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Weekly update: Champions League action as Bayern clash with Liverpool

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

By Ben Higlett and Dan Reuben

  • Bayern Munich and Schalke were the German teams in Champions League action this week – Bayern got off to a satisfactory start in their tie against Liverpool, drawing 0-0 away at Anfield to stretch their unbeaten run away from home in Europe to nine games (W6 D3). Meanwhile, Schalke looked to have secured a brilliant result in their first leg at home to Manchester City, with the Königsblauen 2-1 up after 84 minutes. However, a free-kick from their former star Leroy Sane and a late Raheem Sterling winner meant they have it all to do at the Etihad in a few weeks’ time.

  • Bayer Leverkusen crashed out to Russian side Krasnodar on away goals, leaving Eintracht Frankfurt as the only remaining German side in the competition, after they reached the last 16 of a European competition for the first time in 24 years, beating Shakhtar Donetzk 4-1 at home (6-3 on aggregate). In reaching the last 16, Frankfurt have scored more goals than any other side in this year’s Europa League. They face Inter Milan in the next stage of the competition.

  • Dortmund kept Bayern at arm’s length as they overcame a spirited Leverkusen to remain at the Bundesliga’s summit. Having seen Niko Kovac’s resurgent FCB draw level on points with them following a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday, English starlet Jadon Sancho scored his ninth goal of a stunning breakout season as Die Schwarzgelben secured their first win in six matches with a 3-2 victory. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig can leapfrog Mönchengladbach into third place if they beat Hoffenheim on Monday night, who will hope that a potential upset will breathe new life into their European qualification campaign. 

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