European Soccer Day: Manchester Metropolis and Actual Madrid take lead in Champions League second leg

Premier League leaders Man Metropolis wish to attain the quarter-finals for the fourth consecutive season underneath Pep Guardiola, though they didn’t transcend that stage and by no means make it to the ultimate.

Manchester Metropolis have a 2-0 lead over Borussia Monchengladbach within the Champions League first leg. AP

A take a look at what is going on on within the Champions League second leg of the final 16 Tuesday:



The groups return to Budapest, Hungary, the place City carve a 2-0 lead in the first leg three weeks in the past due to objectives from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

The leaders of the English Premier League wish to attain the quarter-finals for the fourth consecutive season underneath Pep Guardiola, though they haven’t handed that milestone and by no means made it to the ultimate.

Metropolis have rested key gamers equivalent to Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling against Fulham on weekends and have gained 23 of their final 24 matches in all competitions.

Mönchengladbach is on a six-game shedding streak and, if eradicated, he’s unlikely to return to the Champions League subsequent season after dropping to tenth place within the Bundesliga.

The the match is in Budapest as soon as once more due to coronavirus journey restrictions.


Actual Madrid will defend their 1-0 advance from the first leg in Italy with out Eden Hazard, who got injured again last weekend in his first recreation after a protracted layoff for harm.

Coach Zinedine Zidane will be capable of depend on a number of different gamers who missed the primary leg as a consequence of accidents, together with captain Sergio Ramos and veteran left-back Marcelo. Midfielder Casemiro is suspended for accumulating yellow playing cards.

Atalanta defender Remo Freuler won’t play as a consequence of his crimson card within the first leg, however coach Gian Piero Gasperini can have virtually a full squad out there for the sport on the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium within the Madrid coaching advanced .

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