All cameras will now be focusing on the Europa league where the stage is already set for the first leg of the tournaments quarter finals.
This is after a round of games in the same stages of Europe’s Premier Club competition I.e Uefa Champions league would come to a close in vintage UCL fashion, yesterday we saw Chelsea secure a comfortable 2-0 victory in their first leg away fixture when they faced Portuguese side Porto, a win that gave them more advantage heading into the second leg phase.
The highlight match would rather come in Bayern Munich’s home clash against France football giants Paris Saint Germain as it would be a repeat of last seasons Champions League final where Bayern ended a fantastic season by lifting the UCL trophy at the expense of the Parisians who would come out as runners up.
Without doubt everyone was expecting the France outfit to come out Guns blazing in attempt to get their revenge against the Bavarians, they would end up doing exactly that after the Referees final whistle that put an end to a five Goal thriller between this sides.
The reigning French Champions would pull out a narrow 2-3 win against Hansi flick’s side a result that came following world class displays from forwards Neymar and Kylian mbappe, with the former setting up the latter for the games first goal which came in the opening minutes, later on mbape would go ahead and bag his brace for the night.
Bayern would then rediscover their finishing touch with goals from Former Psg player Eric Maxim choupo-moting and German Thomas muller drawing the game, but as the game was nearing its close, the absence of their lethal striker and worlds best player Robert lewandowski would prove to be a crucial factor with Neymars brilliance combined with Fellow Brazilian defender Marquinhos’ awareness infront of goal settling the tie once and for all with PSG coming out of the tie triumphant.
As we head into the Europa league quarter finals, there is surely a number of games to look upto together with good teams to watch.
Granada vs Manchester united.
With all matches kicking off at exactly the same time i.e 22:00pm EAT this can be considered one of those ties that would be having the most viewership, simply because Manchester united would be heading into this game with a lot of pressure on their backs.
Pressure wich has been mounting on the English outfit who under their Norwegian Head-coach and Former Player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have in recent times displayed a habit of failing to make it through the quarter finals and semi- finals of different tournaments where they were even regarded favorites.
Arsenal vs Slavia Prague
This one will surely go in different football lovers watchlist, keeping in mind that Arsenal have never had any Major success in Europe when it comes to matters trophies and will be facing a Slavia prague side who are unbeaten on both the domestic and international fronts since December.
Ajax vs Roma
With both teams bragging of big followers in terms of the 12th man, this match is expected to be one of the contests that would be worthy of many People’s time as both Clubs have shown the ability to turn up in this kind of competitions and display proper football performances when they are called to it.
Dinamo zagreb vs villareal.
Mislav orscic. The name has been doing rounds for the past few weeks across the footballing world, after the Dinamo Zagreb player catalysed one of the most stunning upsets in European football history.
This spectacle occuring in their second leg tie against Tottenham hotspur, the North-londoners who were on the receiving end of his superb hatrick that turned around a 2- 0 away loss to the English side ending the fixture on a 3-2 aggregate score-line which earned the Croatian outfit a place in today’s quarter final encounter against villareal.
Surely everybody would be keen to find out if the forward would also be taking his shooting boots along with him when they will be taking on a Villarreal side who are currently on an amazing five game unbeaten run.
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