UCL: CHELSEA AND BAYERN REACHED QUARTER-FINALS
The UEFA Champions League round of 16 comes to an end as Chelsea and Bayern Munich join other teams in the last 8.
Bayern Munich and Chelsea joins Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Teams in UCL Last 8
The Blues defeated the Spanish LA LIGA league leaders Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge 2-0 to qualify 3-0 on aggregate.
Goals from the Morrocan international and Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech and the Brazilian international Emerson puts The London aristocrats in the quarter finals.
Kai Havertz’s Chelsea cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball to Timo Werner. Werner then provided the assist for Ziyech who scores at 34th minute.
Ziyech Celebrates with team mate Havertz as he scores 1st goal of the night
At the 82nd minute, Stefan Savic from Atletico Madrid commits a foul by elbowing Antonio Ruediger. The referee, Daniele Orsato shows Savic the red card for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The red card dampen the spirit of Atletico as they were down to 10-man and will be difficult to equalise against Chelsea.
Emerson who came off the bench for Kai Havertz killed the hope of any comeback for Los Rojiblancos by scoring 2nd goal.
Emerson fires the ball into the back of the net pass Atletico’s Jan Oblak
The goal came in at 90+4 minutes were Chelsea starts a counter attack with Christian Pulisic. He cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball to Emerson who puts the ball in the back of the net.
The Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in his post match press conference says “ The most important thing is we deserve this. They play with a special bond and results like this give you a certain edge to achieve special things.
Tuchel in Post Match Press Conference
“I’m sure no one wants to play against us. This will be a difficult challenge… But on we go, no need to be afraid. We take what we get.
“We need to improve in counterattacks, we have to be more forward thinking, use our speed and exploit spaces. We are looking to be more clinical and precise.”
Blues extended extended their unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as coach in January.
In other game match, Bayern also defeats Lazio by 2-1 which makes it 6-2 on aggregate
Lewandowski celebrates scoring from the penalty spot
Goals scored by Robert Lewandowski and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for Bayern Munich while Marco Parolo from Lazio scores for Lazio.
Hansi Flick, Bayern Coach says “I haven’t given grades for a long time, it was important to me that we win the game. We weren’t quite as good as we’re used to in the first half. The goal was a downer.
Now it’s important that we get a good opponent and play two good games because we want to go to the next round,” Flick remarked. “If I name a team that I don’t want, then we are guaranteed to get it.”
UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals draw
UEFA Champions League Draw
The UCL draw takes place on Friday 19 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland which will be streamed live.
Match dates for Quarter-finals are First legs: 6/7 April and Second legs: 13/14 April.