Champions League Rewind: A game for the ages

Champions League Rewind: A game for the ages

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Champions League Rewind: A game for the ages



It was supposed to be the least appealing of Tuesday’s Champions League match-ups, but the Fenerbahce-Sevilla match wound up being the best. Sure, Arsenal-AC Milan was the more glamorous, but the sheer drama, attacking soccer and unpredictability of the Fener-Sevilla match made it the kind of match that makes you love the sport.

Fenerbahce became the first Turkish team to reach the Champions League quarterfinals after its dramatic penalty shootout victory in Sevilla. Goalkeeper Volkan Demirel shook off some terrible goals during regulation to make three penalty saves and keep Fener alive.

While Fenerbahce scored the most dramatic victory, Arsenal delivered the most convincing victory, toppling defending champions AC Milan at the San Siro. Cesc Fabregas’ stunning goal gave the Gunners a stranglehold on the series, with Emmanuel Adebayor sealing the result in Arsenal’s 2-0 triumph.

Barcelona and Manchester United both posted expected victories against Celtic and Lyon respectively, though Barca’s win was overshadowed by a thigh injury to Leo Messi.

Which match did you watch? What was the most impressive moment on Tuesday? Most disappointing? Share your thoughts on Tuesday’s action below.

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