Wolfsburg Shock Real Madrid, PSG & Manchester City Draw

A widely unexpected result in Germany!! Wolfsburg came away with a "clean" 2-0 win at home against Real Madrid and will go into the second leg as favorites to progress to the Champions League Semi-finals. In Paris, PSG and Manchester City played to a thrilling 2-2 draw giving City the advantage in next week's rematch in Manchester.

 

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - QUARTER-FINALS (LEG 1) 

Wolfsburg 2 - 0 Real Madrid
Rodriguez (p) 18'
Arnold 25'

In their first appearance in the Champions League Quarter-finals, Wolfsburg now has eyes on the semi-finals! Zidane's men had a poor showing despite having Ronaldo's goal wrongly called back in the opening minutes. The home side netted two goals in 7 minutes to earn a magical 2-0 win against the "Queens" of Europe. Rodriguez opened the score with a penalty and in the 25th minute Arnold doubled the lead for the home side. Real Madrid will now need to score at minimum two goals in the return leg to have any hopes for a place in the semi-finals. A goal for Wolfsburg in Spain will result in an extremely tough task for Real, needing, at minimum, 4 goals to progress.

HIGHLIGHTS: WOLFSBURG - REAL MADRID


UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - QUARTER-FINALS (LEG 1) 

Paris Saint Germain 2 - 2 Manchester City
Ibrahimovic 41'
Rabiot 59'
de Bruyne 38'
Fernandinho 72'

In Paris, a thrilling match ended in a 2-2 draw, giving the visitors the away goal advantage going into the second leg. After Ibrahimovic failed to convert a penalty, the score was opened by the visitors in the 38th minute with De Bruyne. However, Ibrahimovic was able to redeem himself by equalizing three minutes later for the home side. In the second half, PSG found the go-ahead goal with Rabiot and continued to press on for a third, coming close when Ibrahimovic's header hit the bar. But it was City who who found thee back of the net with Fernandinho with less than 20 minutes to play, giving City a second away goal and a 2-2 draw in Paris. The two away goals put City as favorites in the return leg as a win or a one goal draw will suffice for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

highlights: paris saint germain - manchester city

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