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"Barcelona failed to beat Napoli, Bayern defeated Chelsea

Last night, on February 25, there were two more meetings of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League.

The first match of the last day was held at Stamford Bridge Stadium. Chelsea from London hosted Bayern Munich. The match ended in a resounding 0:3 victory for the visitors.

The first half ended without scoring a goal. In the 51st minute, Serge Gnabry, who played an excellent combination with Robert Lewandowski, became the author of the goal. Three minutes later, another cross by Gnabry led to Bayern's second goal. The German midfielder of Ivorian descent notched up a double. On 76 minutes, it came down to a blowout. Robert Lewandowski once again forced Chelsea's goalkeeper to clear the ball. But it was not the last disappointment for the Londoners. In the 84th minute, Marcos Alanso was sent off for a punch to the face.

In Naples, Napoli and Barcelona clashed. The winner of this encounter could not be identified 1:1.

Dries Mertens, in the 30th minute, gave the Neapolitans the lead with an elegant strike from outside the box. Barcelona came to their senses in the second half. A brilliant pass of Sergio Busquets cut through a tight Napoli defense, Antoine Griezmann, in turn, thanks to a brilliant technique of his team - 1:1. After that, the most striking moment in the encounter was the suspension of Spanish midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The return matches of both pairs will take place on March 18. The remaining first games of the 1/8 finals will be played on February 26. Lyon of France will try to beat Juventus of Italy, while Manchester City will travel to Real Madrid.

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