Good evening and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments in the eight-final matches in the Champions League.

Lots of fun!



  • LIVE:

  • Manchester City-Gladbach

    2-0 

    (4-0)

  • Real Madrid-Atalanta

    2-0

    (3-0)

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

68 'Post!

Benzema hits the woodwork from close by with a header, shortly after Atalanta missed a good chance of 2-1 via Zapata.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

63 'A shot from Pessina goes wide.

Atalanta has not been much closer to a goal.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

60 'GOAL Real Madrid!

2-0 (3-0)



Sergio Ramos shoots controlled from eleven meters and decides the game.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

58 'Penalty kick Real Madrid! 



Tóloi misses the ball and takes down Vinícius.

The home team can take a penalty kick.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

53 'Vinícius fails to deliver the final blow.

The Brazilian dribbles past all Atalanta defenders and is face to face with Sportiello, but shoots from close range.

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Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

49 'Mahrez shoots a meter wide in a promising position.

City happily continues to attack even after the break.

Champions League · in 7 days

46 'The ball rolls at Real Madrid and Manchester City-Gladbach.

Will it be exciting with (one of) those two duels?

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

Real Madrid is unbeaten in the last 42 Champions League matches in which it was halfway ahead.

Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

Peace!

Manchester City has a simple evening and has nothing to fear from Borussia Mönchengladbach, who had to make up for a 2-0 deficit in advance.

Thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gündogan, that margin has now become twice as large.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

Peace!

Marten de Roon and his teammates cannot make a fist against Real Madrid.

A goal from Karim Benzema puts the home team on a 1-0 lead.

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Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

Champions League top scorers of all time:



  • Cristiano Ronaldo - 134

  • Lionel Messi - 120

  • Robert Lewandowski - 72

  • Raúl - 71

  • Karim Benzema - 70 (+1)

Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

35 'De Bruyne almost got his second goal there.

The Belgian shoots a free kick high towards the goal, after which his attempt is tapped over by Sommer.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

34 'GOAL Real Madrid!

1-0 (2-0)



What a mistake by goalkeeper Sportiello!

The goalkeeper simply hands the ball in to Modric, who keeps a cool head, storms forward and puts it down to Benzema.

It is a breeze for the French to work indoors.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

27 'Best opportunity for Real Madrid.

Vinícius goes one-two with Benzema, but he sees his attempt turned from close by by a sliding from Malinovskyi.

Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

Kevin De Bruyne scores his eighth Champions League goal tonight and passes former Ajax player Wesley Sonck on the top scorers list of Belgian players in the Champions League.

Only Dries Mertens (sixteen goals), Romelu Lukaku (thirteen goals) and Eden Hazard (ten goals) scored more often in the Champions League than De Bruyne.

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Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

18 'GOAL Manchester City!

2-0 (4-0)



And there is also the 2-0 for the team of manager Josep Guardiola.

İlkay Gündogan is the end station of a nice attack and taps in the second goal from close by.

Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

13 'GOAL Manchester City!

1-0 (3-0)



What a world

goal

from Kevin De Bruyne!

The Belgian chases the ball with a phenomenal long shot from the bottom of the crossbar against the ropes and puts City at 1-0.

Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer is the only player to have participated in all of Gladbach's nineteen Champions League matches.

Tonight he is again under the bar with the German team.

Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

3 'What an opportunity for Atalanta to take the lead early on.

Gosens receives the ball perfectly from Muriel, but he hits the ball wrong from close range and sees his bet go straight to goalkeeper Courtois.

Champions League · in 7 days

1 'We are underway at Real Madrid-Atalanta and Manchester City-Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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Real Madrid-Atalanta · in 7 days

Sergio Ramos has recovered from a knee injury and returns to the base at Real.

The 'Royal' won only three of the last eleven matches in the million ball in which the 34-year-old defender did not participate.

Manchester City-Gladbach · in 7 days

Manchester City can draw hope from the last ten games against German teams.

Nine of those last ten matches were won.

The only exception in that series is a match against Gladbach when in the 2016/2017 season, a 1-1 draw was played in a group match.

in 7 days

Real Madrid have never been eliminated from the Champions League after winning 1-0 in the first leg.

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No Nathan Aké at Manchester City-Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The Dutch defender, who is part of the selection for the first time since December after an injury, is a reserve with the 'Citizens'.

The home team must maintain a 2-0 lead.



Manchester City:

Ederson;

Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo;

Rodri, Bernardo, Gündoğan;

De Bruyne;

Mahrez, Foden.



Gladbach:

Sommer;

Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini;

Zakaria, Neuhaus, Hofmann;

Stindl;

Thuram, Embolo.

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Marten de Roon has a basic place at Atalanta, which will visit Real Madrid at 9 p.m.

Sam Lammers is sitting on the couch with the Italian visitors.

Real defends a 1-0 lead at 9 p.m.



Real Madrid: 

Courtois;

Nacho, Varane, Ramos;

Lucas, Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Valverde;

Vinicius, Benzema.



Atalanta:

Sportiello;

Tololi, Romero, Djimsiti;

Maehle, De Roon, Pessina, Gosens;

Pasalic, Malinovskyi, Muriel.

in 7 days

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