A week the English will want to forget about instantly after failing to meet expectations over the two nights of Champions League ball. Spurs totally outplayed and Liverpool sucked dry from creating chances.
The Champions League Round of 16 is already halfway through its course with two English Top Flight clubs losing their individual fixtures by one goal to zero. The champions of Europe who always has an answer or two for a single-goal game had nothing to say against a determined Diego Simeone side.
Meanwhile, Spurs endured a tantrum show while getting owned on home soil against a team led by one of the most fearsome frontmen in the game today. This has left us with a pair of exciting fixtures coming next month the 11th. Can Madrid pull off the double and final stop an unbeaten run at Anfield?
EPL clubs CL results – 1st leg
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
Tottenham 1-0 RB Leipzig
Can Jose show his experience and class in pulling off a masterful comeback at the Red Bull Arena? Both challenges to the English units are far from safe and clear in the water. But this exactly why we love the UCL and why it stays this entertaining until today after so many years.
Here’s what we learnt after the UCL Round of 16 first leg of football from Klopp’s Liverpool and Mourinho’s Tottenham.