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Champions League, chapter VIII: there is still a lot to decide

To the explosion of Vinicius, on Tuesday, Keylor Navas and Mbappé responded on Wednesday with an exhibition, and while Borussia Dortmund responded with resistance to Manchester City’s solvency, Chelsea repeated their good tone in Seville. The two games on Tuesday were won by the locals, with a higher income for a Real Madrid that took advantage of the defensive weakness of a Liverpool that had fallen behind, while on Wednesday it was the visitor’s turn, with an almost decided tie and another to do so, both for the offensive electricity of Mbappé and Neymar as, as much or more, the exceptional nature of Keylor Navas under the sticks of PSG.

Eight months after Bayern beat them in the Lisbon final, PSG took, for now, a share of revenge in Munich, although showing that there will still be a lot to say in the second leg, which Porto will have to attend. to an open grave to turn Chelsea around.

PORTO 0-2 CHELSEA. The blues got probably the clearest score of the four heats. Mount, at half an hour, and Chilwell in the final part gave Chelsea a comfortable victory over a Porto that never found its place on the Sánchez Pizjuán pitch, which had a hard time reaching the Mendy area with clarity and will be forced to give the bell in the return to eliminate a Chelsea that embraces the semifinals of the top competition for the first time since 2014.

BAYERN MUNICH 2-3 PSG. Between the display of Mbappé and the magnificence of Keylor Navas, who even conceding two goals saved no less than five others, PSG attacked the Allianz on a cold night in the atmosphere, playing under the snow, and excellent in football. Bayern dominated and deserved much better luck, hurt by a calculation error by Neuer at 0-1 and who was able to equal a 0-2, but the bites of Mbappé and the genius of Neymar gave the champion the first round Gallic, as lucky as he is serious.

REAL MADRID 3-1 LIVERPOOL. Superb Vinicius, exceptional Kroos and dwarfed Liverpool, Real Madrid took a big step towards the semifinals that could have been greater considering their absolute dominance in a first half in which Klopp’s players barely appeared. They woke up in the second half but without putting Courtois in too much trouble during a night in which Vinicius, double scorer, was the star and Robertson, involuntary assistant in the goal of Asensio, the star.

MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 BORUSSIA DORTMUND. On the verge of despair in the Bundesliga, where every day he contemplates the Champions positions further, Borussia Dortmund is transformed into Europe and on Tuesday he was close to giving a scare to Guardiola’s untouchable Manchester City, who promised them very happy as soon as De Bruyne scored 1-0 and yet failed to win until the last gasp thanks to Foden after Reus’s draw. City dominated more, Haaland appeared in dropper but the tie was still in the air.

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