Manchester City was shattered after the team lost at the quarter-final stage of UEFA Champions League going down 3-1 to Olympique Lyon on Saturday evening.
Gabriel Jesus was in tears as his team fumbled having been tipped by most English club fans to come out victorious. Pep Guardiola must pick up the pieces and get himself back, having suffered a dent.
German Champions Bayern Munich humiliated Barcelona with a stunning 8-2 victory on Friday that sent them through into the semi-finals of the Champions League in an extra-ordinarily emphatic manner. Barcelona with Messi and Suarez suffered heart palpitation in the loss to Bayern Munich.
With the embarrassed defeat of Barcelona in an 8-2 score line in Champions League on Friday night, Bayern Munich book a spot in the Semi Finals of the tournament in Lisbon. The loss is Barcelona’s worst-ever in the Champions League, while Bayern became the first team to score eight goals in UCL knock-out-round game, as Lionel Messi and his team were in disbelieve as the thrashing felt like an end of an era for illustrious Catalan Club.
Meanwhile, United States international Tyler Adams scored an 88th-minute winning goal to help RB Leipzig beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 and advance to the Champions League Semi-Finals on Thursday. The dramatic late win marks the first time the Bundesliga club is reaching the last four of the competition and sets up a clash with French Club, Paris Saint-German on Tuesday for a spot in the Semi-Final.
While Paris Saint German staged a superb comeback by scoring two late goals to beat Atalanta2-1 and book a spot in the Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling finish on Wednesday.
Although, initial Atlanta’s superb display looked like PSG would be eliminated out of the competition but Marquinhos levelled from close range in the final minute before Frenchman Kylian Mbappe set up fellow substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for s stoppage-time winner. This puts the Thomas Tuchel’s side through to the last four as the weary Atalanta players slumped to the turf.
Following the victory, Brazilian international, Neymar said “I never thought about elimination. Nothing is going to stop me from thinking we are going to the final. It was very difficult, we are experiencing good things, we have a great squad we are a family. It was impossible to think we’d be eliminated.”
Champions League Semi-Final
Tuesday, August 18
RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-German (Benfica)
Wednesday, August 19
Lyon vs Bayern Munich (Sporting CP)