This Tuesday afternoon saw the expected start of the quarterfinals of the Champions Leaguewith the crosses of Manchester City vs. Atletico Madrid and Benfica vs. Liverpool. Both games were played simultaneously, but they had a very different development with an outcome that will also see the second leg take place in different ways next week.
The duel between the Ciudadanos and the Colchoneros was a close match, difficult to watch in the first half due to the strategy of the Spanish team, which is trying to have a new opportunity in the continental tournament, as happened in the 2015/16 season. Nevertheless, Those led by Diego Simeone suffered a setback at the Etihad Stadium in the second half, when Kevin de Bruyne scored the only goal in the 70th minute for City’s 1-0who also dreams of his first Champions League.
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Meanwhile, in Lisbon, Benfica did not have a good time against the mighty Liverpool, who from the start went up 2-0 with goals from Ibrahima Konaté and Sadio Mané in the first half. A glimmer of hope was seen in Glorioso at the beginning of the supplement with Darwin Núñez’s discount, but Colombian Luis Díaz sealed the victory with a 3-1 win with three minutes to go and almost sentenced the series to define it at Anfield.
The return matches of these crosses will take place on Wednesday the 13th starting at 2:00 pm in Mexico, 3:00 pm in Chile and 4:00 pm in Argentina. Pep Guardiola’s team will try to sentence the series at the Wanda Metropolitano to get back into the top four of the Champions Leaguewhile Liverpool would not have to make much of an effort against an almost defeated Benfica.
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How is the action this Wednesday?
Also simultaneously, we will have two games this afternoon, at exactly 2:00 pm CDMX (3:00 pm Santiago and 4:00 pm Buenos Aires). One of them is the visit of Bayern Munich, who has just eliminated Red Bull Sazburg with an 8-1 win over Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine is a rival to fear after taking out of the Champions League against Juventus with a 3-0 win at home, in addition to coming from winning the Europa League last season.
The other is the cross between Chelsea, champion of the last edition, and Real Madrid, who took out PSG in the round of 16 with a brilliant Karim Benzema. Without a doubt, it will be the great attraction of the day, not only because of the stars that each team has, but also because the merengue team arouses curiosity after what happened at the Santiago Bernabéu against the Parisians.