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Wild Champions League Wednesday: VAR effect, vintage Atletico, fortunate Man City - English Premier League News
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ESPN - Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:55:00 GMT
ESPN FC's Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. ESPN FC's Craig Burley believes Man City showed another facet of their game by coming from behind in a gritty contest against Schalke. Following Atletico Madrid's opener, ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared 'flustered and rattled.' As European nights go, this one was not bad for the neutral. It served up a cauldron of grit, intensity and Diego Simeone magic as Atletico beat Juventus in Madrid, and in Gelsenkirchen, Man City narrowly avoided a seismic shock vs. Schalke, thanks in no small part to a local lad, Leroy Sane. Oh, and VAR had a prominent role to play in both games. Here are eight takeaways from a wild Wednesday: 1. VAR was introduced into the Champions League for only this season's knockout rounds and, one... - Read More, Here