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Rotated Real Madrid set for tricky road test at suddenly revitalised Valencia

Zinedine Zidane expects his Real Madrid side to be tested by a rejuvenated Valencia.
Nani says Valencia will enjoy the challenge of facing Real Madrid, as they try to pull clear of the bottom teams in Spain.
Zinedine Zidane is pleased to have Gareth Bale back and scoring after the Welshman was sidelined for three months.

Every single team in La Liga plays each opponent twice, which gives a sense of fairness to the whole competition. You need to be consistent for nine months, facing exactly the same set of rivals as everyone else does. However, the season is long and competitors evolve -- or, in some cases, regress -- in such ways that the team that might sound like a mighty opponent at some point, becomes an easy target a few weeks later.

In the case of Real Madrid's next fixture, the exact opposite has happened....

Kevin Gameiro unplayable for slick, refined Atleti attack in win at Bayer

A sublime Saul goal set Atletico on their way against Leverkusen, netting 4 crucial away goals to win 4-2 on the night.
BT Sport highlight: A sublime Saul goal set Atletico on their way against Leverkusen, netting 4 crucial away goals to win 4-2 on the night.
The FC panel react to Atletico Madrid's dominant win over Bayer Leverkusen, and how they've quietly been advancing all year.

Atletico Madrid put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals with a fine 4-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Truth be told, the scoreline was kind to the home side, who Atleti tore apart from the off. Saul Niguez's stunner got the ball rolling, while Antoine Griezmann scored one and missed a sitter before half-time in a dominant first 45 minutes.

A lapse in concentration after the restart saw the Bundesliga side get back into the game, but Kevin Gameiro capped a fine individual display...

 By Simon Curtis

Sterling leads attacking onslaught but defensive issues still trouble Man City

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Man City overcame a 3-2 deficit to earn a thrilling first-leg win over Monaco.
BT Sport highlight: Sergio Aguero scored twice as Man City overcame a 3-2 deficit to earn a thrilling first-leg win over Monaco.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley, Alejandro Moreno and Steve Nicol have a go at Pep Guardiola, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
Sergio Aguero netted two goals and added an assist to help lift Manchester City to a thrilling 5-3 victory over Monaco.
Raheem Sterling and John Stones acknowledge Manchester City still have work to do in the second leg at Monaco.

Any thoughts of a cagey Champions League knockout tie were thrown out and replaced by utter slapstick at the Etihad. A thriller ended with Monaco melting in the face of a pulsating comeback by Manchester City, whose own Achilles heel had been their initial undoing. Character shone through, however; who could bet against the same thing happening in the second leg?

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City showed incredible mettle to get back into a game that had threatened to run away from them completely. Aided by an erratic...

Atletico favourites to advance after beating Leverkusen in six-goal thriller

A sublime Saul goal set Atletico on their way against Leverkusen, netting 4 crucial away goals to win 4-2 on the night.
BT Sport highlight: A sublime Saul goal set Atletico on their way against Leverkusen, netting 4 crucial away goals to win 4-2 on the night.
The FC panel react to Atletico Madrid's dominant win over Bayer Leverkusen, and how they've quietly been advancing all year.

Three quick thoughts from Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg thriller, which finished Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Atletico Madrid at the BayArena.

1. Atleti win helter-skelter game

Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a surprisingly helter-skelter Champions League last-16 first leg at the BayArena on Tuesday evening. Diego Simeone's side are now big favourites to progress despite surprising defensive issues that kept Roger Schmidt's outfit in the tie for longer than they deserved.

Atletico...

Man City come from 3-2 down, beat Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League tie

BT Sport highlight: Sergio Aguero scored twice as Man City overcame a 3-2 deficit to earn a thrilling first-leg win over Monaco.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Man City overcame a 3-2 deficit to earn a thrilling first-leg win over Monaco.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley, Alejandro Moreno and Steve Nicol have a go at Pep Guardiola, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
Sergio Aguero was booked for simulation, but should he have been awarded a penalty?
Monaco's Radamel Falcao overpowered the Man City defence and ended his run with a world-class chip over the keeper.
The ESPN FC panel assess the return of Radamel Falcao and the potential of Kylian Mbappe.

MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from a wonderful Champions League evening at the Etihad as Man City came from 3-2 down to defeat AS Monaco 5-3 in their round of 16 first leg.

1. City edge a thriller to keep European hopes alive

If Pep Guardiola was hired to bring Champions League glory to Manchester City, he has brought European entertainment in abundance. A ludicrously eventful game saw City conjure victory, by two goals, from the jaws of defeat but with the possibility that they will...

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Champions League social reaction: 14 goals as City, Atletico win

BT Sport highlight: Sergio Aguero scored twice as Man City overcame a 3-2 deficit to earn a thrilling first-leg win over Monaco.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Man City overcame a 3-2 deficit to earn a thrilling first-leg win over Monaco.
Monaco's Radamel Falcao overpowered the Man City defence and ended his run with a world-class chip over the keeper.
Raheem Sterling and John Stones acknowledge Manchester City still have work to do in the second leg at Monaco.

The Champions League can sometimes prove to a dull affair. Not Tuesday night. Oh no. Just the 14 goals, incident aplenty as Man City beat Monaco 5-3 and Atletico overcame Bayer Leverkusen 4-2. The night that European football showed it's back!

Things started off quite well. Raheem Sterling netted for City in the first half an hour, while Atletico Madrid went 2-0 up.