Chelsea Vs Bayern Munchen
Lewandowski scores goal number 3
All second half goals by the visiting Bayern separated both teams who had played goalless in the first half. A brace by Gnabry in the 51st and 54th mins, both assisted by danger man, Lewandowski, who made it 3 in the 76th min. Shortly before the final whistle, Marcos Alonso was red carded. Chelsea needs four goals against Bayern to remain in the tournament
Napoli Vs Barca
Barcelona survived their woeful outing with Italian teams for the past 14 years by playing a one all draw with Napoli in Sao Paulo. The last time Barca won a match in Italy was in their 2006 Champions League knockout with AC Milan by 1-0 scored by Ludovic Guily. Since then Barca had failed to win five away matches in Italy. Interestingly, Napoli’s coach Gatuso was a member of that Milan squad.
Barca took possession of the game in but the home side was able to check their every move, even cutting Messi off until they launched a daring counterattack that gave them the opener in the 30 min through a curling shot to the right corner of the net by Mertens. Ter Stergen could not see the ball, let alone catch it.
But Barca took the game to the host in the second half and with a fine run down the right by Semedo who found an unmarked Griezmann. The Frenchman simply hit the ball past goalie Ospina. Barca winger, Vidal was red carded and would not play in the return match along with Sergio Busquets who had been booked twice. Barca qualifies on away goal if they draw the return.