Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Barcelona, Bayern Record Home Wins In UCL


On Tuesday night, the UEFA champions League Round of 8 began, as teams battle to qualify for the quarter final.

Barcelona faced familiar opposition, Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou just two days after their 39 match unbeaten streak was ended by Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid approached the match in their usual style, attempting to harry Barcelona and defending deep. Despite allowing Barcelona the bulk of the possession, Atletico drew first blood when a beauty of a pass from Koke found Torres in the box who simply put the ball through Ter Stergen’s legs.

Just a few minutes later, Torres switched from hero to villain when he was shown a red card for a second bookable offense. Barcelona capitalized on their numerical advantage on the second half, spending long periods around Atletico’s box and it was only matter before an overwhelmed defense conceded a goal.

Suarez’s brace effectively ended the affair and left Atletico grateful for the away goal and not losing by a greater margin. Bayern Munich managed a loan goal against Portuguese opposition Benfica in their encounter. The only goal of the match was scored in the second minute when Arturo Vidal headed in a beautiful cross.

Though both teams pressed, it ended 1-0.

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