Another two matches finished in the UCL round of 16. Real Madrid came back in the clash against Paris Saint-Germain, while Manchester City saved the advantage gained in Lisbon against Sporting.
The match in Madrid was a real drama in the best traditions of first-class football. The encounter between Real and PSG could be a great title even for the final clash, but the draw forced them to play in the round of 16.
As the first game finished with a confident but late victory of PSG due to the goal of Mbappe, the guests had a good position to start with. And they did, scoring even an opener at Santiago Bernabeu after a successful counterattack with Mbappe to deliver a two-goal advantage for the French club.
Moreover, the guests were close to scoring two more goals, but offsides were spotted to rescue the Whites. By the way, in you want to win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites for football in India rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.
It meant that Real came to the pitch in the second half with an almost unbelievable task to score at least twice. And their forces were praised in the middle of the second half when Donnaruma played inattentively in the own penalty box and gave the ball for Benzema.
PSG felt the danger and lost control over the game, allowing Benzema to score twice in two minutes. With no adequate response, PSG lost the game and the possibility to play in the UCL final, which was moved from Saint-Petersburg to Paris due to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
The second game of that day was much less interesting as Manchester City won an away game against Sporting 5:0. It allowed Guardiola to give a chance for reserve players to play in the Champions League, which meant lower game speeds. So, 0:0 at Etihad, which looked much more boring than the scenario at Bernabeu.
So, Real Madrid and Manchester City joined Liverpool and Bayern in the quarterfinals of the recent UCL. The other four teams will be known in a week, while the draw for the round of 8 will be held next Friday.
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