The quarter final of the 2021 UEFA Champions League first two matches livelied up as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ran out 2-1 winners over Borussia Dortmund while Real Madrid got a repeat of 2018 final scoreline over Liverpool.
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for Manchester City in the first half from a beautiful City move started and finished by him after Emre Can gave the ball away in midfield. Jude Bellingham thought he had pulled one back for Dortmund but it was controversially given as a foul on Ederson against the English teenager.
Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus drew the tie level in the 84th minute, a vital away goal to become Dortmund’s Champions League all time top scorer with 18 goals. Young English sensation Phil Foden won it for City late on to leave it very open at Signal Iduna Park next week.
Real Madrid and Liverpool, both teams without their senior centre backs due to injuries and Covid-19 played a repeat of the scoreline when the two clubs last met in a Champions League match in the 2018 Final in Kyiv which Madrid won 3-1.
Real Madrid went into the break with a two goal lead courtesy of Vinicius Junior who scored from a beautiful assist from Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio. Mohammed Salah pulled one back for Liverpool early in the second half before Vinicius scored his second of the night.
Madrid have the advantage going into the second leg but Liverpool has a vital away goal which makes it difficult to rule them out, they’ve overturned a 3-0 first leg loss against Spanish opponents [Barcelona] before. Anfield Awaits!