This week four games of the second leg in the round of 16 of Champions League 2014/15 were played and below are the results:
Chelsea 2-2 Paris SG, total score 3-3
After the first leg Chelsea could go home to Stamford Bridge with a comforting 1-1 score. A goalless tie or a win would take them to the quarterfinals. The game started in their favour with PSG’s Swedish star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic getting a red card after 32 minutes of play. No one could think of any other outcome than a win for the Englishmen against 10 Parisians. The game took a whole other course though.. The first half ended 0-0 and we had to wait until minute 80 until the first goal came, Cahill scored 1-0 for Chelsea. However, David Luiz for PSG tied the game a few minutes later. The game went to a 2×15 minutes overtime. In the first overtime half Chelsea got a penalty shot after Thiago Silva playing the ball with his hand. 2-1 Chelsea who now had one foot in the quarterfinal. However, Silva repaired the damage and scored in the second overtime half. The score was now 2-2 and suddenly it was PSG who were in the quarter-final thanks to more goals scored away. A heroic victory with only 10 men on the field! Now is the question how they will act on the fact that they managed to win without their (questioned) superstar Ibrahimovic. Although they red card was harsh, people will question if the team is better without him.
Bayern Munich 7-0 Shakhtar Donetsk, total score 7-0
A quick red card also came in the game between German Bayern and Ukraine Shakhtar. From the 3rd minute and on, Shakhtar had to play with 10 men. Unlike PSG they didn’t do so well, letting 7 goals in against sovereign Bayern who are now in the quarter-final. Shakhtar can at least joy themself over doing a good game at home in the first leg, which ended 0-0.
Porto 4-0 Basel, total score 5-1
The first leg between these two teams ended with a 1-1 tie in Switzerland. At home, however, Porto made short work out of the Swiss and pulled through to the quarter-finals.
Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke, total score 5-4
With a 2-0 lead from the first leg, this game was just about finishing the job from Real Madrid. The Germans thought otherwise though. Taking the lead twice they shocked Real. However, the Spanish team has one player that himself can make the difference in important games: 2014 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar scored 3 goals, making sure Schalke just won with one goal, securing the spot in the quarter finals for Real Madrid with a small margin.
Next week the rest of the second leg of the round of 16 will be played. The quarter finals are played in April.