Juventus 3-0 Atletico Madrid
Juventus will see the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Atletico will not play the final in their stadium! Simone’s men arrived in Turin two goals ahead, Ronaldo’s hat-trick (two magnificent headers and a penalty that was transformed without shaking) knocked everything over! A huge football evening.
Cristiano Ronaldo: « That’s why Juve recruited me.
« It had to be a special evening and it was. Not only because of the goals but because of the team. That’s why Juve recruited me, I’m trying to do my job. I’m very happy, it’s a magical evening. It’s a very difficult team to play but we’re also a great team. The final? We’re not thinking about it yet. »
City 7-0 Schalke
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City went on to face Schalke 04 (7-0), qualifying for the third time in their history for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Unlike the first leg (2-3), which lasted until the final minutes, the suspense lasted only half an hour tonight in the Round of 16, the second leg between Manchester City and Schalke 04. Tonight the time was set for the Citizens to launch the machine, before shattering his opponent (7-0), to validate his second consecutive qualification for the quarter-finals of the competition. Faced with a team in great difficulty at the moment (14th in the Bundesliga, 5 consecutive defeats in all competitions), the English club had a great time. He joins his neighbours United and Spurs in the top 8 of the Champions League.
To break the screen against Schalke 04, Sergio Aguero had the choice between a platinum blond hairdo and scoring goals. The Manchester City centre-forward put all the assets in place with a brace that ended the suspense in the first half. After hitting Ralf Fährmann’s goal post after the first quarter-hour, the Argentinian international misled the German captain with a Panenka from a penalty spot (35th) before doubling the lead in a close and unbalanced manner after a heel from Raheem Sterling (38th). Aguero has found the net in his last four Champions League matches. A first for him.