UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals Legs ones has been completed.
Bayern 2 Paris 3
Two Goals by Mbappe (5’, 68’), and one goal by Marquinhos 28’
For Bayern, a goal by Choupo Moting 37’ and Muller 60’
Paris win thriller away to Bayern
Mbappé’s second makes it 3-2 to visitors
Choupo-Moting and Müller head hosts level
Neymar sets up Mbappé and Marquinhos
Second leg on 13 April
Bayern – Manuel Neuer GK C 4 Niklas Süle 5 Benjamin Pavard 6 Joshua Kimmich 10 Leroy Sané 13 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 18 Leon Goretzka 21 Lucas Hernández 25 Thomas Müller 27 David Alaba 29 Kingsley Coman
PSG- Keylor Navas GK 3 Presnel Kimpembe 5 Marquinhos C 7 Kylian Mbappé 10 * Neymar 11 Ángel Di María 15 Danilo 22 Abdou Diallo 23 Julian Draxler 27 * Idrissa Gueye 31 Colin Dagba
Paris matchwinner Mbappé is the UEFA Player of the Match. “He earns it for his two goals from counterattacks,” says UEFA Technical Observer Dušan Fitzel.
Full-time verdict – Bayern: A rollercoaster of a match that is worthy of two recent finalists. Paris have the advantage after becoming the first team to beat Bayern in the competition since Liverpool in 2019, but nothing is decided yet. Bayern pressed with passion and intensity and clawed their way back twice tonight, which will fill them with confidence ahead of the next leg. There’s no doubting they have the quality to turn this around, but they’ll need to find a better way of keeping Mbappé and Co. quiet in Paris.
Full-time verdict – Paris: A fantastic result for the visitors, who certainly suffered for long periods but grab a valuable lead in this tie – thanks, above all, to the brilliance of Mbappé and Navas at either end. This was brilliant entertainment from start to finish, and Paris will have enjoyed it a lot more than their opponents.
Porto 0 Chelsea 2
Goals by Mason Mount 32’
Ben Chilwell 85’
• Chelsea secure first-leg win against Porto
• Chilwell rounds keeper for late second
• Mount opens scoring with superb finish
• Second leg on 13 April, also in Seville
• Winners face Madrid/Liverpool in semis
A decent performance and Chelsea take a two-goal advantage into the second leg. They defended superbly throughout and two moments of genuine quality in front of goal secure a fine win. Porto had more territory but you have to take your chances – which Chelsea did.
Porto were the better side on the night, but two defensive errors made the difference. The Portuguese outfit were brave, followed their game plan but failed to score. They proved that they can compete with Chelsea, so the tie is not over.
An efficient showing from Chelsea puts them in the box seat to each the final four. They coped with the early Porto pressure before finding the breakthrough with their only effort in the first half. The Dragons, missing two key players through suspension, went close to finding an equaliser but rarely carved out a clear-cut opportunity, before Chilwell made the game safe late on.
Missing in action: GK Diogo Costa
MF Sérgio Oliveira (injury)
Real Madrid 3 LFC 1
Goals RM: Vinicius Junioer (27’), Marco Asensio 36’, Vinicius Junior 65’
Goals LFC- Salah 51’
No Varane due to COVID
Mendy had good performance
Player of the Match: Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
The forward made no mistake with his next chance, firing past Alisson Becker after latching on to a raking Toni Kroos pass.
Another Kroos crossfield ball helped set up the second, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s header back falling short of his goalkeeper, allowing Marco Asensio the opportunity to clip the ball past Alisson Becker and tap into an empty net.
Jürgen Klopp’s side improved after the interval with Mohamed Salah drilling in off the bar to reduce arrears but their defence could not hold back Vinícius Júnior, who swept home his second to give the Merengues a two-goal cushion ahead of the return.
Mo Salah cherry picked the goal
How significant was the Liverpool away goal?
What does Madrid needs to do the next big game
best Madrid game all season?
Alexander Arnold not a good defender
Should Jota would of started
What is it about Madrid and this competition? Missing a couple of key players, no problem. They outclassed Liverpool from start to finish and, truth be told, they might have taken more than their 3-1 advantage to Anfield next week, such was the gulf in class between the teams. Brilliant, brilliant work from Zinédine Zidane and his boys.
For Liverpool, it’s a repeat of the scoreline in that 2018 final defeat in Kyiv. Like then, they’ll head home with regrets – their defending could have been better for all three goals. A more energetic second-half display brought an excellent team goal (from their sole shot on target), but the third conceded leaves them plenty to do back on Merseyside. They have recovered from worse defeats than this, but can they do it without the Anfield factor?
It is now seven consecutive matches between Real Madrid and Liverpool in UEFA competition in which the team scoring the first goal has gone on to win.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Éder Militão, Nacho, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Asensio (Valverde 70), Benzema, Vinícius Júnior (Rodrygo 85)
Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak (Firmino 81), Phillips, Robertson; Keïta (Thiago Alcántara 42), Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Diogo Jota (Shaqiri 81), Mané
MCI 2 BVB 1
MCI Goals – 19’ De Bryne, Foden 90
BVB – Marco Reuis 84’
Foden’s 90th-minute strike gave Josep Guardiola’s side a narrow lead in this last-eight showdown with Dortmund. His vital intervention came more than 70 minutes after Kevin De Bruyne had started and finished a City counterattack for the opener. When Foden rolled the ball across goal to reach Riyad Mahrez beyond the back post, the latter’s cutback found De Bruyne arriving in the box, and the captain shifted it neatly into his stride to steer home.
A threat throughout, Dortmund levelled late on as Marco Reus latched onto Erling Haaland’s through ball to slot past Ederson and seemingly snatch a draw for BVB. However, Foden’s subsequent close-range finish, teed up by İlkay Gündoğan following a lasered pass by De Bruyne, sealed the hosts’ victory in Manchester.
Player of the Match: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Foden’s late, late goal gives City the slenderest of platforms ahead of next week’s second leg, but this was far from convincing from Guardiola’s charges. The Citizens will need to cut out the individual errors that threatened to offer Dortmund a route back into the tie, culminating in Reus’s away goal.
Head coach Eden Terzić called for Dortmund to “challenge the best team in the world” and his men delivered. Foden’s winner will hurt, but the away goal is the silver lining BVB have to focus on heading into the second leg and is almost as crucial as Haaland not getting booked. If they can get Jadon Sancho fit in time, Dortmund will have chances again in the return match.
Man. City are unbeaten in their last 13 UEFA Champions League home matches (W12 D1) – and unbeaten in the competition this season (W8 D1).
• Man. City have won 11 and drawn one of their last 12 matches against German opposition in the UEFA Champions League.
a lot of false #9s
no raheem, jesus, arguero
MCI controlled the game
Couple of VARS
Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, João Cancelo; Rodri, Gündoğan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden; Bernardo Silva (Jesus 59)
Dortmund: Hitz; Morey (Meunier 81), Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Emre Can, Dahoud (Delaney 81); Knauff (Reyner 63), Haaland, Reus
Europa League April 8th
Roma at Ajax
Atletico at first 66pts
Barcelona (#2 – 65pts) at (#3 – 63pts)Real Madrid, 3pm Saturday
April 11th (Sunday)
Man Utd at Tottenham
Porto at Chelsea
Bayern Munich at PSG
Man City at Dortmund
Real Madrid at Liverpool, 3pm ET Bein Sport
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