Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
He had a 2-1 lead in the 85th minute on Santiago Bernabeu. Surely the choke didn't happen due to him not being tactically up to it.
They were hammered for most of it. This is cause he thinks he can just send his swashbuckling English champions out at tough European venues and they'll win when European football requires tactical brilliance as well as quality players.
Someone like Benitez would do well with that squad. Mancini's CL record is pretty ordinary.