This first night of the Champions League quarter-finals in the first leg ended with the victory of Real Madrid and Manchester City, which respectively won against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool will obviously not have had its revenge on Real Madrid in this first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League and thus lose a goal to 3, because of a fragile defense that got the better of the giant English.
Indeed, Real Madrid provided the essential despite the absence of its two executives, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane. Zinedine Zidane’s side opened the scoring in the 27th minute thanks to Vinicius Junior who silenced rumors of his poor form.
The Brazilian served by Toni Kroos succeeds in his chest control and aligns Alisson, who could not count on his defenders, who are still lacking to let Marco Asensio pass who comes to offer the second goal to the Merengues (36 ‘).
🇫🇷🚨FLASH | What a mistake from the liverpool defense! Marco #Asensio comes to double the bet for the real.
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Aware of taking off against a powerful team, the Reds come to close the gap after the break, following a strike from the Egyptian Mohamed Salah (51 ′).
A first and last goal for the English which was not enough to calm the ardor of the Spaniards. And it is again Vinicius Junior who drives home the point in the 65th minute to seal this match which gives them an advantage for the return.
At the same time, Manchester City, author of a good campaign in the Champions League, continues its good momentum and snatches victory at Borussia Dortmund, and yet it was not won.
The Citizens took the lead in the 19th minute following a goal from Kevin De Bruyne who easily concluded with a right foot. The answer was long overdue for the BVB who could count on Marco Reus to equalize in the 84.
However, Phil Foden scored a late goal (90 ′) for Manchester City against Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad to give Pep Guardiola’s side the edge in their Champions League quarter-final game.