Manchester City regained their lead at the top of the table with a massive 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday against cross-town rival Manchester United. Midfielder Bernardo Silva cut inside onto his left foot and drove home a low near-post shot in the 54th minute to open the scoring for the defending champs. Twelve minutes later, winger Leroy Sane doubled City’s lead as he finished off a counterattack. City have now won 11 straight premier league matches as they’re title race with Liverpool has come down to the wire, while United have now lost two straight matches and will face an uphill battle to finish in the top four.
Liverpool capped off one of its finest weeks in club history with a 4-1 win at Porto on Wednesday, a victory that booked them a spot in the Champions League semi finals. The Reds’ best and brightest led the team to victory, as in-form forward Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 26th minute before Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk all recorded second half goals to bust the game open. The Reds’ Champions League triumph comes just days after they earned a win over Chelsea to put themselves back atop the English Premier League table.
Midfielder Naby Keita scored an early fifth-minute deflected goal and Roberto Firmino tapped home a short cross 20 minutes later as Liverpool pulled past FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the two sides quarterfinal matchup at Anfield on Tuesday. The second leg will be played on April 17 at Estadio de Dragao in Porto.
The United States earned a 1-1 draw with Chile thanks to an early Christian Pulisic goal at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on Tuesday night. The young Borussia Dortmund star latched onto a well-played through ball from L.A. Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes and lofted a delicate chip over Chilean goalkeeper Gabriel Arias to open the scoring in the fourth minute, but was substituted off with an injury before halftime.
Ajax Amsterdam shocked the soccer world Tuesday by completing a second-leg comeback to knock defending champions Real Madrid out of the Champions League, while booking a place in the quarterfinals. After dropping the opening leg 2-1 at home, the Dutch side thrashed perennial contender Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu to advance 5-3 on aggregate.