UEFA Champions League

The third quarter of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League ‘Round of 16’ – Heartbreak at Wembley and Parc des Princes

March 6, 2018

Liverpool (England) vs Porto (Portugal)
To beat Liverpool in Anfield by 5+ goals on any given day is improbable. And the fact that no team has overturned a ‘5-0’ first leg defeat in the Champions League made it easy to call the winner between the two sides before the whistle was blown for kick-off. The job done in Portugal was good enough to send Liverpool to the quarterfinals after a goalless draw in the second-leg.

Paris Saint-Germain (France) vs Real Madrid (Spain)

Once again, PSG has fallen in the quarter-finals to a Spanish opposition. After a dominant showing in the group stage, Paris Saint-Germain failed to register a victory in the knockout stage, making it 3 consecutive UCL games without a victory. Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to another victory in their title defense.

March 7, 2018
Two Champions League matches in England and both home teams were on the losing end of a ‘2-1’ score.

Tottenham Hotspur (England) vs Juventus (Italy)

Spurs get knocked out at Wembley.
Two quick second-half goals within 3 minutes brought Juventus from a goal down to secure an away victory over Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the quarterfinals. FC Basel ended a 36-game unbeaten run at the Etihad Stadium in all competitions 

Manchester City (England) vs Basel (Switzerland)
A Manchester City defeat at home didn’t impact their future in the league. Basel gets eliminated with some pride after coming to the Etihad and handing Manchester City a rare defeat.

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