Sunday, May 17, 2015

UEFA Champions League ROAD TO BERLIN (Round of 16)

ROUND OF 16: 1st LEG

PSG tied 1-1 at home against Chelsea, PSG dominated the bulk of the chances but José Mourinho (Chelsea’s Manager) will reflect on a job well done away from home, after Branislav Ivanović gave Chelsea the lead with a header. But during the second half, Edinson Cavani tied the game with another header. 

Shakhtar Donetsk tied 0-0 at home against Bayern Munich, there were few clear opportunities on the night and with Bayern playing over half the second half with ten men, they will no doubt be happy not to have lost.

Schalke 04 lost at home against Real Madrid by 2 goals to 0. In Germany, Real Madrid took the advantage in the first leg. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo were the difference between the teams.

Basel tied 1-1 at home with Porto, Derlis Gonzalez gave the hosts an early advantage on the game, but during the second half, Danilo scored a penalty for Porto.

Manchester City lost at home against FC Barcelona by 2 goals to 1. Two goals from Luis Suárez have given Barcelona the advantage, despite Sergio Agüero's consolation strike.

Juventus won 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund, Carlos Tevez gave the hosts an early advantage, but only 5 minutes later, Marco Reus tied the game. At the end of the first half, Alvaro Morata gave Juventus the advantage. The second half was very boring with no goals.

Arsenal lost 3-1 at home against Monaco, Kondogbia gave Monaco the lead before halftime, Berbatov extended the lead during the second half. On aggregate time, Chamberlain scored for Arsenal, but on the last minute of the game, Ferreira-Carrasco gave Monaco a great lead on the road.

Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 at home against Atletico Madrid. 
A deserved win for Leverkusen, who managed to dominate Atletico’s amazing ball movement.

ROUND OF 16: 2nd Leg

Chelsea tied 2-2 at home with PSG. An incredible night for PSG, they were down to ten men after Zlatan Ibrahimovic received a red card during the first half. Cahill gave Chelsea the advantage with only 9 minutes remaining, but David Luiz tied the game for PSG with 4 minutes left. During the extra time, Hazard scored a penalty and gave Chelsea the advantage but with only 5 minutes left, Thiago Silva tied the game and gave PSG the qualification to QuarterFinals by leading on away goals.

Bayern Munich defeated Shakhtar Donets by 7 goals to 0! Muller scored a penalty and gave Bayern an early advantage, which was extended by a goal from Boating before halftime. Bayern Munich were up 2-0 during halftime, but at the second half, they scored 5 goals with goals from Ribery, Muller again, Basturber, Lewandowski and Gotze.

Real Madrid lost 4-3 at home against Schalke 04 but advanced to the QuarterFinals. Fuchs gave the away team an early advantage, but only 5 minutes later, Cristiano Ronaldo tied the game. Huntelaar gave the away team their second lead of the game but just before halftime, Cristiano Ronaldo scored again. Karim Benzema scored for Real Madrid giving them a 3-2 lead, but then Sane tied the game for Schalke and with only 10 minutes left on the on the game Huntelaar scored again.

Porto won at home against Basel by 4 goals to 0.  Brahimi gave Porto an early advantage on the game. Basel kept trying to tie the game with some opportunities before halftime. But during the second half, Porto scored 3 goals and qualified to QuarterFinals. Herrera, Casemiro and Aboubakar scored the remaining goals for Porto.

Barcelona won 1-0 at home against Manchester City. Barcelona dominated the entire game and qualified to QuarterFinals. Rakitic gave the hosts the lead before halftime.

Borussia Dortmund lost at home against Juventus by 3 goals to 0. Carlos Tevez gave the away team an early advantage during the first half. After halftime, Alvaro Morata and another goal from Tevez gave Juventus the qualification to QuarterFinals.

Monaco lost at home against Arsenal by 2 goals to 0 but qualified to QuarterFinals. Giroud gave the away team the advantage before halftime and during the second half, Aaron Ramsey extended the lead. Monaco qualified because they won on away goals.

Atletico Madrid tied 1-1 at home with Bayer Leverkusen and defined the series with penalties shoot-out. Atletico Madrid won 3-2 on the penalties and qualified to QuarterFinals.

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