The rest of the first leg in the Round of 16 of Champions League 2014/15 were played this week and below are the results. Click here for the results from last week.
Arsenal 1-3 Monaco
A disciplined Monaco could take the lead away from home against Arsenal after 0-1 in the first half. After 53 minutes of play 0-2 came. Arsenal managed to get a goal in the first overtime minute, but this was the Monaco evening: In the fourth overtime minute they set the final score 1-3. Now Monaco has a great shot reaching the quarterfinals, having the home-field advantage in the return meeting. This season is the first time Monaco in the Champions League since 2005/06.
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atlético Madrid
Last year’s finalist Atlético had no fun evening in Germany. They did a strong first half but had to make two changes after injuries. In the second half Leverkusen scored 1-0 and Atlético had to play with 10 men after a penalty. In the return leg in Madrid they have to try to turn the series without Tiago and Godin who are suspended.
Juventus 2-1 Dortmund
Juventus lead Serie A and are Italy’s hope in the Champions League. Last time an Italian team won the tournament was in 2007 when Milan beat Liverpool in the final. After 13 minutes played, they took the lead, just to see it being an even game five minutes later. 2-1 came just before the break and it was also the end result after a goalless second half.
Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona
Suárez had a great evening in Manchester with two goals in the protocol after the first half. City got a vital equalizer in the second half. In overtime Barcelona could have had another goal when Lionel Messi got the chance from the penalty spot. Hart saved though and Messi also missed the rebound. This was Barcelona’s 200th game in the Champions League. They share second place with Manchester United in the marathon league. Real Madrid is in the lead with 207 games. With Manchester City’s goal today, Barcelona have allowed a total of 200 goals in the tournament, 1 goal per game. Don’t you love statistics?