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Champions League: Liverpool defeats Bayern Munich, Barcelona wins

Champions League: Liverpool defeats Bayern Munich, Barcelona wins

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March 13 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi scored twice to push Barcelona past Lyon and into the Champions League quarterfinals, and Liverpool defeated Bayern Munich to advance to the next round. Liverpool's Sadio Mane scored a goal in each half to guide his club to a 3-1 win Wednesday in the round of 16. The teams played to a scoreless draw in the first meeting, leaving the clubs in a must-win situation. Mane got Liverpool on the board first with a goal in the 26th minute. He settled a long pass from Virgil van Dijk, spun back to his right and chipped the ball into an open net past Bayern goaltender Manuel Neuer. Bayern struck back before halftime when Liverpool's Joel Matip redirected a cross from Serge Gnabry into his own net. Liverpool retook the lead when van Dijk powered a header past Neuer f...
Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool (agg 1-3): Sadio Mane & Virgil van Dijk goals see off German champions

Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool (agg 1-3): Sadio Mane & Virgil van Dijk goals see off German champions

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Two goals from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season.Neither side created many clear opportunities on a wet night in Munich and both sets of players were guilty of giving away possession too easily and too often.However, the Reds carried more of a cutting edge and took the lead in the tie in the 26th minute when Mane displayed an exquisite touch to bring down Van Dijk's raking pass before firing into an empty net after Manuel Neuer had rushed from his goal. Bayern now needed at least two goals and pulled one back when Joel Matip turned into his own net from close range.However, the exp...
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool: Three key battles ahead of their Champions League second leg clash

Bayern Munich vs Liverpool: Three key battles ahead of their Champions League second leg clash

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delicately poised It's all to play for at the Allianz Arena with nothing to separate the sides going into the second leg Liverpool’s Champions League second leg clash against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena is well and truly in the balance – and you can hear it live on talkSPORT. The Bavarian outfit would have been elated to have avoided defeat at Anfield, while the Reds will be equally happy not to have conceded an away goal. Liverpool were effectively stifled by Bayern in the first leg. It means the second leg is deliciously poised and couldn’t be harder to call. It is a mouthwatering tie for the neutral, but what are the key clashes that could decide the outcome? talkSPORT.com has identified the key battles that could ...
Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Hosts frustrated in Champions League

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Hosts frustrated in Champions League

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Liverpool's Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich remains finely poised after a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield.The hosts posed the greater threat but were either wasteful in front of goal or kept out by Bayern's well-marshalled defence.Sadio Mane missed a handful of first-half chances, most notably dragging a shot on the turn wide from inside the penalty area when unmarked. Joel Matip also failed to convert Roberto Firmino's cross from six yards.Matip almost handed Bayern an away goal early on when his misdirected clearance rebounded off Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson to safety.In the second half the German champions were excellent defensively, with Mane's 85th-minute he...
Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

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Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain.Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham also face Bundesliga sides, with City meeting Schalke and Spurs playing Borussia Dortmund.The first legs will take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February, with the return fixtures on 5-6 and 12-13 March. Group winners will be away from home in the first legs.Teams could not be drawn against sides from the same country in the last 16, nor against teams who they played in the group stage.Elsewhere, holders Real Madrid will face Dutch side Ajax, who have reached the knockout stages for the first tim...