Surprise one: Foden in the Rescue, Klopp in the trouble Today is the last matchday of the Champions League quarter-finals this season.
Will Liverpool be able to pull off a stunning comeback against Real Madrid? Will Manchester City end their eight-game losing streak?
Let’s have a look.
After a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield, Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League after missing a slew of opportunities in both halves.
About the fact that this was a major European event without the presence of spectators, the Reds were assured of a comeback prior to kickoff.
“Anfield is still Anfield,” Jürgen Klopp told the press before the game, and the Reds got off to a flying start.
Mohamed Salah had a chance to score within the first two minutes, but Thibaut Courtois saved his attempt.
Late on, the Egyptian continued his poor form in front of goal, skipping another opportunity over the bar.
Los Blancos threatened to destroy the game’s momentum in the second half by fouling their rivals on a regular basis, with Casemiro being the chief offender.
Manchester City 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (1-2 on agg)
Bellingham (15′), Mahrez (PEN) (54′), and Foden (75′) are the scorers.
Manchester City defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time under Pep Guardiola.
Surprise one: Foden in the Rescue, Klopp in the trouble Guardiola’s team needed to get through the last eight, and it seemed from the onset that their cerebral coach hadn’t over-thought his starting lineup.
After 15 minutes, Jude Bellingham scored a spectacular goal, curling one past Ederson from the edge of the area.
The away side, on the other hand, was unfazed by this and quickly took hold of the majority of possession, but they were unable to score.
On 52 minutes, that changed when Emre Can managed inside the area and Riyad Mahrez scored from the penalty spot.
City had opportunities now, and they took advantage of them on 75 minutes when Phil Foden rifled home from 18 yards.
The semi-finals of the Champions League will be held on April 27 and May 4.