Champions League: UCL fixtures and results, 12 March

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UCL fixtures and results, 12 March

Juventus (0) vs (2) Atletico Madrid – 22:00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Co have their work cut out as Juventus host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 second leg.

The Spanish side head to Turin with a two-goal advantage following an impressive first leg display at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital.

Jose Maria Gimenez popped up with the close-range opener after the VAR official had chalked off an Alvaro Morata effort.

Gnarled defender Diego Godin added a half-volley to double the tally for Diego Simeone’s side.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, saw his trademark free kick tipped over the crossbar by Jan Oblak.

The Portugal legend will be key to any second leg revival for the runaway Serie A leaders.

Manchester City (3) vs (2) FC Schalke – 22:00

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Raheem Sterling scores to rescue Manchester City in the Champions League. Photo: Odd ANDERSEN / AFP.

Manchester City have just about recovered their breath in time for the first Champions League knockout round second leg against FC Schalke at the Etihad Stadium.

The reigning English Premier League champions looked to be on the brink of another continental failure during the first leg in Germany.

A pair of Nabil Bentaleb penalties overturned Sergio Aguero’s early opener, before Nicolas Otamendi was sent off after collecting a second yellow card.

But Leroy Sane and – in the 90th minute – Raheem Sterling doubled up to turn the tie back around and give Pep Guardiola’s side the edge.

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