Hello sports lovers, a wonderful morning to you all as we check out the results of the football matches played yesterday. Champions League round-of-16 continued from yesterday and there were series out exciting results. Ride with us as we bring you the review.
Chelsea were humbled to a 3-0 defeat by classic Bayern Munich at the Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16.
Former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry was on fire alongside Robert Lewandowski who both orchestrated Chelsea’s defeat. Gnabry scored a second-half double from two Lewandowski’s assists before the Polish international himself got on the scoresheet by adding a third on the night to put Frank Lampard’s side in confusion over how to get back into the contest.
The Blues’ story went from bad to worse when left-back Marcos Alonso was given his marching order for a big foul on Lewandowski and he will now miss the second leg of the competition on March 18.
Chelsea who were out of place throughout the match will have to beat Bayern Munich by at least three goals margin at the Allianz Arena in the second leg to stand a chance into the next round of the competition. It looks nearly impossible, but because it’s football, anything can happen.
In the other fixtures in Italy where Napoli hosted Barcelona, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Dries Mertens gave Gennaro Gattuso’s side the brilliant lead but thanks to an Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser which helped the Catalans secure a needed away goal, Barcelona drew level in the 57th minute from a Nelson Semedo’s delivered cross.
Lionel Messi struggled to make a statement throughout the match and midfielder Arturo Vidal was sent off just before the end of the match for two yellow cards, he will miss the second leg at Nou Camp.
Many had thought Barcelona would blow Napoli away, considering the Serie A’s side inconsistency so far this season. Reverse is the case however and they stood up to the fight. The second leg at Barcelona’s ground may however prove too much for them, but till then, they can have a lifted spirit by enjoying the draw.
Results in full…
Champions League Round-of-16
Chelsea 0-3 FC Bayern München
Napoli 1-1 Barcelona
Matches continue today with the following fixtures in the Champions League and Europa League…
Champions League round-of-16
Lyon Vs Juventus 9:00pm
Real Madrid Vs Manchester City 9:00pm
Europa League Round-of-32
SC Braga Vs Rangers 6:00pm