Richards almost spits out his dinner celebrating Man City goal vs Real Madrid

Micah Richards was caught almost spitting his dinner out of his mouth as he celebrated one of Manchester City's goals against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

City hosted Los Blancos in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final and take a 4-3 lead into next week's reverse fixture. Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring after just two minutes, heading in Riyad Mahrez's perfect cross.

That sent the Etihad and City fans watching on at home in wild celebrations, with De Bruyne's goal being a dream start for Pep Guardiola's men. CBS Sport pundit Richards joined in with those celebrations, having developed a close link with City after spending 14 years at the club as a player.

And the former defender went wild after seeing De Bruyne's header beat Thibaut Courtois. Richards pumped his fists and screamed in delight for a full 15 seconds as he celebrated City going in front.

The only problem for Richards was that he was eating his dinner at the same time and had just taken a mouthful of pasta when De Bruyne scored. That led to him almost spitting out a piece of that pasta, before quickly saving it from slipping out of his mouth.

The incident delighted Richards' fellow pundits Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry as the footage was played back to them after the game. Carragher even went as far as to jokingly claim that Richards had shown better control than any player on the pitch at the Etihad.

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"Listen this has to be analysed. When you talk about some of the technicians we had on show today – Kroos, Modric, Kevin de Bruyne, Silva. No-one produced a better first touch and control of a situation than Micah Richards with the pasta," Carragher said.

A close-up of the pasta almost escaping Richards' mouth was then shown as Carragher continued his analysis. The Liverpool legend added: "Look at this, he thinks he's lost it, miscontrolled it. But look at this, look at this. Forget your Luka Modric, we've got Micah, big leaps is back."

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