Champions League – Round of 16, 2nd leg, week 2

Man City demolish Leipzig, Inter holds Porto to a draw, Real Madrid beats Liverpool again, while Napoli’s great form continiues. The 2nd leg of the UCL round of 16 has been played, it’s time for the Quarter Finals!

Manchester City7RB Leipzig0
E. Haaland 22′(p), 24′, 45′, 53′, 57′
İ. Gündoğan 49′
K. De Bruyne 90′

Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Slavko Vincic, Slovenia

Manchester City
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Starting 11: Ederson, M. Akanji, Rúben Dias, N. Aké, J. Stones, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, K. De Bruyne, İ. Gündoğan, J. Grealish, E. Haaland
Subs: R. Mahrez 55′, P. Foden 55′, J. Álvarez 63′, K. Phillips 64′, Sergio Gómez 64′

RB Leipzig
Manager: M. Rose
Starting 11: J. Blaswich, B. Henrichs, W. Orbán, J. Gvardiol, D. Raum, A. Haidara, K. Kampl, K. Laimer, E. Forsberg, D. Szoboszlai, T. Werner
Subs: André Silva 62′, Y. Poulsen 62′, M. Simakan 63′, Dani Olmo 72′, L. Klostermann 80′

What is there to say about the story of this match, that the scoreline and the scorers does not tell? Pep Guardiola’s City absolutely dominated RB Leipzig in England and walk away as clear and deserved victors. They will be playing in the Quarter Finals once more.

FC Porto0Inter0

Location: Estádio Do Dragão, Porto
Referee: Szymon Marciniak, Poland

FC Porto
Manager: Sérgio Conceição
Starting 11: Diogo Costa, Pepê Aquino, Fábio Cardoso, Iván Marcano, Z. Sanusi, M. Grujić, M. Uribe, Evanilson, S. Eustáquio, Galeno, M. Taremi
Subs: André Franco 70′, Toni Martínez 71′, D. Namaso 85′, Wendell 85′,

Manager: S. Inzaghi
Starting 11: A. Onana, M. Darmian, F. Acerbi, A. Bastoni, D. Dumfries, N. Barella, H. Çalhanoğlu, H. Mkhitaryan, F. Dimarco, L. Martínez, E. Džeko
Subs: R. Lukaku 70′, D. D’Ambrosio 70′, S. de Vrij 74′, M. Brozović 80′, M. Škriniar 80′

After a 1-0 Inter victory in the first leg, it was all to play for in the 2nd leg. FC Porto played a brave game, dominating their opponents in pretty much every aspect, including xG. It just wasn’t meant to be for Sergio Conceicao’s side though, as they failed to score. The man of the match is undoubtedly Inter’s GK, Onana. Inter go through.

Real Madrid1Liverpool0
K. Benzema 78′

Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Referee: Felix Zwayer, Germany

Real Madrid
Manager: C. Ancelotti
Starting 11: Thibaut Courtois, Daniel Carvajal, Éder Militão, Antonio Rüdiger, Nacho Fernández, Luka Modrić, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Subs: Dani Ceballos 82′, Rodrygo 82′, Marco Asensio 84′, A. Tchouaméni 84′, Lucas Vázquez 86′

Manager: J. Klopp
Starting 11: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konaté, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Cody Gakpo, Fabinho, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Darwin Núñez
Subs: Roberto Firmino 57′, H. Elliott 57′, A. Oxlade-Chamberlain 73′, K. Tsimikas 90′, Fábio Carvalho 90′

After a first leg which was played for the history books, the second leg between Real Madrid and Liverpool was a bit more on the less flashy side, however it was once again Carlos’ Ancelotti’s side who got the victory. Liverpool had a few chances, however they were never close to beating Madrid, especially by 3 goals. Real Madrid are in the quarter finals, once more.

Napoli3Eintracht Frankfurt0
V. Osimhen 45′
V. Osimhen 53′
P. Zieliński 64′

Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli
Referee: Anthony Taylor, England

Manager: L. Spalletti
Starting 11: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Min-jae Kim, Mário Rui, Frank Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zieliński, Matteo Politano, Victor Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Subs: Juan Jesus 66′, H. Lozano 67′, E. Elmas 74′, T. Ndombélé 74′, G. Simeone 81′

Eintracht Frankfurt
Manager: O. Glasner
Starting 11: Kevin Trapp, Aurélio Buta, Tuta, Evan Ndicka, Christopher Lenz, Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow, Ansgar Knauff, Mario Götze, Daichi Kamada, Rafael Santos Borré
Subs: F. Alidou 62′, P. Max 67′, K. Jakić 74′

Napoli are amazing this season. Not only in Serie A, where they are absolutely dominating the competition, but in the UCL as well. It is the first time they have reached the Quarter Finals and they are going to be one of the favorites, for sure.

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