UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals- Previews, Stats, Results-Live Updates and Discussions

:large_blue_circle::white_circle: Sérgio Conceição, Porto coach: “We are in the middle of the tie so let’s believe. The players were fantastic.” :muscle:

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:top: Who else? Two-goal hero Kylian Mbappé wins the award after another stunning display on the break away from home :fire:

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:large_blue_circle: Jorginho is recognised for his fine defensive display in the middle which also featured a first-half assist :1st_place_medal:

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:alarm_clock: RESULTS :alarm_clock:

Quarter-Finals 1st Leg

:fire: Goals & drama on Wednesday night!
:scream: Mbappé scores two in five-goal thriller as Flick suffers first Champions League defeat as coach

:large_blue_circle: England stars Mount & Chilwell inspire Chelsea against Porto

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:alarm_clock: RESULTS :alarm_clock:

Quarter-Finals 1st Leg

:fire: Goals & drama on Tuesday night!

:white_circle: Vinícius Júnior (2) & Asensio secure first-leg victory for Real Madrid

:large_blue_circle: De Bruyne & Foden net as Manchester City claim late win the quarter-finals

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My vote: Vinícius Júnior :fire: :fire:

:top: Who gets your vote?

:star2: Kevin De Bruyne

:star2: Vinícius Júnior

:star2: Kylian Mbappé

:star2: Jorginho

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UCL 2020-21 Quarter-Finals Leg 2 returns on April 14-15.

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Manchester United’s record remains :eu::red_circle::crown:

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Match Preview: Chelsea vs Porto

With one foot firmly in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Chelsea once again travel to Seville for the ‘home’ leg of their Champions League quarter-final showdown with Porto on Tuesday night.

Goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell propelled the Blues to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first meeting, and once again, the Portuguese champions have been left with a mountain to climb to salvage their European season.

Having now kept three clean sheets in a row in the Champions League, defence may be the best form of attack for Tuchel as he aims to seal progress into the last four of Europe’s elite competition - where Chelsea have not appeared since the 2013-14 season - and the Blues are also unbeaten in nine in the Champions League since their crushing last-16 exit to Bayern Munich last year.

Close but no cigar has been the theme of Porto’s Champions League endeavours in recent years, as the Portuguese giants have never managed to advance past the quarter-final stage of the tournament since their triumphant venture in the 2003-04 campaign.

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Team News

Thomas Tuchel is blessed with a fully-fit squad for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second leg in Seville. Thiago Silva could earn an immediate recall to defence after serving a domestic suspension against Crystal Palace.

Midfielder N’Golo Kante has recovered from a hamstring injury and is in contention to feature from the start, but Tuchel said: “We need to be careful about him. The question is whether we want him to start or finish the game. It is not answered yet, I will do this tomorrow.”

Porto have to throw caution to the wind and will need to score at least three goals to turn the tables on Chelsea and reach the semi-finals.

But Porto manager Sergio Conceicao has admitted they will not take any risks with Sergio Oliveira’s fitness. Oliveira has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Porto and can return after suspension, but boss Conceicao is not sure whether he can manage 90 minutes.

“We will see tomorrow,” said Conceicao. “As you know, the last match as I can say, he was not yet ready for the 90
minutes because of a small muscle problem and it is always dangerous.”

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Chelsea 23 man list to play Porto…

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Chelsea have won the first leg of a UEFA Champions League knockout tie for the 11th time, progressing on eight of the previous 10 occasions, failing only against Barcelona in 1999-2000 and Liverpool in 2006-07.

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There have only been four previous occasions of a side progressing after losing the first leg of a UEFA Champions League knockout tie without scoring a goal at ‘home’ - Ajax in 1995-96 vs Panathinaikos, Inter Milan in 2010-11 vs Bayern Munich, Manchester United in 2018-19 vs Paris SG and Spurs in 2018-19 vs Ajax.

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Chelsea have won each of their last two matches in European competition that were held in Spain (4-0 vs Sevilla in the group stages and 2-0 vs Porto in the first leg) - they have never won three consecutive European matches held in Spain.

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After beating Leicester City 5-0 in the group stages of this competition in December 2016, Porto are winless in their following seven matches against English sides in the UEFA Champions League (D2 L5), scoring only twice while conceding 16 goals themselves.

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Chelsea are unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League this season (P9 W7 D2 L0), and could become the first English to go unbeaten across their first 10 games in a season in the competition since Liverpool in 2017-18 (11 games).

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Chelsea have kept seven clean sheets in nine UEFA Champions League matches this season, the joint-most along with Manchester City; the last side to keep more clean sheets in a single campaign in the competition was Juventus in 2016-17 (nine). The Blues are looking to keep a clean sheet in four consecutive matches in the competition for the first time since a run of six ending in March 2008.

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Mason Mount is looking to become only the second Englishman to score in both legs of a UEFA Champions League knockout stage tie for Chelsea after Frank Lampard, who did so against Bayern Munich in 2004-05 at the quarter-final stage.

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Chelsea have won their last seven UEFA Champions League matches with Édouard Mendy in the team - the only goalkeeper to win more consecutive games for an English club in the competition is fellow Frenchman Fabien Barthez with Manchester United during the 2002-03 campaign (eight games).

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Match Preview: PSG vs Bayern

Staring down the barrel of elimination in the Champions League, holders Bayern Munich will endeavour to overturn a 3-2 deficit from the first leg of their quarter-final with Paris Saint-Germain when they do battle in the French capital on Tuesday.

An enthralling five-goal encounter at the Allianz Arena ended with Mauricio Pochettino’s side claiming a slender lead at half time in the tie.

In contrast, the Parc des Princes is not the fortress that it once was during the days of full stadiums and no social distancing, with PSG only winning one of their last five at home in all competitions - losing three of them - and they are now at risk of suffering back-to-back home defeats for the first time since May 2009.

Les Parisiens are yet to lose to a German side on home soil, and they would take another priceless step towards that elusive first Champions League crown by eliminating the current holders, but Hansi Flick is sure to rally his wounded warriors to the maximum before the biggest game of their season so far.

Bayern have only failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the Champions League once in the past 10 seasons, but Flick is in no position to relinquish his hard-earned European crown as his side go searching for goals at the Parc des Princes - a task which would seem far less daunting had Lewandowski not sustained a knee problem while on international duty.

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