On Tuesday, February 12, after the winter break, resumed the Champions League
The first day held two match of 1/8 final of the main European club tournament.
In the opening match of the knockout stages of the Champions League Manchester United met at home with Paris Saint-Germain, and Roma has been home to the Port.
Debut match in the Champions League, the new coach of Manchester United OLE Gunnar sulsher ended for him a failure. Despite the successful performances in England after a change of coach in the match against PSG, his team suffered a home defeat 0:2 than the incredibly difficult task of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The first half of the meeting, which took place more in the fight resulted in a draw, but during the second half of Paris Saint-Germain secured a strong advantage ahead of the return match. In the 53rd minute Presnell Kimpembe opened the scoring in the match, closing the far post after a corner, and seven minutes later the striker Kilian Mbappe responded to cross into the box and beating defenders, scored against Manchester United. In both cases, his teammates assisted angel Di Maria. Though, PSG had a few chances could finish the account to devastating, if not excellent play goalkeeper, United’s David de GEA.
It should be noted that the task of reaching the 1/4 finals of the Champions League for Manchester United is complicated by not only a home defeat, but also the fact that in the second match the team will not be able to rely on their leader the Field Pogba, who was sent off at the end of the first meeting for arguing with the referee.
In another Tuesday match of 1/8 final of the Champions League for Roma in his field won the victory over Porto thanks to two young winger Nicolo Zaniolo. In the second half, 19-year-old Italian for six minutes twice struck the gate of the guests. First Zaniolo scored after discount in the penalty from Edin džeko, and later was first on the rebound when the ball after blow of the same Bosnian striker hit the post.
Port quickly managed to pull one goal back. Adrian Lopez scored so important to his team’s field goal and kept an intrigue in opposition to the return match.
Champions League. 1/8 finals
Roma — Porto 2:1
Goals: Zaniolo 70, 76 Zaniolo — Adrian Lopez 79
Return matches of 1/8 final of the Champions League PSG – Manchester United and Porto Roma on March 6.
We will remind, earlier held the draw for the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, the results of which was formed of a pair of Schalke – Manchester city, Atletico Madrid – Juventus, Manchester United, PSG, Tottenham – Borussia Dortmund, Lyon – Barcelona, Roma – Porto, Ajax – real Madrid and Liverpool – Bayern.
The first matches of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League will take place on 12/13 and 19/20 February and the return on 5/6 and 12/13 March.
Earlier, UEFA has changed the start time in the Champions League this season.
As reported Politeka, the European football Union will also create a new tournament for European clubs. Its launch is to be held in season 2021/22.