Champions League: Real Madrid and Manchester City after convincing victories in the quarterfinals

Real Madrid and Manchester City showed no nakedness in the second leg of the round of 16 and rose confidently into the round of the last eight.

10:52 p.m., March 16, 2021

Sergio Ramos (left) scored from the penalty spot. © AP

Manchester city made it to the quarter-finals without any effort Champions League moved in. The superior English Premier League-Table Leader won the in Budapest played second leg against Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 on Tuesday and, like the 2-0 in the first game, remained without a goal. Also solved confidently real Madrid the ticket for the round of the last eight. After a second leg 3-1, the “Royal” defeated Atalanta Bergamo overall with 4: 1.

Met for ManCity Kevin De Bruyne (12.) and Ilkay Gündogan (18.). Right-back Stefan Lainer and “Joker” Hannes Wolf (from the 65th) could not prevent the seventh competitive defeat of Gladbach in a row. Record champion Real retained thanks to goals from Karim Benzema (34.), captain Sergio Ramos (60th / penalty) and Marco Asensio (85.) the upper hand. The Italians succeeded Luis Muriel (83rd / free kick) only the interim connection hit.

ManCity and Real joined them Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Paris St. Germain and the FC Portowho had previously fixed the ascent. The games will follow on Wednesday Chelsea versus Atletico Madrid (1-0) and defending champion Bayern Munich versus Lazio Rome (4: 1). The quarter-finals will be on Friday (12:00 p.m.) in Nyon drawn.

Gladbach ahead of a historic negative record

Manchester had to evade because of the strict German entry regulations for Great Britain due to the corona pandemic and made in Budapest Puskas Arena quickly all clear. Yann summer prevented at graduation from Phil Foden still behind (7th), but shortly afterwards was beaten for the first time. De Bruyne pulled from just outside the penalty area and hit the lower edge of the crossbar (12th).

Six minutes later, Foden switched quickly, served Gündogan with an ideal pass and the German team player carefully pushed the ball past Sommer. The Gladbachers had no answer ready, had no top chance before the break. Even after the restart, the third goal of the English was more in the air than the connection goal. Gladbach is already nine competitive games without a win. On Saturday in the league against the bottom Schalke 04 could be the squad of the coach, who is leaving in the summer Marco Rose with the eighth loss in a row, the club’s negative record from 1989 (under Wolf Werner) to adjust.

Real had some problems getting into the game at the beginning, the Italians tried to make up for the deficit from the first leg with ambitious offensive efforts. The only goal in half one fell on the side of the Spaniards – thanks to the active help of the guests. A tee shot from goalie Marco Sportiello ended up exactly at Luka Modricwho used Benzema and the French shot dry.

Real Madrid in shape in the Champions League

Immediately after starting again Vinicius Junior Having to close the sack, however, was crowned by a great individual action in which he fought his way through his own penalty area and then missed a wafer thin on the other side of the pitch, not with a hit (52nd). However, the 20-year-old Brazilian quickly moved back into the foreground and was able to win from the Atalanta captain Rafael Toloi be stopped just inside the penalty area with a foul. Ramos confidently converted the imposed penalty.

Muriel gave the Italians hope again with a directly converted free kick, but Asensio, who had been exchanged shortly before, quickly restored the old goal gap. The Madrilenians have twelve of their most recent 13 Champions League games against Series-ATeams won. Overall, they expanded their unbeaten competitive series of games to nine games, where they left the field seven times as a winner, as was the last time in the league in a 2-1 against Moose.

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