Video: UCL Wrap – Real Madrid and Manchester City through to the semifinals

Article by Daniel Chokoe

Real Madrid and Manchester City have booked their places in the semi-finals with both teams winning their quarterfinal clashes respectively.

Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg ( 0-2 first leg)

Los Blancos were faced with the toughest task to overturn a two nil aggregate score against the Germans, with the large crowd of Santiago Bernabeu behind them they did the unthinkable. Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was on song as he scored a hatrick walking away with the match ball and winning the tie 3-2 for Madrid. A bitter pill to swallow for Wolfsburg who were tipped to course an upset. It was his 16th goal in 10 games, his recent form looks to rejuvinate Madrid’s hope of silverware this season.

Final Result : Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg ( 3-2 Aggregate score)

Manchester City vs PSG (2-2 first leg)

The Citizens positioned themselves better having secured an impressive two all draw in Paris, PSG knew that they had to be on their A-game if they were to proceed to the semis however Kevin De Bruyne had other ideas as his 76th minute goal won the game for Manchester City and booked their first ever Semi final place.

Final Result : Manchester City vs PSG (3-2 Aggregate score)

 

Ronaldo wants Neymar to surpass his achievements

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Brazil legend Ronaldo believes Barcelona star Neymar is destined for greatness and can achieve even more success than him. The 23-year-old netted once in Barca’s 6-0 La Liga win over Getafe on Tuesday to equal Ronaldo’s figure of 47 goals for the Catalans and the two-time World Cup winner thinks his compatriot will only get better in the years to come.

“I sincerely hope that Neymar will surpass me in all aspects,” Ronaldo told ESPN Brasil.

“Neymar has a brilliant future ahead of him and is already performing marvellous at present.

“His performances will please the people of Brazil because he is a great idol.”

Neymar has scored 29 times in La Liga, 10 goals in the Champions League, seven in the Copa del Rey and once in the Supercopa de Espana.

Personally I believe, Neymar will somehow always be in the shadow of Messi he can never really be the main man for Barcelona. In terms of Achievements, he will definitely surpass Ronaldo who is the 5th alltime goal scorer for Brazil, Neymar is behind him by a mere 19 goals however I do not foresee him winning the world cup with Brazil.

By Daniel Chokoe