Champions League Second Leg Roundup:

Champions League Second leg Roundup: Monaco Put Three Past City to Qualify

The best action of the Champions League midweek games was to be seen at the Stade Louis II as Monaco beat Manchester City 3-1 to make it into the Quarter-Finals.

Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring for Monaco in the 8th-minute as Monaco utilised a high pressing style against Man City.

Pep Guardiola’s side struggled to find an equaliser in the first half with Fabinho doubling Monaco’s lead in the 29th-minute. The second 45 was a vastly different affair, though, as Manchester City began to ask questions of Monaco’s defence.

City managed to score in the 71st-minute courtesy of Leroy Sane but Monaco found the back of the net once again in the 77th-minute as Tiemou Bakayoko headed home his side’s 3rd goal of the game.

Monaco secured a 3-1 home win thus taking the aggregate scoreline up to 6-6, but the French giants went through to the Quarter-Finals thanks to the away goals rule.

Leicester City beat the odds as they progressed into the Quarter-finals of the Champions League after securing a 2-0 victory in the second-leg of their tie against Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla.

Sevilla were held to a 1-1 draw by Leganes last weekend, and they seemingly carried that form to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. The Foxes’ upturn in form continued as they overturned a one-goal deficit with a decent display of counter-attacking football.

Wes Morgan opened the scoring for Leicester in the 27th-minute after tapping in a free-kick from Riyad Mahrez in a rather unconventional manner.

From then on, Sevilla raised their game as the likes of Samir Nasri, and Wissam Ben Yedder tried to find a way past Leicester’s defence, but their efforts proved fruitless bar a couple of opportunities which were missed.

Marc Albrighton doubled Leicester’s lead with a composed finish 6 minutes before the hour mark thus plunging Sevilla into a state of panic.

Jamie Vardy irked Nasri later on in the tie, thus prompting a response from the Frenchman which eventually earned him a second yellow card and a sending off. Steven N’Zonzi missed a penalty in the 80th-minute as Sevilla failed to nick a goal.

The game ended 3-2 on aggregate in favour of Leicester City.

Tuesday night’s other fixture saw Juventus welcome Porto to Turin in a game which they won. Porto warded off Juventus’ efforts in the first-half, but they eventually conceded a goal in the 42nd-minute with Paulo Dybala finding the back of the net from the penalty spot.

The second half ended goalless with Porto being unable to muster up clear-cut opportunities in the game. After losing 2-0 at home to Juventus, Porto lost 1-0 away from home and ultimately lost by an aggregate scoreline of 3-0.

The Serie A league leaders will be confident going into the Quarter-Finals as they boast of a strong lineup.

Atletico Madrid held steady at the Vincente Calderon on Wednesday night to deny Bayer Leverkusen any chance of finding their way back into the tie with the German outfit succumbing to a 4-2 defeat in the first-leg at the Bay Arena.

Both sides had similar amounts of possession as they were seemingly evenly matched. Leverkusen, though, couldn’t convert any of their 7 shots on target as they crashed out of the Champions League with a 4-2 aggregate loss.

Highlights of Champions League Second leg Roundup 2nd week Games

Monaco vs Manchester City

 

Leicester City vs Sevilla

 

Juventus vs Porto

 

Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen

 

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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