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Manchester City, Real Madrid through to Champions League last 8

Manchester City and Real Madrid booked their passage to the quarterfinals of this season’s Champions League after navigating their way past Borussia Monchengladbach and Atalanta respectively.

Manchester City won their first leg in Germany 2-0 and repeated the same scoreline at the Etihad Stadium thanks to two brilliant goals in the first 20 minutes of the game. Kevin De Bruyne scored a brilliant left foot effort from outside the box in the 12th minute to give his side the lead, before Phil Foden slipped Ilkay Gundogan through with a slide rule pass 6 minutes later and the German tucked the ball under the keeper to make it 2-0. City are on course to win an unprecedented quadruple this season.

Real Madrid defeated Atalanta 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu after they won the first leg in Bergamo 1-0 three weeks ago. Atlanta’s goalkeeper gave the ball straight to Luka Modric, who laid it off to Karim Benzema to give Real Madrid the lead in the 34th minute. Sergio Ramos stepped up to score Real Madrid’s second from the spot after 60 minutes. Atlanta’s Luis Muriel scored a brilliant freekick to halve the deficit before Marco Asensio rounded up the scoring just one minute later to put Real Madrid into the quarterfinals.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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