Liverpool returns to semifinal After 10 years
For the first time in 10 years Liverpool have reached the semifinal of the Champions League and are also keeping their hopes of winning a sixth title alive after beating Manchester City by 2-1 at the Etihad stadium. The victory also means they qualify on a 5-1 aggregate. Aside that they have also kept the England’s dream of reaching the final alive and they are the first English team to reach the last four after Chelsea reached their in 2012.
Guadiola Fails To Make Semifinal With City For Again
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has failed to guide City to the semifinal of the champions league for the second time in a row. The Spaniard was edged out last season by Monaco in the quarterfinal stage, but City’s early form this season suggested that the club would go beyond the quarterfinal stage, but it was at Etihad that their dream ended. More over, the Spaniard faced a tough situation in the match, when he was sent-off at half time leaving his side to play without his tutelage. Guradiola last appeared in the champions league while at Bayern.
Ronaldo Sends Madrid Through In 98 Minutes
Cristiano Ronaldo was magical in the second-leg quarterfinal match against Juventus, scoring a 98th minutes late goal through penalty that ensured his side secure a semifinal ticket after Juventus had taken a 3-0 lead at Bernebeau. The goal also keeps his sides hope of winning a third champions league title in a row alive and the Portuguese would surely have become a thorn on the flesh of Juventus having caused them serious pain since last season.
Roma Stuns Barcelona In Italy
This is arguably the greatest shock of quarterfinals games as Roma shocked Barcelona by sending them away from the champions league despite Barca taking a comfortable 4-1 first-leg lead at Camp Nou. The stunning 3-0 win proved bookmakers wrong as no one had envisaged that Roma would scale through under any circumstances. The fact that Barcelona also failed to score a single goal in the encounter was a big blow to the football world and unlike Madrid who scaled through against Juve by scoring just one goal, Barca needed just a goal but it eventually did not come.