of Mahrez's supporters were left in awe at the clip on Twitter.

One user wrote on the social media site: "Best touch in football, facts."

Another fan tweeted: "It's the way the ball keeps spinning for me."

A third added: "Baller."

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Mahrez is currently enjoying his most prolific season for the Citizens, having scored 23 goals in 43 games across all competitions this season. His six Champions League goals, along with two assists in Europe, have been integral in Pep Guardiola's side reaching the semi-finals.

But the ex-Leicester City winger could have had added at least two more goals in the first-leg against Real Madrid. Mahrez had Guardiola flailing and pulling out his own hair after failing to kill the tie off when his side were 2-0 up at the Etihad.

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