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


Lazio v Bologna

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Lazio have won four of their last five matches in all competitions
Expert verdict
Lazio won the Coppa Italia last Wednesday after two late goals helped them see off Atalanta in the final and they can win their final league match at home comfortably. Bologna have virtually pulled clear of danger with three wins in their previous four games but they all came at home and their record on the road leaves a lot to be desired. They have won only two of their 18 away league fixtures and lost the reverse 2-1 in October.



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