UCL: Zidane suffers first Champions League elimination 

UCL: Zidane suffers first Champions League elimination 

Three-time UEFA Champions League, UCL, winner, Zinedine Zidane has exited the competition for the first time in the knockout stage after Real Madrid crashed out on Friday.

Los Blancos suffered a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad in their round of 16 second leg tie for a 4-2 aggregate loss following a similar scoreline in the first leg just before the Coronavirus break at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored in either half for the English side, while Frenchman, Karim Benzema netted the consolation goal for Zidane and Real Madrid.

With the result, Zidane suffered his first-ever defeat in the knockout stages of the Champions League, having won each of the previous 12. 

Ronaldo double not enough as Old Lady fall on Away Goals Rule 

In Turin, a Cristiano Ronaldo double failed to inspire Juventus as they lost on away goals rule to Lyon after a 2-2 aggregate score. 

Lyon came into the second leg with a narrow 0-1 advantage from the first leg but doubled that advantage to 0-2 when Memphis Depay converted a controversial first half penalty to put the French side 0-1 ahead on the night and 0-2 on aggregate.

After the restart, Ronaldo showed why he is Champions League’s greatest ever scorer when he pulled Juve back level on the night via another controversial spot-kick before adding a stunning second to put them 2-1 up on the night and draw them level on aggregate.

However, the Turin side needed one more goal but it remained elusive as Lyon held on to book their place in the quarterfinal where they will meet the Premier League side, Man City. 

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