Champions League quarter-finals: Highlights, replays and match reports of every first-leg clash

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City bid to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

By Robert Cottingham Published: 7 April 2021 - 11.51pm

A thrilling week of Champions League quarter-final first legs saw Real Madrid, Man City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain claim wins.

Read on, or jump to the game of your choice, for highlights, replays and match reports of every game.

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Tuesday

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

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Liverpool will have to produce another Champions League knockout stage comeback against Spanish giants after a chaotic and ill-disciplined display saw them lose 3-1 to Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp’s team famously came from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona in the semi-final on their way to winning a sixth European Cup two years ago and the task in the last-eight second leg at home is likely to be just as difficult.

With no fans inside Anfield to produce that special European atmosphere and a team performing at a significantly lower level than in 2019, even an away goal given to them by Mohamed Salah’s 26th in 44 Champions League matches may not be of much help.

Talk of revenge for their 2018 final defeat to Real had been banished pre-match but in truth they hardly came close to laying a glove on the 13-time champions, for whom Vinicius Junior scored twice either side of one from Marco Asensio.

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Man City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

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Phil Foden struck in the last minute as Manchester City snatched a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund.

The quadruple-chasing Premier League leaders had looked like they would have to settle for a draw at the Etihad Stadium when Marco Reus levelled for the German side six minutes from time at the Etihad Stadium.

But Foden, who had twice tested Dortmund keeper Marwin Hitz in the second half of a controversial encounter, hit back from close range as the clock ran down.

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Wednesday

Porto 0-2 Chelsea

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Mason Mount’s masterful strike and Ben Chilwell’s late finish handed Chelsea a fine 2-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Porto in Seville.

Mount latched on to Jorginho’s angled ball, spun away from the cover and slotted into the corner in a rare moment of pure quality in Spain.

Wing-back Ben Chilwell then nipped on to a loose ball before rounding Agustin Marchesin and tapping into the empty net to put the Blues in control at the tie’s halfway point.

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Bayern Munich 2-3 Paris Saint-Germain

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Kylian Mbappe and Neymar combined to condemn holders Bayern Munich to a first defeat in 20 Champions League games as Paris St Germain edged a thrilling quarter-final first-leg clash 3-2.

Mbappe struck twice in a snowstorm at the Allianz Arena, with Neymar setting up both his double and Marquinhos’ first-half goal.

Bayern, who fought back to make it 2-2 against the side they beat in last season’s final through Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller, suffered a first home loss since November 2019.

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