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Quite a match between Atalanta and Paris St.-Germain today. Atalanta went up 1-0 early on, then a whole lot of nothing happened.

PSG exploded in the last minute, literally, scoring the tying goal in the 90th minute, then another one in stoppage time.

PSG moves on. Remaining matches in the quarterfinal:

Lepizig v. Atletico Madrid

Bayern Munchen v. Barcelona

Lyon v. Manchester City
 

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RB Leipzig over Atletico Madrid, 2-1.

Big show is tomorrow, Barcelona, winner of the La Liga, vs. Bayern Munchen, winner of the Bundesliga.
 

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Bayern Munchen crushed Barcelona, 8-2 (and one of Barca's goals was an own-goal by Bayern).

Today it's Manchester City vs. Lyon. Winner gets to be brutally slaughtered by Bayern.
 

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Well, well. Who'da thunk it? Lyon beat Man City, 2-1.

On to the semi-finals. Paris St.-Germain vs. Leipzig and Bayern Munchen vs. Lyon.

Not an English, Italian, or Spanish team in the final four. Weird.
 

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Well, Paris St.-Germain is in the final, beating Red Bull Leipzig 3-0.

Tomorrow will decide who the other team is, Olympique Lyonnaise (Lyon) or Bayern Munchen.
 

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If you like soccer, tune in the second half of Bayern Munchen vs. Lyon.

This is a bloody master class. A great team and an invincible team.
 

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Marcus Rashford repeated his late heroics against Paris St-Germain with a superb winner as Manchester United marked their return to the Champions League with a fine win at the home of last season's beaten finalists.

Rashford's stoppage-time penalty sealed a famous victory at the Parc des Princes 18 months ago and the England striker was again on target to ensure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took maximum points from their opening match.

With RB Leipzig - semi-finalists last season - up and running with a win over Istanbul Basaksehir, it is now PSG who need to click into gear fast just to make it out of Group H.

The Final is at the Atatürk Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday 29th May 2021.

 
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Bayern Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid

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Inter Milan 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

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Olympiakos 1-0 Marseille

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Midtjylland 0-4 Atalanta
 

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Champions League quarter finals:

Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Porto vs Chelsea
Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
 

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Quarter Finals (1st Leg)

Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

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Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring on 19 minutes

Phil Foden scored a late winner for Manchester City against Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad to hand Pep Guardiola's side the advantage in their Champions League quarter-final tie.


Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

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Vinicius Junior (20y 268d) is the second youngest scorer for Real Madrid in a Champions League knockout match, after Raul (18y 253d) in March 1996 against Juventus

Liverpool will need to produce another huge European display at Anfield if they are to reach the last four of the Champions League after suffering a crushing quarter-final first-leg loss to Real Madrid.

The Reds were largely second best throughout an entertaining game in Spain against a Real side missing its first-choice centre-back pairing, but packed with impressive attacking talent.

Much of the damage was done in the first half, begun when Vinicius Junior took down a brilliant long-range pass from Toni Kroos on his chest before firing the opener past Alisson.

Marco Asensio doubled the lead, taking advantage of a loose header from Trent Alexander-Arnold to chip the ball over Alisson and then tap into an empty net.

Liverpool came out fighting after the break, pulling a goal back through Mohamed Salah's close-range finish off the crossbar to spark their best 20-minute spell of the contest.

But they were stung when Vinicius Junior found the net via a first-time shot following a fine attacking move with 25 minutes to go.

It leaves them with a mountain to climb in the return leg at an empty Anfield on 14 April.

 

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Quarter Finals (1st Leg)

Bayern Munich 2-3 Paris Saint-Germain


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Kylian Mbappe has eight Champions League goals this season

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain produced a superb away performance to beat title holders Bayern Munich in a thrilling Champions League quarter-final first leg.

This was a meeting between last year's finalists and they both contributed in a hugely entertaining game that in itself would have been worthy of being the final of the competition.

Mbappe took just three minutes to make his mark as he was fed by Neymar and the striker thumped a drive through Manuel Neuer's legs.

Marquinhos doubled the lead for the French champions midway through the first half with a neat finish from a great ball by Neymar before ex-PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed home to halve the deficit.

Neuer made amends for his earlier mistake by denying Neymar from point-blank range early in the second half, before Keylor Navas kept out strikes from David Alaba and Benjamin Pavard at the other end.

But Bayern Munich kept up the pressure and deservedly levelled on the hour mark when Thomas Muller guided a header into the back of the net from Joshua Kimmich's free kick.

However, Mbappe had the final say as he swept a low strike through Jerome Boateng's legs late on to give PSG a third crucial away goal heading into the second leg.



Porto 0-2 Chelsea

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Mason Mount scored with Chelsea's first attempt on target for his maiden Champions League goal

Chelsea bounced back from a testing few days to earn a commanding first-leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League.

Mason Mount's clever turn and finish in the first half helped bring some welcome relief to Blues manager Thomas Tuchel after his side's heavy defeat to West Brom on Saturday, which was followed by a training ground incident between team-mates Kepa Arrizabalaga and Antonio Rudiger.
Ben Chilwell added a late second after a mistake by Corona, moments after substitute Christian Pulisic had hit the bar.

Having conceded five goals against West Brom, Chelsea produced a dogged defensive performance to earn a seventh clean sheet in nine European games this season.

Skipper Cesar Azpilicueta's vital block denied Corona before Edouard Mendy kept out Pepe's header.

With both legs of this tie in Spain at Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium because of coronavirus travel restrictions between Portugal and the UK, this was Porto's 'home' game, meaning Chelsea's two away goals put them in pole position before next Tuesday's second leg.

 

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Champions League Semi-final

Manchester City 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain


(Manchester City win 4-1 on aggregate)

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Manchester City have reached their first ever European Cup/Champions League final, and their first European final since 1970, after beating Paris Saint-Germain
 
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