The second leg of the quarter finals has ended, and it was full of drama. It may not be as memorable as Tuesday’s happenings, but it created headlines that people will talk about nonetheless.
Manchester City held on to a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid which was full of tension from start to finish. We also saw a draw at Anfield as Liverpool & Benfica took part in 6-goal thriller.
It is now a possibility, for the third time in the past four years, that the Champions League final will be an all-English affair.
Here are the three lessons we learnt from Wednesday’s Champions League’s fixtures.
Mayhem at the Metropolitano
On Tuesday, Real Madrid & Chelsea produced a classic at the Bernabéu. However, it was the other Madrid-based outfit that got people talking, and for the complete opposite reasons.
Both teams went at it to say the least, with Atlético being a more dominant side than city. They created chances after chances but had no success in finding the back of the net.
Manchester City kept their discipline regardless of all the mischief Atlético were causing, although it is reported that this hostility boiled over in the tunnel after the final whistle.
It was still enough for the Citizens to qualify thanks to their victory in the first leg and they’ll be looking to break their Champions League trophy drought, and join the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and fellow semi-finalists Liverpool in boasting the most illustrious of footballing decorations.
Liverpool Still Look to be Favourites
It was a tighter affair between these two teams than last week. The match ended in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool qualifying because of their 6-4 aggregate advantage.
The Reds scored first from the impressive Konate’s header. Then, eleven minutes later, Benfica equalised, with youngster Goncalo Ramos netting. A comeback? That is a long shot, and Anfield is not an easy place.
The second half looked like it was dead & buried when Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino scored a double within 10 minutes giving Klopp’s men a comfortable lead. As Liverpool was cruising, they slipped and the Portuguese side scored two unanswered goals making it 3-3.
Regardless of Benfica’s fightback, Liverpool made it through to the semis.
LaLiga vs Premier league
We have two clubs from la Liga & two clubs from the premier league. Real Madrid vs Manchester city while the underdogs Villarreal play the electric Liverpool.
Regardless of who goes through, we want the best team to make it to the finals and give everything they can in the semis. All four clubs will surely provide us with some brilliant entertainment and are one small step away from making it to the finals.
Who do you think it will be?
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