Thanks to a double from Vinicius, Real Madrid dominated a Liverpool team which rebelled too late, in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (3-1). A late goal from Phil Foden got Manchester City out of a bad spot against Borussia Dortmund (2-1).
Real Madrid-Liverpool: 3-1
(Vinicius 27th and 65th, Asensio 36th – Salah 51st)
It was his evening! Heavily criticized for his lack of efficiency since he was in Madrid, Vinicius responded in this register which he lacks so much, against Liverpool (3-1). The Brazilian wisp opened the scoring in the first period (27th) and gave a little more scope to the score in the second (65th), while Liverpool came back with much better intentions on the field, rewarded by this goal from Mohamed Salah (51st).
Completely taken by the intensity and the pace imposed by the Madrilenians, the Reds did not exist in the first act, even offering the second goal to Asensio on a plateau before the break (36th). A handicap with a score that was too heavy to bear despite a good reaction which therefore turned out to be insufficient. Three years after their last confrontation, in the final of the competition, Real Madrid still got the better of Liverpool.
Manchester City-Borussia Dortmund: 2-1
(De Bruyne 19th, Foden 90th – Reus 84th)
This is the eternal problem of Manchester City, which may rely on overwhelming possession to obtain as many chances as possible, when efficiency is not there, nobody is at the point. shelter. Fortunately for Guardiola’s players, Phil Foden had the good idea to appear at the end of the match (90th), against Dortmund (2-1), to avert the fate of this team, which has never yet qualified for the semi-finals with the Spanish coach at the head.
The meeting had taken a dramatic turn for the Citizens after the equalizer of Marco Reus, who resisted in the box to place an unstoppable strike (84th). The control was however on the side of Manchester City since the opening of the score of Kevin De Bruyne in the first period (19th). Overwhelmed by its lack of efficiency, but carried by the Belgian international, involved in both goals, City was able to force the decision in the final.