Manchester City booked their place in the Champions League final after dismantling Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.
The two sides could not be separated in the first leg in Madrid as they drew 1-1.
But City were dominant in the second leg as they easily overcame the Spanish giants.
A first half brace from Bernardo Silva and second half strikes from Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez gave City a comfortable 4-0 victory on the night and a 5-1 triumph on aggregate.
What Pep Guardiola text Rio Ferdinand before Man City 4-0 Real Madrid
Rio Ferdinand covered the game as a pundit on BT Sport.
Ferdinand was in contact with Pep Guardiola before the match and, after City’s victory, he revealed their exchange.
He said: “Pep Guardiola texted me before the game. I said ‘good luck’. He text me saying ‘listen, believe me, we beat them two years ago and we’ll beat them again.’
“The confidence… that was three or four hours before the game and he’s sending me a text like that. That is the confidence he’s got in the players.”
Watch the moment below…
Fan footage also captured Guardiola pointing at Ferdinand as he left the pitch at the Etihad Stadium, perhas in reference to those texts.
More to follow…