Tuesday’s Champions League Round of 16 games saw Premier League leaders Manchester City host Schalke of the Bundesliga, and La Liga’s Atletico Madrid travel to Serie A’s Juventus.
Manchester City v FC Schalke 04
Manchester City demolish Schalke in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie, confirming their advancement to the quarter-finals.
Sergio Aguero opened the scoring from the penalty spot and added another three minutes later with a fine assist from Raheem Sterling, who scored one himself later in the game.
Leroy Sane drilled home the third and recored three assists after half time as City ran riot.
Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus also scored for City, who were knocked out of the quarter-finals last year by Liverpool and have never won the Champions League.
Schalke never looked like scoring and were deflated as soon as Aguero sent the ball down the middle from the spot and into the net.
Swansea v Man City – Saturday, March 16th (1:20pm)
Fulham v Man City – Saturday, March 30th (8:30am)
Schalke v RB Leipzig – Saturday, March 16th (10:30am)
Man City – Quarter-final draw is on Friday, March 15th
Schalke – Knocked Out
Juventus v Atlético Madrid
3-0 ( 3-2 agg)
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s hat trick sealed a 3-0 victory on the night and 3-2 on aggregate, sending Juventus through and knocking out Atlético Madrid.
It couldn’t have come at a better time for the Portuguese, with fans of the Turin club uneased by not seeing their £99m summer signing produce the sort of displays in Europe that helped Real Madrid win four Champions League titles in five seasons.
The hat trick, which was his eighth in the competition, took his Champions League goal total to 124. The home fans erupted upon the final whistle as the players rushed to Ronaldo.
Atlético’s defeat means they’ll miss out on the chance to play the final at their own Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1.
Genoa v Juventus – Sunday, March 17th (7:30am)
Athletic Bilbao v Atlético – Saturday, March 16th (1:30pm)
Juventus – Quarter-final draw is on Friday, March 15th
Atlético – Knocked Out
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