Real Madrid devoured

Wolves ahead in Champs League last 8; City hold PSG.

Wolfsburg (Germany): Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid suffered an El Clasico hangover as they crashed to a 2-0 Champions League quarterfinal first-leg defeat at Wolfsburg on Wednesday. Just five days after ending Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 away win, Real were humbled as Wolfsburg ignored their struggling mid-table form in Germany’s top flight. Real never recovered as first-half goals from Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez and Maximilian Arnold put the hosts 2-0 up at the Volkswagen Arena with 25 minutes gone. Wolfsburg now have the upper hand ahead of Tuesday’s return leg at the Bernabeu.

City’s slapstick night in Paris:

In Paris, away goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho handed Manchester City a 2-2 first-leg draw at Paris Saint-Germain to give the English side the edge in their quarterfinal tie. On a night that will be remembered for some comical defending and a Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty that was saved by City goalkeeper Joe Hart, the Premier League side twice punished mistakes by their hosts. De Bruyne put City ahead in the 38th minute, only for big Swede Ibrahimovic to level after an embarrassing mix-up in the visitors’ defence soon after.

( Source : AFP )
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