So, here we are. The Champions League quarter-finals have arrived, and Tuesday’s matchups appear to be absolute doomsdays. Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool , Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Vinicius 27′ 65′, Asensio 36′, Salah 51′ are the scorers.
Real Madrid progressed to the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday.
In the opening exchanges, it was the home side who had the monopoly on possession, but Liverpool’s fast front line made them look dangerous in attack.
Jürgen Klopp’s side, on the other hand, were nervous and fortunate not to concede early on when Luka Modric’s penalty appeal was turned down and Vinicius Jnr’s header skimmed the far post.
On 27 minutes, the Brazilian scored the game’s first goal, finishing brilliantly after a beautiful pass from Toni Kroos.
However, things got worse for Liverpool when Marco Asensio made it 2-0 after a bad header from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Despite Thibuat Courtois’ best efforts, Klopp had obviously set something at the break as Salah equalised almost immediately in the second half.
Real Madrid reclaimed their two-goal lead against the run of play when Vinicius finished first time after some brilliant work by Modric.
Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
De Bruyne scored in the 19th minute, Foden in the 90th minute, and Reus in the 84th minute.
Manchester City overcame Borussia Dortmund 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Phil Foden.
In the early stages, Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possession, but it was Dortmund who had the best effort, as Jude Bellingham forced a decent save from Ederson.
De Bruyne swept home a sumptuous team pass on 19 minutes to give the home side the lead.
Dortmund should have levelled it up, but the referee ruled out Jude Bellingham’s equaliser for some reason.
Early in the second half, Erling Haaland had his first real opportunity, only to be denied by Ederson’s legs.
City held on to their slim lead thanks to a couple of excellent saves from Marwin Hitz in the closing stages, but they would pay the price with six minutes remaining.
Reus was put in on goal thanks to some clever play by Haaland, and the Germany international finished coolly.
City, on the other hand, can never be underestimated, as Foden scored the game-winning goal with 90 minutes remaining.