Champions League – Its Back !
Finally the Champions League is back for this years round of 16, granted there are some notable absentees who will begin their Europa league campaigns later this week. However many top teams including the current holders are still going strong as they continue their Champions League campaigns tonight.
In fact tonights first game we take a look at the current UEFA Champions League holders Barcelona, the Catalan outfit travelled to Leverkusen this evening in the first leg of the round of 16. Barcelona took first blood this evening with Alexis Sanchez giving Barcelona the lead in the 41st minute, giving Barca the lead going into the break. Leverkusen struck back however in the 52nd minute when Michal Kadlec headed the ball into the net, the even score sheet was however shot lived when Sanchez doubled his UEFA Champions League goal tally with a 2nd goal in the 55th minute showing Barcelona had never lost a grip of the game. Their performance was capped off with none other than Lionel Messi who scored his teams 3rd goal with 2 minutes of normal time remaining. Barcelona ended up winning 3-1 with many wondering how many more goals they will grab in the 2nd leg.
Champions League Results – Lyon V APOEL
Our final game tonight was played at the Stade de Gerland in Lyon where the home team met with surprise qualifiers APOEL. Well this game was to contain many fewer goals than the Barcelona game with only 6 shots on target from both teams for the whole of the game, in fact this was the Cypriat teams main problem only managing one shot on target all game. This meant it was Lyon who scored the games only goal with Alexandre Lacazette continuing his stunning scoring form even though the shot was deflected into the net. APOEL are not out of this years Champions league yet however and are fully capable of over turning a one goal deficit.
Here at Real Sporting News we will continue to cover the remaining Champions league games this week and next, we will also follow this weeks games from the Europa league games. Remember to like and +1 our articles sports fans.
All Football fans will be well aware that today the biggest game of the football season will take place today at Wembley. Manchester United and Barcelona two of the biggest teams in world football come head to head for their second Champions League final in three years. So whilst we anticipate the final lets take a look at how the two teams managed to find themselves in the final and firstly lets look at the favourites, Lionel Messi’s boys Barcelona. Read more…