UCL: Tuchel lose to Dortmund again as Liverpool lose in Spain

UCL: Tuchel lose to Dortmund again as Liverpool lose in Spain

Haaland brace earns Dortmund first leg win

Thomas Tuchel has failed to beat his former club, Borussia Dortmund for the sixth time at Signal Iduna Park following a 2-1 defeat of Paris St-Germain in the UEFA Champions League, UCL, on Tuesday. 

Tuchel went into the UCL round of 16 first leg with his French Champions, PSG, having failed to win any of his previous five visits to the Iduna Park.

With two draws and three defeats, the German tactician went into Tuesday’s match hoping for a change in fortune.

However, an Erling Braut Haaland-inspired display from Dortmund ensured his former employers handed him yet another defeat to extend his winless streak.

Two goals in the space of eight second half minutes from the 19-year-old were enough to put the Black and Yellows in the driving seat ahead of the second leg slated for next month in Paris.

For the French champions, they are still in the game after Kylian Mbappe assisted Neymar Jr to give PSG a valuable away goal.

The goals mean Haaland, who joined Dortmund from Salzburg in January, becomes the fastest player to score ten (10) goals in UCL history.

He also became the second youngest player to score ten (10) goals in the competition history after Mbappe, who was the youngest at 18 years and 360 days old.

Liverpool lose to Atletico at Wanda

They may be invincible at home in the English Premier League, but in Europe, Liverpool are anything but as the Kops struggled to break down a resilient and well-drilled Atletico Madrid side. 

The defending champions went, saw but failed to conquer their hosts, Atletico, who put in a defensive masterclass typical of a Diego Simeone side, to record a 1-0 victory over the Reds.

The goal came very early in the match courtesy Saul Niguez after a Koke cross was fumbled by Fabinho and Niguez punished the Brazilian and Liverpool from a close range.

The defeat was Liverpool’s first since the loss to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on December 17, and only the third defeat all season.

While it was a vintage and obdurate display from their Spanish hosts, Liverpool were anything but themselves as they failed to register a single shot on target despite attempting eight.

 

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