The part two of UEFA Champions League round of 16 this midweek is all about the visitors’ win as all four of them managed to clinch an important away victory. The 2012 champions Chelsea managed to snatch a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in Wanda Metropolitano. The superb overhead kick goal from the French forward Olivier Giroud was the one which made the difference in such tight clash. The Blues were almost frustrated before the winning goal finally came on 68th minute. Meanwhile, Atletico’s neighbour, Real Madrid which played without Karim Benzema, was still able to snatch a narrow win in Bergamo. They thumped Atalanta 1-0 by a single late goal of Ferland Mendy.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea 0-1
Goals: Olivier Giroud (68)
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak – Felipe, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso (Vitolo 84) – Thomas Lemar, Marcus Llorente, Koke, Saul Niguez (Lucas Toreira 82) – Angel Correa (Moussa Dembele 82), Joao Felix (Renan Lodi 82), Luis Suarez.
Chelsea: Eduard Mendy – Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger – Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Callum Hudson Odoi (Reece James 80), Mateo Kovacic (Hakim Ziyech 74) – Mason Mount (NGolo Kante 74), Timo Werner (Christian Pulisic 87), Olivier Giroud (Kai Havertz 87)
Meanwhile, the reigning Champions Bayern Munich ran rampant and demolished Lazio 4-1 on the road. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring after taking advantage of Matteo Musacchio’s blunder. A few minutes later the England-descendant teenager, Jamal Musiala doubled their lead followed by Leroy Sane’s tap into the back of the net. Francesco Acerbi’s own goal sealed Die Roeten’s big win while Joaquin Correa only scored a consolation goal for Simone Inzaghi’s side. On the next day in Puskas Arena, the former Bayern boss, Pep Guardiola led the Citizens secured a triumph while meeting the German side, Borussia M’Gladbach. Bernardo Silva and Gabi Jesus netted their winning goals in the first leg win.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich 1-4
Goals: Joaquin Correa (49); Robert Lewandwoski (9), Jamal Musiala (24), Leroy Sane (42), Francesco Acerbi (o.g 49)
Lazio: Pepe Reina – Paco Acerbi, Patric (Wesley Hoedt 53), Mateo Musacchio (Senad Lulic 31) – Lucas Leiva (Gonzalo Escalante 53), Manuel Lazzari, Adam Marusic, Luis Alberto (Jean Akpa Akpro 81), Sergej-Milenkovic Savic (Daniel Cataldi 81) – Joaquin Correa, Ciro Immobile
Bayern Munich : Manuel Neuer – Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonse Davies – Leon Goretzka (Javi Martinez 63), Jamal Musiala (Erick Chopo Mouting 90), Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane (Bouna Sarr 90), Kingsley Coman (Lucas Hernandez 75) – Robert Lewandowski
Atalanta vs Real Madrid 0-1
Gladbach vs Manchester City 0-2