Champions League 2020: Results, Top Scorers After Wednesday's Round-of-16 Games

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2020

Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos (R) fouls Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2020. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP) (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Manchester City fought back to overcome Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their 2020 UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday in the Spanish capital.

Gabriel Jesus notched his fifth goal of the competition, and Sergio Ramos was handed his marching orders late in the game, collecting a 26th red card of his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't stop Juventus slipping to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Lyon, with the Italian champions failing to grab an away goal in the first leg.

                

Wednesday's Results

Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City

Lyon 1-0 Juventus

             

Top Scorers

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 11

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Salzburg): 10

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur): 6

Dries Mertens (Napoli): 6

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich): 6

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): 5

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): 5

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): 5

Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur): 5

Memphis Depay (Lyon): 5

Mauro Icardi (PSG): 5

Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan): 5

                 

Wednesday Recap

(l-r) Casemiro of Real Madrid, Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on February 26, 2020 in Madrid, Spain(Photo by ANP S
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City achieved one of the greatest European nights in their history as they came back from the brink of defeat to snatch a victory in Spain.

The Premier League champions appeared ready to sit deep and play a possession game against Madrid, and a dour first half didn't prepare fans for an exciting finale.

Real took a surprise lead after 59 minutes when City's defence collapsed under pressure, but the opener only served as fuel for Pep Guardiola's men.

Guardiola started the game with Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero on the bench, and he called on the former to help change the direction of the result.

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Sterling combined with Kevin De Bruyne, helping the Belgian to find Jesus for the equaliser with 12 minutes left.

The goal triggered a late rush from City, and Sterling was brought down in the box by Dani Carvajal five minutes later.

De Bruyne had ice in his veins as he made sure of the win from the penalty spot, and there was further misery for Real when Sergio Ramos was shown a red card for a late foul on Jesus.

It was a spectacular comeback by City, and Zinedine Zidane appeared to have no answer for Guardiola's tactics.

The Catalan told BT Sport he was delighted with the response from his team:

Lyon will travel to Turin with a vital one-goal advantage over Juve for the second leg of their clash after victory at the Groupama Stadium.

Lucas Tousart netted the only goal after 31 minutes for the Ligue 1 outfit, and Juve's slow start on the night contributed to their defeat.

Ronaldo was the visitors' biggest threat as he raided the box, and Juve believed they had made it 1-1 with just three minutes left, but Paulo Dybala's effort was ruled offside.

LYON, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 26: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Olympique Lyon and Juventus at Parc Olympique on February 26, 2020 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Ge
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Lyon were defensively sound on the night. The French team stopped Juve's attack in their tracks, allowing them few scoring opportunities.

The home side created few chances during the match, but importantly, they denied Juve from having a single shot on target.

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