Just like we predicted on our last post, tonight was an unpredictable night of Champions League football that always kept watchers on the edge of their seats.
Dortmund Can’t Produce Enough of a Performance
Dortmund have found themselves in a lot of trouble. They’ve now lost their home match by one goal and they’ve conceded three away goals. Some of this would have something to do with yesterday’s attacks, which you can learn more about here, but nonetheless, they’ll need to win they second leg by at least two goals to get through to the semi finals. Unless of Dortmund win 3-2 (which would go to extra time), or 4-3 or 5-4, which is very unlikely but still possible.
Monaco player Fabio Henrique Tavares missed a penalty in the 17th minute before his teammate Kylian Mbappe fired home from a fast counter attack. Sven Bender doubled Monaco’s lead with an own goal in the 35th minute from a header.
Ousmane Dembele gave Dortmund hope in the second half before Kylian Mbappe finished the game off with an amazing shot from the outside of the box into the top right corner, giving Monaco a two goal buffer again.
Dortmund didn’t give up though when Shinji Kagawa scored in the 84th minute, giving the home team hope for the second leg.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-3 MONACO
Kylian Mbappe 19′ (0-1)
Sven Bender (OG) 35′ (0-2)
Ousmane Dembele 57′ (1-2)
Kylian Mbappe 79′ (1-3)
Shinji Kagawa 84′ (2-3)
Atletico Madrid Win Crucial Home Match
Out of all the teams playing tonight, Atletico de Madrid were the only favourites that actually came out on top in the end. There was only one goal in the match, that one goal being a penalty scored by 26 year old Antoine Griezmann.
Atletico dominated in every aspect of the game and were unlucky not to win by more. If Leicester are able to bounce back in the second leg, the one goal buffer might not last long, but it might all come down to Atletico not conceding any away goals.
ATLETICO DE MADRID 1-0 LEICESTER CITY
Antoine Griezmann 28′ (1-0)
Ronaldo Double Breaks European Records
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals against Bayern Munich this evening, breaking European records by becoming the first player to score 100 goals in their career across all European competitions.
Arturo Vidal scored the opener for Bayern Munich in the middle of the first half when he headed the ball home from a corner but the home side weren’t able to prevent two second half goals in the 47th and 77th minutes.
Real Madrid scored the equaliser soon after the second half had started when Carvajal crossed the ball into the box where Ronaldo volleyed it home.
Ronaldo shot home again half an hour later through a Marco Asensio cross which gave them a crucial away win. Bayern Munich will find it extremely difficult to find their way into the semi finals as they now need to win away and make up for the two away goals they have conceded.
BAYERN MUNICH 1-2 REAL MADRID
Arturo Vidal 25′ (1-0)
Cristiano Ronaldo 47′ (1-1)
Cristiano Ronaldo 77′ (1-2)
The matches played tonight had very unpredictable results, meaning that the three tippers only got one point, all of which came from Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win over Leicester.
The second leg is sure to bring much more excitement next week so don’t miss out.