City 9-4 to rule Europe after seven-goal stroll

Champions League favourites Manchester City sent out a warning note to their rivals as they overpowered Schalke 7-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals, but Atletico Madrid suffered a stunning reverse at the hands of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.

Leading 3-2 from the first leg in Germany, City wasted no time in putting the tie to bed as a brace from Sergio Aguero and a Leroy Sane strike put them 3-0 up at the break.

Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva got their names on the scoresheet in the second half and City remain top of the pile at 9-4 to lift the trophy for the first time.

But Atletico Madrid, who had been 8-1 third favourites behind City and Barcelona and were 2-7 to qualify for the last eight having taken a 2-0 lead over Juventus in the first leg, were beaten 3-0 in the second leg in Turin as Ronaldo claimed a hat-trick.

The Serie A side are now 9-2 to reign over Europe, with Barca at 24-5 and then Liverpool and Bayern Munich next in the betting at 10-1.

Match in Focus

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Japan v Chile

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Chile have lost only one of their last 12 Copa matches
Expert verdict
Japan haven’t performed up to their usual standards in recent internationals and they will need to up their game if they are to compete with two-time defending champions Chile. The Chileans are hard to trust entirely but recent results in friendlies suggest they should have enough to pinch victory.

 

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