UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE – ROUND OF 16 FIRST LEGS
February 18, 2020
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Paris St. Germain
Borussia Dortmund – Erlin Braut Haaland 69’ 77’
Paris St. Germain – Neymar 75’
Erlin Braut Haaland’s blasted in his 10th goal in the competition to give Borussia Dortmund a home win to take to Paris for the reverse fixture.
The pressure is on Paris St. Germain to avoid another early and unexpected exit from the UEFA Champions League.
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
Atletico Madrid – Saul Niguez 4’
It was trademark Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid gets an early goal and shut out Liverpool for the remainder of the match.
The match is far from over with the narrow margin of victory.
It will be expected that Anfield will replicate the atmosphere that has gotten Liverpool through many difficult matches.
February 19, 2020
Atalanta 4-1 Valencia
Atalanta – Hans Haeboer 16’ 62’ Josip Ilicic 42’ Remo Freuler 57’
Valencia – Denis Cheryshev 66’
Champions League debutants Atalanta have one foot in the quarter finals after a massive victory at the San Siro against Valencia
After losing their opening 3 matches in the group stage, who would have thought Atalanta will be this close to the quarter finals?
Hans Harborer scored two goals to sandwiched the goals from Josip Ilicic and Remo Freuler as Atalanta went on to seal a home win against Valencia at the San Siro.
Tottenham 0-1 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig – Timo Werner 58’(pen)
Champions League knockout stage debutants RB Leipzig picked up a win to take home to Germany.
Without their leading goalscorers on hand, Tottenham failed to find a goal at home against RB Leipzig.
A second-half Timo Werner penalty earned the RB Leipzig a narrow win to take back to Germany for the second leg.
Can last season’s runner-up turn the tie in their favor in Germany?