Juventus vs FC Barcelona
What a shocker this one was, I don’t think any of us expected Juve to so easily brush Barcelona to one side, especially with the form MSN are in. But thanks to a brace from Dybala, that’s exactly what happened. Dybala opened the scoring early in the 7th minute and added his second in the 22nd minute. Italian international Giorgio Chiellini added to Barca’s problems when he made it 3-0.
We’ve seen what Barca did to PSG in the last round so I wouldn’t necessarily say that this tie was over as who knows what will unfold at the Nou Camp.
Borussia Dortmund vs AS Monaco
So much credit has to go to the Dortmund fans who allowed their French counterparts to stay with them over night after the events leading to the postponement of the original fixture. The entire stadium was screaming at the top of their lungs in support of both sides.
Onto the football, it was an absolute epic with Monaco running out 3-2 winners. Youngster Kylian Mbappe who’s setting the world alight at the minute bagged a brace in this one either side of a Sven Bender own goal. Mbappe opened the scoring in the first half and Bender’s unfortunate incident followed in the 35th minute. Dortmund hit back in the second half with goals from Dembele and Kagawa. However, Mbappe’s second of the night had already ensured Monaco an away goal lead.
Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
The Foxes perfect record under Craig Shakespeare came to an abrupt end, following the defeat to Everton in the Premier League. The bad form continued for the Foxes in this one as Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal of the game from a penalty awarded in the 28th minute. Even though it could’ve been a lot worse for them, Leicester held on as Atletico take a 1-0 lead to the King Power Stadium. I fully expect Atletico to finish the job next week as I feel their talent will be too much for the Premier League Champions to handle.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
The real heavyweight clash in the round came at the Allianz Arena, my personal favourites Bayern Munich against current Champions Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti came against his former team in this one as he went head to head with Zinadine Zidane.
Bayern took the lead in the first half when Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal opened the scoring to make it 1-0 in the 25th minute. Bayern took this lead into the break. However, cometh the hour cometh the man. Up steps Cristiano Ronaldo to hand control back to Madrid. Firstly, CR7 equallised in the 47th minute to make it 1-1. Ronaldo scored his and Madrid’s second of the game on the 77 minute mark giving Madrid a 2-1 win on the night.
Ronaldo’s brace hands Madrid a 2-1 away goal lead and I can see Madrid finishing the job at the Bernabeau.