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Messi surprised by magical Ronaldo showing

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has revealed surprise at Cristiano Ronaldo’s magical performance against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.

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Juventus slipped past Atletico Madrid in Tuesday’s second leg, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two headers and a penalty to see the Italian club overturn a 2-0 first-leg loss and leaving the Barca star to marvel at the exploits of his former Real Madrid rival.

Following Barcelona’s victory against Lyon, Messi said;

“Cristiano and Juventus were awesome, it was a big surprise because I thought Atletico would be stronger.

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2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi finals fixtures

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In a competition rife with shocks so far, 79 teams have been whittled down to eight and, for the first time since 2013, the reigning champions are not among them.

Real Madrid were stunned by a sumptuous Ajax fightback, kicking off a string of upsets which also saw Manchester United eliminating Paris Saint-Germain, Porto knocking out Roma and Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo wiping out Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham held off Borussia Dortmund to reach the last eight for the first time in eight years, Liverpool brushed aside Bayern in Munich, Barcelona made quick work of Lyon and Manchester City put 10 past Schalke over two legs. Continue reading “2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi finals fixtures”

Asisat Oshoala stars as Barcelona beats Atletico Madrid

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The Nigerian forward continued her impressive goal scoring form for Barcelona Ladie by netting one in their 2-0 away win against

It was Asisat Oshoala‘s fifth goal in five appearances for Barcelona Ladies in the Liga Iberdrola since her arrival on loan from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian in January.

Apart from Barcelona’s Ladie’s impressive performance, was a new world record set in the match.

Over 60,000 people attended the women’s club football match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, which is a new world record. Continue reading “Asisat Oshoala stars as Barcelona beats Atletico Madrid”

Video allegedly shows Cristiano’s second goal vs Atletico did not cross the line

Video: Legitimacy of CR7's second goal questioned
Thought Jan Oblak pulled off an amazing save? One video suggests he did and that the goal was wrongfully awarded.

Did you watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal against Atletico Madrid and think it did not cross the line? A video has emerged arguing that could be the case ahead of Friday’s Champions League draw.

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VAR’s relevance questioned after Suarez’s controversial penalty vs Lyon

VAR questioned after Barca's controversial penalty

No review?

The essence of the Video Assistant Referee has been questioned after a controversial penalty decision went in favor of Barcelona in their Champions League clash with Lyon on Wednesday. The Catalans took the lead in the 18th-minute via Lionel Messi’s Panenka spot-kick to dash the visitors’ hopes of potentially upsetting the odds.

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Messi makes history in Barcelona’s 5-1 win against Lyon

Messi makes history in Barcelona's 5-1 win vs Lyon

The Argentine ace led Los Blaugranas to a comfortable win against the French side.

There are some men that can’t stop breaking records, and one of those is Lionel Messi.

Not only did he cement his spot as the top scorer in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 games, but he also achieved a personal milestone while leading Los Blaugranas to a 5-1 against Lyon.

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CR7 helps Juve end hoodoo against Atleti with stunning hat-trick

CR7 puts an end to Atlético's UCL hopes

The Portuguese ace extended his dominance over Los Colchoneros with his three goals today.

Two headers and a penalty kick were enough for Cristiano Ronaldo to confirm himself as Atlético’s worst nightmare in the UEFA Champions League.

The Portuguese ace destroyed Atlético’s hopes of playing the tournament’s final at the Wanda Metropolitano with today’s hat-trick, whilst also ending a hoodoo for the bianconeri against the Spanish side.

Ever since Diego Simeone’s appointment as Atlético boss, Juventus had not been able to score a goal against the Spanish capital side. Today, Cristiano Ronaldo ended that three-game streak with a stellar performance, with a little bit of help from the goal-line technology and a massive display by Bernardeschi.

The former Real Madrid striker elevated his goalscoring tally against Los Colchoneros to 25 goals. He has only scored more goals against Sevilla (27).

But that’s not all that Cristiano accomplished today with his hat-trick against Los Colchoneros. This is the fourth time he has scored three goals in a single match against the Spanish side, three of those against Jan Oblak, according to stats’ specialist Mister Chip.

And here’s one more number for you to feast your eyes with.

Just in case you needed more insight on why CR7 is Atlético’s worst nightmare, here’s what has happened to Atlético whenever they have run into the Portuguese striker in this competition.

“Atlético’s five most recent UCL eliminations in a KO stage.

– 2013-14: Final vs Cristiano

– 2014-15: Quarterfinals vs Cristiano

– 2015-16: Final vs Cristiano

– 2016-17: Semi-finals vs Cristiano

– 2018-19: Round of 16 vs Cristiano”

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Buffon congratulates Juventus after stellar UCL comeback vs Atletico

Buffon congratulates Juve after amazing comeback

The Italian icon made sure to praise his former side after overturning the 2-0 deficit to make the quarter-finals.

Gianluigi may have concluded his legendary career with Juventus over the summer, but his affection for the Italian giant knows no end. This was evident for all to see as he made sure to congratulate the Bianconeri after their amazing win over Atletico.

The Serie A giant hosted the Spanish side in the second leg of their round of 16 encounter needing to overturn a 2-0 deficit and overturn it they did. A superb hat-trick from Cristiano — who else — sent the club into the quarter-finals via a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.

Two headers and a late penalty were enough to keep the Italians’ Champions League dream alive, as their five-time Ballon d’Or winner collected the match ball. Everyone was left in awe after this triumph and their former shot-stopper jumped at the opportunity to praise his former employers and his former boss Allegri in particular.

“Congratulations to all! An undertaking like this is something extraordinary and moving. P.S Great Mr. Allegri!!” the 41-year-old wrote on Instagram.

While the Old Lady booked their spot in the last eight, the same cannot be said for Buffon’s PSG. The French champion was dumped out of the competition courtesy of an embarrassing 3-1 loss at home to Man United.

As for Cristiano and Co, they will now wait to find out their opponent for the next round. After that win, though, they can be forgiven for feeling like they are going to lift the title this time around.

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Where to watch Bayern vs Liverpool – UEFA UCL 2nd Leg – March 13

Bayern vs Liverpool viewing info
With the first leg finishing 0-0, both Bayern and Liverpool have everything to play for in the second leg. Live Soccer TV’s match preview provides match facts, team news, and global broadcast listings for Bayern vs Liverpool

Current form: Bayern vs Liverpool

Bayern have now overtaken Borussia Dortmund in the race for the Bundesliga title. At the end of last year, die Schwarzgelben were nearly ten points ahead of die Roten, and it seemed like finally, someone other than Bayern were looking set to actually end the one-horse race in Germany. However, since the start of 2019, Dortmund have been slipping up left and right, which has allowed the Bavarian titans to force their way back into contention and now they have surged back up the table to rise into top spot, ahead of Dortmund on goal difference.

It’s a great outcome for Bayern fans, but a disappointing one certainly for Dortmund supporters and Bundesliga neutrals, who were hoping to see some surprises in the league this time around. However, Bayern’s focus is to finally get their hands on the Champions League, which has eluded them since 2013, and Niko Kovac would naturally do wonders to alleviate some of the pressure on him should he manage to lead die Roten to European glory this season.

They will face a tough task, though, as they will be taking on Liverpool at the Allianz Arena, and the Reds are led by none other than Jurgen Klopp, who was in charge of that Dortmund side who lost 2-1 in the 2013 Champions League final to Bayern six years ago.

Liverpool, meanwhile, sit in second spot in the league after also slipping up in recent weeks, and now are one point behind Manchester City. The Reds come into this game having beaten Burnley over the weekend and will be hoping that their excellent historical record against Bayern (they have lost just one of their last eight meetings with die Roten in European competition) will be enough to see them through to the quarter-finals.

Match Facts and Stats: Bayern vs Liverpool

  • Bayern Munich have won only one of their eight matches in European competition against Liverpool (D5 L2)
  • Die Roten have only failed to score once in their last 26 Champions League home games
  • Liverpool have lost their last four away games in the Champions League
  • Liverpool and Bayern Munich’s only prior in the European Cup/Champions League before this season was in the 1980/81 semis
  • Jurgen Klopp’s record at the Allianz Arena: W4 D1 L9
  • Both Bayern and Liverpool have 5 UCL titles to their name (Liverpool’s last win was in 2005; Bayern’s last win was in 2013)
  • Bayern’s round of 16 record is W11 L3
  • The Bavarians’ record in two-legged ties against English clubs is W10 L5
  • Bayern have won all but two of the 23 UEFA ties in which they drew the first leg away from home
  • The Reds are unbeaten in their last seven UEFA Champions League round of 16 matches (W5 D2)
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in four games in Germany (W2 D2), and have a record of W3 D9 L5 against Bundesliga sides

Team news: Bayern vs Liverpool

Bayern: Both Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller are suspended for this match. Corentin Tolisso is out with an injury, while Arjen Robben, who has consistently struggled with injuries for years, is a major doubt due to yet another fitness problem. However, both David Alaba and Kingsley Coman have reportedly recovered and could feature in some capacity here.

Liverpool: Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, and Naby Keita are all out with injuries, but Andy Robertson will have to be very careful here as another booking could see him miss the quarter-finals if Liverpool beat Bayern tonight. James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been also included in the squad after the former missed Liverpool’s clash against Burnley due to a muscle problem and the latter was subbed off as a a precaution with this crunch European tie in mind.

TV Channels and Broadcasts: Bayern vs Liverpool

In the USA, tune into Bayern vs Liverpool on SiriusXM FC, TNT USA, Galavision, Watch TNT, Univision Deportes En Vivo, and B/R Live.

Can’t make it to the Allianz Arena? Bayern fans can cheer on the team Sky Sport UHD, Sky Sport 2/HD, Sky Go, and SRF zwei.

Liverpool fans can support the Reds on in the UK BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport 4K UHD, and BBC Radio 5 Live.