Among the eight qualified for the "Final 8", which will take place from 12 to 23 August in Lisbon, they are the only two clubs to have already won the champions League : FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich will clash in the quarter-finals, following their qualifying on Saturday respectively in the face of Naples and Chelsea, in the eighth-finals. With five trophies each, will be two of the biggest european clubs who will compete Friday for a spot in the semi-final.
The other quarters (Atalanta-Paris SG, Leipzig-Atletico Madrid and Lyon-Manchester City) oppose all of the teams that have never won the Cup with the big ears. UEFA has with the latest weapons created a new formula of the "Final 8" in a single place, Lisbon, no matches to go-back, to close the competition queen european, interrupted in march by the pandemic of sars coronavirus.
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A goal of Messi
again and Again ! For the 13th year in a row, Barça will therefore be in the quarter-finals of the champions League. Hung 1-1 to go in Italy, the catalan club beat Napoli 3-1 on Saturday to ensure a new presence among the last eight survivors in C1. Naples had still started with good intentions, putting a strong pressure on Barcelona at the beginning of the match, but the Italians have been caught short by a goal on a corner of the French Clément Lenglet (10th), a head cross, taking foot against Daniel Ospina.
And that is Messi, always, came the third goal, since it is by weaving in front of Kalidou Koulibaly in the surface, caused by a fault of the Senegalese and got a penalty, that has transformed a strike into a full dormer Luis Suarez (45th+1). Naples has reduced the gap a few minutes later by Lorenzo Badge, always on penalty kicks (45th+5). A purpose that has allowed the Italians to believe in the second period, with two goals to score in order to qualify. The Barcelona could even have been shaking in the last ten minutes if the goal of the head by Milik had not been logically denied for offside. But Barca, even without being flamboyant, is again in quarters.
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The best elements of the Bayern
The Bayern Hansi Flick, a favorite in the campaign. After a demonstration 3-0 to move to Stamford Bridge in February, the German club has calmly dominated Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday in the return match, and will aim to Lisbon a resounding tripled Championship-Cup-C1. The games were already pretty much made after the match to go, but Hansi Flick has aligned its best elements available on Saturday, including the best scorer of the C1 this season, Robert Lewandowski.
furthermore, It was the Poles who opened the scoring as early as the 10th minute on a penalty kick. Ivan Perisic doubled the mark a few minutes later (24th) to allow Bavarian to lead 5-0 at the cumulation of the two matches. Chelsea saved the honor by Tammy Abraham at the end of the first half (44th), but the Londoners had long since understood, already, that their fate was sealed.
And Bayern has still salty the addition in the second period, by Corentin Tolisso first (76th) and then by the second goal of the evening, the 13th of the season in C1, Robert Lewandowski (84th), more than ever in the footsteps of the record of Ronaldo (17 goals). Author of a match very own, Bayern was able to hone one last time its automation before the "Final 8". The Bavarian, the authors of the first treble in their history in 2013, are three matches of the rewriting of history. On Friday, Olympique lyonnais had paid the feat to eliminate Juventus Turin, who dismissed Saturday his coach Maurizio Sarri, replaced by Andrea Pirlo. Manchester City was on its side offered the Real Madrid.