The first leg between last year’s losing Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen in their round of 16 tie went more or less as you’d expect. Leverkusen is having a down year, slumping to eighth place in the Bundesliga. In the 17th minute, Saul, whose favorite move is basically
Aguero began the Man City comeback. Up until now, there had been a linear quality to Manchester City’s slow and deliberate pursuit of the UEFA Champions League crown. Last season came the breakthrough as City made it to the semifinals, where Real Madrid eliminated the Sky Blues.
The Champions League round of 16 rolls on with the second week of first-leg matches. On Tuesday, Bayer Leverkusen plays host to Atletico Madrid and Manchester City takes on Monaco at the Etihad Stadium. On Wednesday, Porto meets Juventus in Portugal and Sevilla welcomes struggling Premier League champion