The 2020-21 Champions League continues to surprise us, this time with interesting results in the quarterfinals.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich lost their respective first-leg matches while Chelsea and Manchester City continued their winning run. Get the full story below.
PSG Cause a Big Upset
Paris Saint-Germain became the only team this season to have beaten Bayern Munich at the famed Allianz Arena. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe led the onslaught responsible for cracking the German code.
The German champions started as the favourites at home, given their superb track record. In the first half, however, Mbappe and Marquinhos put PSG up at 2-0, with Neymar assisting both the goals.
While the hosts did equalise the score, thanks to the heroics of Eric Maxim and Thomas Muller, Mbappe put the team up again at the front in the 68th minute.
Ultimately, PSG took the game 3-2 and more importantly, have three away goals heading into the second leg in Paris.
Liverpool lose to Madrid
Liverpool’s harrowing run this season continued on Tuesday evening, this time against the 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid.
The Reds were beaten 3-1 at the Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, with Vinicius scoring a brace and Asensio scoring the third goal. From Liverpool’s side, Mohammad Salah was the sole goalscorer.
Liverpool will host Real Madrid in the second leg next week at the Anfield Stadium, where they will look to overcome the gigantic challenge placed ahead of them.
Manchester City, Chelsea Win as Usual
In other news, the English teams Chelsea and Manchester City find themselves in favourable positions after positive results in the quarterfinals.
The Blues continued their solid defensive run as they beat FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg.
Since Thomas Tuchel took over the reign in late January, the Blues have conceded only 7 goals in all competitions – 5 of those came in a freak 5-2 defeat to West Brom Albion last weekend.
Chelsea will head into the second leg with a comfortable, 2 goal lead and some brilliant defense.
Lastly, we also have Manchester City who beat Borussia Dortmund by 2-1 at the Manchester City Stadium. The match would have ended in a 1-1 draw, had it not been for the 90th-minute winner by Phillip Foden.
This fixture is not over by a long shot as Borussia Dortmund have looked good at home. They will fancy their chances of turning this result around when they host City in the return leg next week.