Bayern’s continental campaign this season just ended abruptly and too early than expected. They were unable to score more goals in Paris to overturn their disadvantage at the reverse fixture. Hans Flick’s me was unable to make a comeback win as they only won 1-0 through Erik Chopo-Mouting’s header taking advantage of the deflected ball in the penalty box. It was a mouthwatering game as both sides were trading attacks and decent chances. Neymar made a number of attempts including two shots hitting the crossbar and the far post. In semifinal, the PSG boss, Mauricio Pocchetino is facing off Pep Guardiola again, his contender in La Liga and Premier League previously. The Argentine has been considered as Guardiola’s kryptonite regarding the fact that Poch’s teams have stumbled Guardiola’s side several times. The Citizens has been in their positive trend lately and thumped Dortmund 2-1 on the road. Meanwhile, the 2019 Champions Liverpool could only muster a goalless draw at the second leg while hosting Real Madrid. Such result cost their failure to progress. Next, Los Blancos will be taking on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, which surprisingly lost 0-1 from Porto through Mehdi Taremi’s overhead kick. Fortunately, it did not stop them from going through the last four as The Blues already won 2-0 at the first leg.
PSG vs Bayern Munchen 0-1
Goals: Eric Choupo-Moting (37)
PSG: Keylor Navas – Colin Dagba, Presnel Kimpembe, Danilo Perreira, Abdou Diallo (Mitchel Bakker 58) – Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Neymar , Angel Di Maria (Ander Herrera 88), Julian Draxler (Moise Kean 73) – Kylian Mbappe
Bayern: Manuel Neuer– Lucas Hernandez, Alphonse Davies (Jamal Musiala 71), Jerome Boateng, Benjamin Pavard – Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba , Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sane – Eric Choupo-Moting (Javi Martinez 85)
In Europa League, the dark horses Slavia Prague and Croatia Zagreb had to end their stunning continental campaign this season as they were both eliminated at the quarter final. The former was shockingly hammered by Arsenal 0-4 through Alexander Lacazette’s brace, Nicolas Pepe’s and Bukayo Saka’s goal, while the latter was defeated by Villareal in 1-3 aggregate. Interestingly, the two teams which will be squaring off here has been connected by one man, Unai Emery. The current Villareal boss is facing off his former side which he brought to the final in 2019 before being dismantled by Chelsea 1-4 at the final. Another semifinal is between the number one favourite Manchester United and the Italian side, AS Roma. United won 4-0 in aggregate against Granada while Giallorossi was involved in a tight affair to eliminate Ajax. They held the 1992 Champions, Ajax Amsterdam, in 1-1 draw in the game which the Dutch side dominated. Brian Brobbey gave a hope for De Amsterdammers to qualify to the last four. They even scored another one by Dusan Tadic. Sadly, it was disallowed. Not long after, the former Manchester City man, Edin Dzeko bagged an equaliser to secure the ticket for Paulo Fonseca’s men.
AS Roma vs Ajax 1-1
Goals: Edin Dzeko (72); Brian Brobbey (49)
Roma: Pau Lopez – Gianluca Mancini, Bryan Cristante, Ibanez – Rick Karsdrop, Diawara, Jordan Veretrout, Ricardo Calafiori (Gonzalo Villar 81) – Pellegrini, Henrikh Mikhitariyan (Pedro 87), Edin Dzeko (Borja Mayoral 80).
Ajax: Martin Sketelenburg – Sean Klaiber (Perr Schuurs 22 (Oussama Idrissi 83), Lisandro Martinez, Timber, Nicolas Tagliafico – Edson Alvarez (Muhammed Kudus 69), Davy Klaessen, Ryan Gravenberch – Dusan Tadic, David Neres (Lassina Traore 83), Anthony (Brian Brobbey 46)