When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This past weekend saw the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League come with some few twists of its own. Hearts were broken while some were replenished by the beautiful game. Paris-Saint German needed somewhat of a late inspiration from an unexpected source in Choupo-Mouting to clinch a slot in the semi-final and ended Atalanta’s good run in the competition.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich evoked nostalgic feelings among the German national team fans by thrashing FC Barcelona 8-2 in what was predominantly a one-sided match. This left a lot to be pondered by the Barcelona team but one thing is for sure, change is needed. RB Leipzig saw off Atletico Madrid 2-1 as the youngster Tyler Adams secured a slot in the semis.
This was the first time Atletico Madrid lost a game in the knockout round by a team without Cristiano Ronaldo. Olympic Lyon turned the surprise team of the bunch after seeing out Manchester City 3-1 to seal Pep Guardiola’s men’s fate in the competition still starving the City team of their highly coveted silverware. Onto the semis, we go as we expect more electrifying stuff from the last four men left standing.
As we eagerly await, Uefa should keep the knockout ties one-legged as it keeps the game at the highest level.