With the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals all complete we are left with every tie in the balance as we approach the return legs next week. Barcelona take a slender league to Madrid against Atletico who are armed with an away goal, whilst Bayern take a 1-0 lead to Lisbon against Benfica. Elsewhere, Manchester City bring PSG to Eastland’s all square and in a huge shock Real Madrid will need to overturn a 2-0 defeat against Wolfsburg.
Arsenal have received a massive boost ahead of their Champions League encounter with the Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich after Arjen Robben is ruled out with a groin injury, according to the Express.
Robben, 31, has been ruled out of action with a groin injury, as confirmed by the bavarians that the Dutch international will not be available in the Champions League group match against Arsenal on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has shown yet another poor display for the Blues as the English club lost 2-1 against FC Porto in their 2nd Champions League group stage match at Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday night.
The out-of-form thirty one year old was not only poor defensively, but he created countless chances that failed to beat the first man, having misplaced 10 passes as well as failed to deliver a single completed cross against the current Primeira Liga leaders.
Manchester United and Manchester City both have lost their openers of the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.
The Red Devils ended in a disappointing 2-1 defeat against PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadion in Group B, while City fell to a 2-1 loss at Etihad to Italian champions Juventus in Group D.
Barcelona have won the 2015 Champions League Final following a stunning 3-1 victory over Juventus in Berlin.
Goals from Rakitic, Suarez and Neymar guided the Spanish club to claim a second historic treble (La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League titles) after beating the Italians, 3-1 on Saturday at Olympiastadion.