💫 Man City ease past Gladbach; Real Madrid nick late winner

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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The first legs of the Champions League Round of 16 concluded tonight with the final two ties.

Here’s what went down.

Atalanta 0-1 Real Madrid

Scorers: Mendy 86′.

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Real Madrid scored a dramatic 86th minute winner to take a firm grip of their last-16 tie with Atalanta – who played with ten men for over 70 minutes.

Remo Freuler was sent off for the hosts in the 17th minute for deeming to have denied Ferland Mendy a goalscoring opportunity.

Zinedine Zidane’s side had struggled to test Pierlugi Gollini but Vinícius Júnior will be wondering how he didn’t score when he scooped a shot over from eight yards out.

It was left to Mendy to become the hero with a curling effort from 25 yards out with his weaker right foot four minutes from time when it looked like the hosts might have nicked a draw.

Atalanta 0
Real Madrid 1
Full time

Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-2 Manchester City

Scorer: Silva 29′, Jesus 65.

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Manchester City have one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after comfortably beating Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 in Budapest.

Pep Guardiola’s side were in complete control of this game from the off and took a deserved lead in the 29th minute when Joāo Cancelo’s delicious whipped cross found Bernardo Silva at the back post to head home.

Gladbach struggled to get out of their own half for the majority of the game but came close to pulling off a shock leveller when Alassane Pléa’s backheel trickled just past the post.

But Gabriel Jesus reacted first to Silva’s header across goal to poke him the second and leave City in cruise control of this tie.

B. M‘Gladbach 0
Manchester City 2
Full time

Tuesday’s results

Atlético Madrid 0-1 Chelsea

Lazio 1-4 Bayern Munich