Champions League

Real Madrid’s Awful Day In Italy Saved By Soft Red Card, Stunning Goal From Unlikely Source

Real Madrid will head home with a 1-0 win over Atalanta on Wednesday at Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, but the Italian side will be left wondering “what if.”

Atalanta was bossing the 13-time Champions League winners for the opening 15 minutes before a soft red card irreversibly altered the match. Fullback Ferland Mendy both drew the red card and scored the late winner as Zinedine Zidane’s side escaped with a win in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16. 

Robert Lewandowski Overtakes Raúl As Third-Leading Scorer In UCL History

The present and future of the Champions League combined to lead Bayern Munich over Lazio on Tuesday with Robert Lewandowski scoring his 72nd goal of the competition and 17-year-old Jamal Musiala scoring his first as Bayern prevailed 4-1 in Rome.

You can’t give the world champions anything if you want to last over the course of 180 minutes, but Lazio damned itself as early as the ninth minute after Mateo Musacchio’s suicidal back-pass allowed Lewandowski to collect possession, round Pepe Reina and finish into an empty net.

Porto Apela A Dos Goles De Camerino Y Se Impone A La Juventus En La Liga De Campeones De La UEFA

FC Porto recibió en el Estádio do Dragão a la “Vecchia Signora”. Duelo que se antojaba interesante desde el vamos. Dos rivales que pretendían adquirir su boleto a la siguiente fase de la UEFA Champions League aferrándose a sus estilos de juego. Los portugueses, a poblar la medular, a recuperar la esférica y a sorprender con el contraataque. Por su parte, los italianos iban a aprovechar su condición de favoritos, su juego por las bandas y la tenencia del balón.

Weston McKennie’s Performance Against Porto And Its USMNT Implications

On Wednesday, Juventus began its knockout campaign in the Champions League against FC Porto, a 2-1 defeat. With some big names such as Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado limited for the Bianconeri, it was a big stage for young American Weston McKennie to make his mark in the competition. 

Ronaldo May Follow Messi Out Of Champions League As Young Guns Take Over Competition

There was a thought — an expectation even — that Cristiano Ronaldo would return to Portugal and put on a show in his home country. Juventus, the only Italian champion in the last 10 years, would be expected to take care of business against a club from outside of Europe’s top five leagues. After all, the last time Ronaldo played Porto, he scored a goal that won him a Puskás Award.

But Porto does not care for your expectations. Porto has its own plans in the Champions League. 

Erling Haaland’s Latest Software Upgrade Has Made Him Unplayable

With 18 goals in his first 13 Champions League appearances, Erling Haaland is on pace to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo’s all-time scoring record sometime next month. The 20-year-old Norwegian scored two and assisted one — all in the first half — of Borussia Dortmund’s electric 3-2 victory over Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday.  

Hat Trick De Mbappé Convierte Al Barcelona De Messi En Un Mar De Lamentos (Otra Vez)

No empezó mal el Barcelona. Los catalanes abrían los octavos de final de la Champions League 2020-21 ante el PSG y a los 26 minutos, Lionel Messi convertía de penal el 1-0 sobre los franceses.

Los lanzamientos desde los doce pasos son un punto débil del argentino, pero ante Keylor Navas, su disparo fue de manual.

Barcelona’s Master Plan For Losing 8-2 Is Being Executed To Perfection

If this is the end of the Lionel Messi era at Barcelona, it’s a fitting one. It’s not what the six-time Ballon d’Or winner deserves, but at least it’s definitive. There’ll be no backwards glances, no what-ifs, just the resounding truth that a beautiful cycle has clearly reached its end: After losing 8-2 to Bayern Munich last season, Barça is on pace to match that level of embarrassment after getting rinsed 4-1 by PSG at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. 

Leipzig Nosedives To Round Of 16 Defeat Courtesy Of Two Horrendous Defensive Errors

Liverpool secured a vital 2-0 away victory in Budapest against RB Leipzig on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 clash. The Reds’ goals came courtesy of two absolutely horrendous Leipzig errors that could spell the end of the Bundesliga side’s time in the Champions League.

The two bizarre mistakes fit the theme of an unusual night. Due to fears of the UK Covid-19 strain Leipzig was forced to play its “home” leg in a country in which the club has never played

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