UEFA Champions League

On to the the quarterfinals of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.

Cup Football.

The final 8 of the 32 teams.

Three wins to be champions.

Italian Serie A and the English Premier League have one team left to represent the league. The other 3 leagues have two teams each.
In their first ever Champions League participation, Atalanta became the only Italian Serie A team left at the quarter final stage after Juventus and Napoli were knocked out in the Round of 16.

Manchester City is the only English Premier League team left in the competition.
This was expected when Chelsea had the daunting task of beating Bayern Munich by 4+ goals in Munich.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are the Spanish La Liga teams left.
Paris St. Germain and Lyon are the French Ligue 1 teams left.
And RB Leipzig and Bayer Munich are the German Bundesiga teams left.

In the quarterfinals, it will be Spanish La Liga and German Bundesliga trying to eliminate each other. ‘RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid’ and ‘Barcelona vs Bayern Munich’

 

The Quarterfinalists

Atalanta (Italian Serie A)
Paris St. Germain (French Ligue 1)
RB Leipzig (German Bundesliga)
Atletico Madrid (Spanish La Liga)
Barcelona (Spanish La Liga)
Bayern Munich (German Bundesliga)
Manchester City (English Premier League)
Lyon (French Ligue 1)

 

August 7, 2020


Juventus 2-1 Lyon
Juvenuts – Cristiano Ronaldo 43′(pen) 60′
Lyon – Memphis Depay 12′(pen)

 

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid
Manchester City – Raheem Sterling 9′ Gabriel Jeusu 68′
Real Madrid – Karim Benzema 28′

 

Manchester City and Lyon are heading to the quarterfinals.
Real Madrid and Juventus exit.

It was a ‘2-1’ win for the home teams in both of today’s Champions League matches.

While the score was good to advance Manchester City at home, it wasn’t enough to get Juventus over the line.

Lyon held on to advance in Turin. A ‘2-1’ win and a Crsitiano Ronaldo brace was not enough to get the result for Juventus to make it to the quarter finals.

Manchester City won both legs against Real Madrid by a ‘2-1’ score.

 

August 8, 2020


Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea
Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski 10′(pen) 84′ Ivan Perisic 24′ Corentin Tolisso 76′
Chelsea – Tammy Abraham

 

 

Barcelona 3-1 Napoli
Barcelona – Clement Lenglet 10′ Lionel Messi 23′ Luis Suarez 45+1′
Napoli – Lorenzo Insigne 45+5′

 

Bayern Munich and Barcelona joined Manchester City and Lyon to complete the list of teams heading to the quarterfinals.

Bayern Munich came into the game with a 3-0 lead (3 away goals), and left secured a 3-1 win at home to knock Chelsea out the competition by a 7-1 agg score.

Robert Lewandowski added two goals to his tally to move clear at the top of the scoring list with 13 goals.

Baracelona and Napoli did all the goal scoring in the first-half, with Barcelona getting the large portion of the 4 goals scored.

 

Leading goalscorers
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munic) – 13 goals
Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – 10 goals
Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)/ Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)/ Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)/ Dries Merten (Napoli)/ Harry Kane (Tottenham)/ Memphis Depay (Lyon) – 6 goals each

 

 

Quarter final fixtures
August 12, 2020
Atalanta vs Paris St. Germain

August 13, 2020
RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid

August 14, 2020
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

August 15, 2020
Manchester City vs Lyon

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