The Champions League continued on Tuesday, with Chelsea securing an important 1-0 away win over Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich all however guaranteeing their spot within the quarterfinals after a 4-1 thrashing of Lazio.
Below, we’ll go over the winners and losers from the day’s round-of-16 motion.
Winner: Robert Lewandowski’s Legacy
He did it once more.
Robert Lewandowski scored but once more within the Champions League, this time getting his purpose delivered on a silver platter from Lazio’s again line:
With that end, Lewandowski moved into third on the all-time UCL scoring listing:
Perhaps it’s time he modified his named to Legendowski. He’s earned it.
Winner: Olivier Giroud
Just take a look at this purpose:
Beautiful. All the extra so contemplating it was the winner.
Of course, Giroud has supplied some actually gorgeous objectives in his previous. Who might ever neglect his well-known scorpion kick vs. Crystal Palace in 2017?
Add Tuesday’s purpose to the listing of gorgeous Giroud finishes.
Loser: Diego Simeone
Atletico’s assault simply lacked severe chew on Tuesday, and Diego Simeone’s techniques will come underneath scrutiny heading into the second leg for that cause.
Yes, Atletico are recognized for being defensively stout underneath Simeone. But they want extra ambition and creativity within the second leg in the event that they’re going to advance to the quarterfinals.
One concern for Atletico is that the protection hasn’t precisely been spectacular in current weeks, both:
Simeone has quite a lot of inquiries to reply heading into the second leg. A repeat efficiency merely gained’t be sufficient to get by a Chelsea aspect in a run of wonderful type. Continue reading