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Midweek Football Review

No surprises bar 1 big one!

Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg

Real Madrid 3 (4) vs. (1) 1 Atalanta

Real Madrid needed a big win to consolidate their place in the next round and win they did. Benzema scored in the 1st half while Ramos scored a penalty in the 60th minute to make it 2-0. Muriel got one back for Atalanta in the 83rd minute but Asensio made it 3 for Real Madrid a minute later. Real Madrid progress to the last eight as they draw from their experience in the competition while Atalanta are dumped out of Europe. 

Man City 2 (4) vs. (0) 0 Monchengladbach

De Bruyne and Gundogan scored within 20 minutes to win this game for City and Pep. It was a comfortable round for City and they yet again go through to the quarters. Monchengladbach are dumped out and can now focus on getting into the European places in the Bundesliga. 

Bayern Munich 2 (6) vs. (2) 1 Lazio

Lewandowski scored in the 33rd minute to give Bayern the lead. Choupo-Moting made it 2 for Bayern in the 73rd minute and Lazio got a consolation goal in the 82nd minute via Parolo. Bayern cruised through the tie as they look to defend their title in the next round. 

Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg

Arsenal 0 (3) vs. (2) 1 Olympiacos

El-Arabi scored in the 51st minute to give Olympiacos the lead and Ba was sent off for Olympiacos in the 82nd minute. Olympiacos got the win but they couldn’t get the 3 goals needed to reach the next round. Arsenal go through on aggregate thanks to the 1st leg as they still stand a chance. 

Dinamo Zagreb 3 (3) vs. (2) 0 Tottenham

Zagreb had to scored 3 goals without reply and Zagreb did score 3 goals while Tottenham had no reply. Zagreb’s manager is in prison, that is a fact that one should know. Tottenham held on for around 60 minutes but Zagreb switched gears. Orsic got one back in the 62nd minute while he equalised for Zagreb in the 82nd minute. The game then went to extra time and Zagreb got the winner in the 106th minute thanks to Orsic again as he completed his hattrick. Zagreb move into the Quarters while Tottenham are dumped out in emphatic fashion. Mourinho actually looked broken and speechless in his post match conference. 

AC Milan 0 (1) vs. (2) 1 Man United

This was a pretty poor game with both teams having been sloppy for 90 minutes. United got through thanks to luck though as Pogba found a loose ball in the box and managed to smashed it past Donnarumma. United go through while Milan are knocked out and can now focus on staying close to Inter at the top of Serie A. 

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