- In the Champions League Tottenham wins the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City 1: 0.
- Jürgen Klopp wins with Liverpool 2: 0 against Porto.
Team manager Jürgen Klopp with Bayern-Schreck FC Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have come a step closer to the Champions League final on June 1 in Madrid. Liverpool won the quarter-final first leg against FC Porto 2: 0 (2: 0) and opened the door to the semifinals of the premier class wide. The Spurs are after a 1-0 (0-0) against the league rivals Manchester City with the two German national players Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gündogan also at an advantage. The second leg will take place on Wednesday of next week.
In Liverpool, former Leipzig player Naby Keita (5th) and former Hoffenheim player Roberto Firmino (26th) made the victory of the favorites and last year's finalists perfect. In front of 62,000 spectators in the first European Cup match in Tottenham Hotspur's brand new arena, former Bundesliga player Heung-Min Son (78 ') beat the English champions.
In front of 52,465 spectators, the Reds lived up to their role as favorites and left the guest with virtually no chance over 90 minutes. Porto remained without a win in the 19th game in England and need a football miracle in the return leg. Already in the previous year had the 18-time English champions, who had knocked out the German record champions Bayern München in the second round, the team to star goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the second round in Porto with 5: 0 clearly beaten.
In London, Manchester City initially set the tone and had a great chance to take the lead after 13 minutes when referee Björn Kuipers of the Netherlands made video breakthroughs before deciding on a penalty from Danny Rose for a handball match. The otherwise accurate goalscorer Kun Aguero failed but from the point to world champion Hugo Lloris in goal of the home side. The Frenchman was accordingly celebrated by his teammates.
Tottenham, who had given Borussia Dortmund (3-0, 1-0) no chance in the previous round, acted bolder after this scene in his only second quarterfinals in the premier class and presented the team of former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola before some problems , His colleague Mauricio Pochettino was in the 26th minute of the first good opportunity of his team when Three Lions captain Harry Kane failed to score goalkeeper Ederson. Shortly thereafter Son was stopped in a promising position by the defensive of the English champion.
Even after the break, the two top teams of the Premier League delivered an open exchange with chances on both sides. Tottenham was unlucky that Kane after a duel with national team colleague Fabian Delph had in the 56th minute from the field. Son had to be treated in the 77th minute, too, before he decided 60 seconds later with a great individual action the match. While Gündogan was in the starting eleven at City, Sane was only a substitute in the 89th minute.