Champions League ’18-19 – Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo Fails To Score Against Atletico Madrid

These are the 7th and 8th matches of Champions League, Round of 16, Leg 1 of 2. The highlights are appended below:

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Round Of 16 – Leg 1 Of 2 – Match 7 of 8: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Atletico Madrid: Jose Gimenez 78′, Diego Godin 83′

Match Statistics:

Atletico Madrid Team Stats Juventus
13 Shots 14
5 Shots On Target 3
36% Possession 64%
312 Passes 543
73% Pass Accuracy 86%
12 Fouls 16
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 0
8 Corners 7


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  • Twice Atlético had been denied the achievement before they at last got it and after that, having held up so long, they did it once more.
  • The second leg will choose everything, except with 12 minutes staying in the primary leg, José Maria Giménez scored the goal that set Atlético in a place to venture out to Turin with an imperative preferred standpoint previously, after four minutes, his individual focus back Diego Godín got the second. Another set-play, another short proximity shot, and this spot was going wild once more.

  • The Wanda Metropolitano will have the current year’s conclusive and, as they sang long and uproarious, they did as such with the expectation that possibly their group will be there that night as well.
  • They had thought they had the goal a couple of minutes prior however it, similar to a first-half penalty, was detracted from them by VAR. Atlético were not to be denied. Two goals in the last minutes of a captivating match kept the fantasy alive.
  • There were just 48 seconds on the clock when Antoine Griezmann snared a shot wide and inside a moment of that Diego Costa was going through the center, space opening before him.

  • Despite the fact that his pass was overhit, it was an early declaration: this was not going to be as cautious an amusement the same number of foreseen, with two groups lying in pause. Rather it was open and serious. It was extreme now and again as well and generally immediate, the capacity noticeable all around noteworthy, despite the fact that there was one Atlético move comprised of four continuous backheels. Considerably time there had additionally been 12 shots.
  • A Ronaldo run earned a free-kick which he hit from a long, long way out, the ball moving and plunging under the bar until Jan Oblak shot out an arm. That spare denied Juventus an early lead, just six minutes in, however they had an early preferred standpoint: remaining in the divider, Diego Costa was booked.

  • That implies he will miss the second leg yet it didn’t change the manner in which he played the first. Pretty much every ball went to him, as though he had a goal painted on his chest, and he won practically every one of them, turning and dashing at Juventus, his colleagues in interest.
  • At the opposite end Leonardo Bonucci headed only finished, as did Mario Mandzukic soon a while later, yet it was Atlético who came nearest to leading the pack. A quick move that began with Rodrigo and experienced Thomas and Koke sent Costa dashing without end on the left.

  • As he headed towards the territory Mattia De Sciglio sent him tumbling. The arbitrator indicated the penalty spot, yet the VAR changed over that into a free-kick on the edge of he territory. With the outside of his foot Griezmann drew a sharp spare from Wojciech Szczesny.
  • Another run brought another opportunity right off the bat in the second half, and this was far superior, Griezmann sending Costa dashing clean through, just for him to scrape a repulsive shot wide.

  • Next, a cunning ball from Koke discharged Griezmann behind the Juventus resistance, who delicately lifted his shot over Szczesny and back off the bar. Costa was pulled back for Álvaro Morata on the hour. Thomas – who additionally got a yellow card that implies he will miss the second leg – left before long, Thomas Lemar going ahead. And afterward Koke cleared a path for Ángel Correa.
  • The progressions were mostly constrained and there were couple of different choices, however they likewise spoke to a move, two wingers presented. Atlético, to finish everything and seeing the space before them, were currently set up to keep running at Juventus with considerably more prominent assurance.

  • The goal came yet then went once more. Saúl and Lemar discovered Filipe Luis to convey the cross and Morata controlled in the header. He celebrated fiercely, however Giorgio Chiellini lay on the floor grumbling of a push so Zwayer went to the VAR and, for the second time, returned with terrible news for Atlético. Uplifting news however pursued quickly.


Round Of 16 – Leg 1 Of 2 – Match 8 of 8: Schalke 04 vs Manchester City

Result: 2 – 3

Goal Scorers:

  • Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 18′, Leroy Sane 85′, Raheem Sterling 90′
  • Schalke 04: Nabil Bentaleb 38′ (P), 45′ (P)

Match Statistics:

Schalke 04 Team Stats Manchester City
7 Shots 21
2 Shots On Target 6
33% Possession 67%
319 Passes 637
75% Pass Accuracy 88%
11 Fouls 9
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
2 Offsides 0
2 Corners 9


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  • What was going to be a frightening night turned into a significant one for Manchester City as Leroy Sané’s late equalizer and Raheem Sterling’s additional clock champ gave them a popular success.
  • It implied that in spite of completion with 10 men following Nicolas Otamendi’s red card, as being without him and Fernandinho, who was additionally reserved, for the arrival keep going 16 leg on 16 March they remain top picks to advance to the quarter-finals.
  • The majority of this came in spite of a dubious VAR choice to grant Schalke the first of two penalties that had seemed to give them triumph.

  • Guardiola’s striking determination move was conveying Fernandinho at focus back, as he accomplished during the current month’s success over Arsenal. There were two changes from the 6-0 Premier League stowing away of Chelsea, with the harmed John Stones supplanted by Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva picked in front of Oleksandr Zinchenko, who dropped to the seat.
  • Domenico Tedesco, Schalke’s 33-year-old mentor, chose the previous City focus back Matija Nastasic, with Rabbi Matondo, who left the Etihad a month ago, a substitute.
  • At a pressed and dynamic Veltins-Arena, Sergio Agüero made a hash of the main possibility, confounding a gave, at that point a smooth free-kick schedule that wrong-footed the barrier finished in an Agüero header being tipped over by Ralf Fahrmann. A second corner pursued and however Schalke cleared they looked unstable.

  • A factor here was Tedesco orchestrating Schalke in a 5-4-1 that welcomed City on and that implied surrendering the activity.
  • The welcome to play assault versus-protection before long prompted an Agüero pot-shot that prompted another corner. This yielded nothing material except for the City midfield of Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernando Silva took control. Schalke were confined to aeronautical assaults, as when Daniel Oczipka’s cross tried Fernandinho, who headed clear.
  • At the point when City led the pack, they had David Silva’s industriousness to thank. After Schalke played themselves into challenges, he chased down Salif Sané, stole the ball and squared it to Agüero, who did not miss.

  • Guardiola gripped his clench hands in festivity and City before long verged on multiplying the lead. Fernandinho made a block attempt and walked forward before conveying a guard destroying ball into David Silva. The Spaniard swung this to Sterling however, rather than focusing, he dallied and his arrival to David Silva enabled the hosts to get away.
  • The guests looked a long way from watertight, however, when Schalke really came at City. There was the concerning sight of Aymeric Laporte going to ground as Weston McKennie wandered into the territory and however he didn’t contact the American Guardiola had an abrupt word with the Frenchman.
  • At that point catastrophe struck and it pursued De Bruyne losing ownership – a gatherer’s thing – close most of the way. This prompted a shot from Caligiuri, so, all in all VAR interceded.

  • The exertion hit Otamendi’s right arm and Schalke claimed for a penalty. There pursued close joke as while anticipating the decision the arbitrator, Carlos del Cerro Grande, had a long talk with the chiefs, Fahrmann and David Silva. At last, following a three-minute deferral, Del Cerro Grande indicated the penalty spot and Nabil Bentaleb sent Ederson the incorrect way.
  • Nor was this the finish of the principal half dramatization. At a free-kick Fernandinho was reserved for pulling back Salif Sané – which means he misses the arrival leg – and a second penalty was granted. Up ventured Bentaleb again to give Schalke a 2-1 lead.
  • What this all implied was City needed to re-gather for the second half. They started splendidly – De Bruyne’s depiction winning a corner the Belgian took himself.

  • From this Sterling focused however showered wide. This was trailed by a City break when Agüero discovered Sterling yet – as he used to do again and again – the wingman kept running who knows where and was seized. Agüero was guilty of a similar blunder when needing to beat one more man in the zone somewhat later.
  • Be that as it may, these odds inferred on the grounds that City pinged the ball around in the way their director dependably requests. Lacking was final result. Levelheadedness before goal must be rediscovered yet the quality was missing when Otamendi felled Guido Burgstaller on 68 minutes and was appeared second yellow.

  • Towards the end Guardiola supplanted Agüero with Sané and it was the German who made the excursion home for City undeniably progressively pleasant.

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