It was a beaming night for English Premier League leaders Manchester City and Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid as they beat Spain’s Sevilla FC and France’s PSG respectively as they have qualified for the Champions League knockout phase after emphatic wins over their rivals.
Manchester City booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a fine 3-1 win over Sevilla on Tuesday night. It was arguably a long-desired performance from the Premier League side who have struggled to impress on European games. City were way much the best team of the night and Manager Manuel Pellegrini will be pleased with the show his side put up.
It was a fortunate victory for Real Madrid as they only needed one goal to get three points from a resilient Paris Saint Germain. Madrid came into this match with an impressive defensive record under head coach Rafa Benitez, having conceded only just four goals in 2015-16. But unlike in the goalless game at the Parc des Princes recently when Real were the better team, this time PSG’s stars were playing to win and all that was missing from the French champions, though, was the clinical finishing.
Other teams in the competition will be out on Wednesday night fighting out for a place in the last 16.