European soccer matchday: Manchester Metropolis, Actual Madrid take leads into Champions League second legs
Premier League leaders Man Metropolis need to attain the quarter-finals for the fourth straight season beneath Pep Guardiola, although they did not transcend that stage and have by no means obtained to the ultimate.
A have a look at what’s occurring within the second-leg matches of the Champions League final 16 on Tuesday:
MANCHESTER CITY vs BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
The groups return to Budapest, Hungary, the place Metropolis carved out a 2-0 lead within the first leg three weeks in the past due to targets from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.
The English Premier League leaders need to attain the quarter-finals for the fourth straight season beneath Pep Guardiola, although they did not transcend that stage and have by no means obtained to the ultimate.
Metropolis rested key gamers resembling Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling towards Fulham on the weekend and have received 23 of their final 24 video games in all competitions.
Monchengladbach are on a six-game dropping run and, if eradicated, are unlikely to return to the Champions League subsequent season having dropped to tenth place within the Bundesliga.
The match is in Budapest once more due to coronavirus journey restrictions.
REAL MADRID vs ATALANTA
Actual Madrid will defend their 1-0 lead from the primary leg in Italy with out Eden Hazard, who obtained harm once more final weekend in his first recreation after an extended damage layoff.
Coach Zinedine Zidane will have the ability to depend on a number of different gamers who missed the primary leg due to accidents, together with captain Sergio Ramos and veteran left again Marcelo. Midfielder Casemiro is suspended on accumulation of yellow playing cards.
Atalanta defender Remo Freuler will not play due to his crimson card within the first leg, however coach Gian Piero Gasperini may have nearly a full squad obtainable for the match at Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in Madrid’s coaching advanced.
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