UCL Last-16 Update: Benfica Hold The Advantage Over Dortmund And PSG Thrash Barcelona 4-0

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The first leg of the first round of the last-16 of the UCL has been played, with Benfica hosting Dortmund and PSG welcoming Barcelona.

One result did not come as a shock, but you would have expected Dortmund to have at least grabbed an away goal.

And the other match threw a shocker in our faces, to the delight of a few, as PSG shocked Barcelona with a 4-0 win at the Parc des Princes.

Aubameyang Misses Penalty, As Mitroglou Goal Makes The Difference

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed three clear cut chances and was withdrawn in the 62nd minute by Tuchel.

The Gabon international spurned a one-on-one chance to put Dortmund in the lead.

It was not until after the break that Benfica broke the deadlock, with Mitroglou latching on to a Luisao header to fire in the lone goal of the match.

Aubameyang spurned another chance to draw level, before his weak penalty was saved by Ederson.

Di Maria Brace And PSG Dominance Beats Barcelona 4-0

Is this revenge? Barcelona knocked out PSG in 2013 and 2015, but it is the La Liga giants that are fighting for a way to make it to the quarterfinals.

The Ligue 1 giants exerted their dominance from start to finish, much to the delight of their faithfuls.

Di Maria opened the scoring with a stunning freekick in the 18th minute, and Julian Draxler ended the first half with a goal of his own.

Barcelona tried to get back into the game in the second half, but Di Maria who was celebrating his 29th birthday fired in his second from outside the box to make it 3-0.

And to hammer the final nail into the coffin, Edison Cavani scored his 32nd goal of the season in the 71st minute.

The second leg of both matches is slated for March 8.



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