Gareth Taylor’s side’s European ambitions were ended after Claudia Zornoza Sanchez’s goal handed the visitors a 1-0 victory at the Academy Stadium to send City out of the competition with a 2-1 aggregate defeat.
The midfielder struck a minute before the half-time whistle and though the home side – roared on by a crowd for the first time in 18 months – rallied after the break, we were unable to find a leveller.
New signing Hayley Raso went closest with an effort the cracked the woodwork, but Las Blancas, who scored a last-minute equaliser in the first leg, held onto their lead despite City’s best efforts.
Match report: City 0-1 Real Madrid
Full-match replay: City 0-1 Real Madrid