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Midweek Football Review

Away wins galore!

Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg

Lazio 1 vs. 4 Bayern Munich

Lewandowski, Musiala, Sane, and an own goal from Acerbi gave Bayern a good 4 goal lead. Lazio got one back via Correa but that was it. Bayern are through and the 2nd leg should just be a formality. 

Atalanta 0 vs. 1 Real Madrid

Freuler got a red card for Atalanta in the 17th minute and that gave Real Madrid the advantage. Real Madrid though have a depleted squad and finally managed to get a goal in the 87th minute via Mendy. A big goal for the away team but still a tough 2nd leg to come. 

Monchengladbach 0 vs. 2 Man City

Silva scored in the 1st half and Jesus scored in the 2nd to give City a comfortable 2 goal lead for the 2nd leg. City should win this but 2 goals is a tricky gap and they might need to score a couple more. 

Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg

Tottenham 4 (8) vs. (1) 0 Wolfsberger

Alli got a goal in the 10th minute while Vinicius added 2 and Bale also got one in the 2nd half. Tottenham march into the Round of 16 without breaking a sweat and maybe Mourinho might want to use some of these fringe players in his Premier League XI. 

Arsenal 3 (4) vs. (3) 2 Benfica

Aubameyang scored in the 21st minute to give Arsenal the lead, but Goncalves equalised right before the 2nd half for Benfica. Silva then gave Benfica the lead in the 61st minute after some horrendous play from Ceballos. Tierney equalised for Arsenal in the 67th minute but they still needed to score and Aubameyang got the winner in the 87th minute. Arsenal move into the next round while Benfica go out fighting. 

Leicester 0 (0) vs. (2) 2 Slavia Praha

Provod and Sima got goals in the 2nd half to give Praha a big win and send them into the next round of the Europa League. Leicester are dumped out without scoring but can now focus on a top four place and their FA Cup journey.

AC Milan 1 (3) vs. (3) 1 Red Star Belgrade

Kessie scored a penalty in the 9th minute to give Milan the lead while Nabouhane equalised for Belgrade in the 24th minute. Gobeljic got a red card for Belgrade in the 70th minute but Milan were able to manage the game. Milan go into the next round but are still going through a rough patch.

Man United 0 (4) vs. (0) 0 Real Sociedad

No goals in this game as United had already done the damage in the 1st leg to seal progression to the next round. Sociedad missed a penalty early in the 1st half but didn’t score goals.

Premier League (Games in hand)

Leeds 3 vs. 0 Southampton

Bamford, Dallas, and Raphinha scored in the 2nd half to give Leeds a big win against Southampton. Southampton return to losing ways while, Leeds return to winning ways and move into 10th in the table. 

La Liga (Games in hand) 

Messi scored 2, and Alba got another as Barcelona beat Elche comfortably. Barcelona go within 2 points of Real Madrid and within 5 of Atletico. Atletico’s poor form in recent games has opened up the title race in Spain. 

 

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