Bayern Munich veteran Thomas Müller said he didn’t want to make a mistake in the second leg despite scoring a praiseworthy three goals against Chelsea in the first leg. On Saturday Bayern Munich played with a lacking Chelsea team to win 4-1 in the round of 16 and advance to the quarterfinals with a total score of 7-1.
Results of Game 1
We knew we had an advantage with the results of Game 1 and the confidence that we have on the team right now. We didn’t want to make mistakes, we wanted to prove that we didn’t give up. We had time until our next match on Friday, so we didn’t have to save energy,” Mueller said on Bayern Munich’s official website.
In the quarterfinals, the team managed by Hansi Fkick will face Barcelona, who defeated Naples in another round of 16 on the same day. Speaking of Müller, he said his confidence was reflected, but he would not underestimate Barcelona. Especially because there is only one leg in the knockout game left.
Marching from record to record
Now at full speed! We are currently marching from record to record. I don’t know how many games we are undefeated right now. We use most of our games as favorites, but you have to win the game first. It’s more than just a talent.
However, in one game of this level, everything can happen, even if Barca has had problems recently. And if you don’t reach the required level, the run can go down the drain,” Muller explained.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich star striker Robert Le Vandorfsky retained the scoring form in braces. Lewandowski took part in all 7 goals the Bavarians scored in both matches. Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso were other scorers for Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
The most important thing is that I was good at attacking and having fun. We did really well knowing we had to get into our rhythm right now. It was also important for the rest of the tournament. We have to play well as a team. Barcelona is always dangerous. We have to show our quality,” Lewandowski said after the match.
UEFA Champions League on Saturday
Lionel Messi scored a net back against 35 teams in Europe’s top club competitions in the second leg of the Barcelona XVI against Naples in the UEFA Champions League on Saturday.
Messi scored against teams from Germany, Spain, France, England, Italy, Portugal and even Belarus, Cyprus, Denmark and Ukraine. In fact, of the 40 teams the Argentine veteran has been playing against for years in the Champions League, only five (Rubin Kazan, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Udinese and Inter Milan) escaped safely.
England’s Premier League club Arsenal suffered the most from Messi’s fury, scoring 9 goals in 6 matches with 6 Ballon d’Or wins, followed by AC Milan and Celtic (8 each). Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez each took second place against 33 teams, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Karim Benzema were tied for third place with 29 victims each.
Messi inspired Barcelona to beat Naples 3-1
Meanwhile, Messi inspired Barcelona to beat Naples 3-1 on Saturday. Catalan tycoons advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, with a total score of 4-2. Messi was the star of the show that scored the season’s best goals, and Clement Lenglet and Luis Suarez scored two other goals for Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Lorenzo Insigne has regained pride in visitors. Thirteen minutes after Lenglet put Barcelona in the lead, Suarez offered a delivery to Messi. The latter dribbled past four Napoli defenders outside the box.
On the way inward, on the defender’s challenge, he saw him fall to the ground. However, Messi aimed at the far corners of the net, keeping the Napoli players from stealing the ball.
As the ball bent into the net, the Napoli players were completely distrusted. The 33-year-old was again at the center of the problem and was penalized after Kalidou Koluliably failed an attempt to block Messi inside his box. Suarez successfully scored from the 12 yard box.
The Red Devils defeat FC Copenhagen 1-0
Manchester United’s January contract with Bruno Fernandes was once again on the score table at 12 yards to help the Red Devils defeat FC Copenhagen 1-0 in the Europa League quarterfinals on Monday.
In another match of the day, Italian tycoon Inter Milan struck Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to advance to the last quarter. Romelu Lukaku and Nicolo Barella got ahead of Inter before Kai Havertz regained pride in the team.
To shorten the duration of the competition, all quarterfinals will be played in a one-time draw behind closed doors at four stadiums in Germany: Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen.
Meanwhile, United’s performance showed him struggling while playing with the strongest lineup possible. Denmark’s Copenhagen looked more favorable for a breakthrough in the first half as 18-year-old Mohamed Daramy was close to scoring two times.
Eric Bailly intervened when Daramy tried to send a bouncing cross. The Ivorian defender was again at the center of the problem, blocking Jens Stage efforts after Fred got him in trouble.
The chance as a long range Ranger
It was the dying moment of the first half that Copenhagen defenders were tested when Marcus Rashford took the chance as a long range Ranger. However, Swedish goalkeeper Carl-Johan Johnson was the first of several successful saves to deny United’s opportunity to take the lead ahead of a break.
In the second half, United’s young forward Mason Greenwood finally looked at the back of the net only for his efforts being rejected by VAR intervention. This teenager turns out to be in an offside position before scoring.
Meanwhile, Fernandes took violent action even when he interrupted Johansson with a strike from a distance. However, the goalkeeper did his part for perfection.
In the second half, United took the lead, but couldn’t change the scoring line and the match headed for overtime, where Fernandez scored a penalty kick in just five minutes. Ole Gunnar Solskár’s team will now win the quarterfinals in the semi-finals of the Spanish team Sevilla and the British team Wolves.
Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen
On the other hand, played in the tiring quarterfinals after scoring three goals in 10 minutes in the first quarter of the match. In the 15th minute, after Lukaku’s shot was blocked, Barella drove the defected ball home, leading Inter.
But a Belgian striker, he couldn’t get away from the net because he extended Nerazuri’s lead six minutes later. Having a strong interest from English Premier League club Chelsea, Haberz made this equation interesting by scoring one point at Leverkusen in the 24th minute.
However, his efforts prevented Leverkusen from participating in the competition, as it was Inter Milan that entered attack mode for the remainder of the match. Antonio Conte’s team will face off against Shatar Donetsk of Ukraine or FC Basel of Switzerland.