Posted by News Express | 18 April 2019 | 1,585 times
Manchester City’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies ended in dramatic fashion as Tottenham progressed to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals as a pulsating 4-3 win for City on Wednesday night was not enough to overturn their 1-0 first leg deficit.
After four goals were shared in the opening 11 minutes, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero put City on course for the last four, but Fernando Llorente’s decisive goal 17 minutes from time was allowed to stand despite a VAR check for handball by the Spaniard.
In a further twist, Sterling then had what would have been an injury-time winner ruled out by VAR for an offside.
Meanwhile, in Portugal, Liverpool crushed FC Porto 4-1 to win their Champions League quarter-final tie 6-1 on aggregate and march on to a last-four showdown against Barcelona.
Sadio Mane gave the Reds a first-half lead in the second leg at the Estadio do Dragao, effectively killing off a Porto side that had lost 2-0 in England a week ago.
Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk added further goals after the break for Jurgen Klopp’s team, with Eder Militao netting a consolation for Porto.
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