After Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich and Lyon vs. Barcelona provided two 0-0 results on Tuesday night, the fans were relieved to watch a number of goals when Manchester City visited Schalke and Atletico hosted Juventus.
City scored an early goal through Sergio Aguero and South African legend Marks Maponyane was quick to label him as arguably the best striker in the world right now.
Then the Bundesliga club struck back thanks to two penalties by Nabil Bentaleb. So soccer followers on Twitter were debating the refereeing decisions and the use of VAR in the Uefa Champions League knockout phase.
With City down to 10-men they were up against it but then Leroy Sane scored a stunning free-kick and Raheem Sterling stole the show with a late winner.
In the other UCL encounter, much of the focus was on Cristiano Ronaldo's poor record in the competition this season as his Juventus side lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo made it about himself when he started to boast that he has five UCL titles while Atletico has a sum total of zero. You can go through the Tweets about this incident too. Unfortunately, one supporter seems to have mixed up Cristiano Ronaldo with Brazil's Ronaldo when poking fun at the Portugal hero.
Pep Guardiola's master stroke after being a man down 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) February 20, 2019
Possibly not the best moment to repeat the 5 Champions League gesture.— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) February 21, 2019
(photo: AS) pic.twitter.com/yJT2fOeQek
Del Piero: "The game was played at two different tempos. Atletico Madrid had a Champions League tempo, Juventus were a step behind." pic.twitter.com/nPkEKTDCXp— Enock Kobina Essel (@kobinaessel39) February 21, 2019
Uefa Champions League referees teaching English Premier League referees how to book Fernandinho. The Brazilian gets away with it so many times in England and in my opinion has become Manchester City's most important player. Give him a yellow early on and it will affect the game— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) February 20, 2019
Raheem Sterling on target as the Citizens leads 3-2 as Schalke are pondering what might have been.— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) February 20, 2019
Leroy Sanè scores a cracker of a goal from a set piece for the umpteenth time this season, 2 all in Germany— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) February 20, 2019
Sane 🔥— Lennox Bacela (@lennoxbacela) February 20, 2019
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLLLLL!!!!— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) February 20, 2019
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Juventus #UCL
This VAR thing is a mess for football. The controversy and borderline decisions is what made football exciting #UCL— Vusi (@TheShangaanGuy) February 20, 2019
RED CARD for Otamendi#UCL— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) February 20, 2019
This Atletico vs Juve game is roughish and intense as the 2 heads into the break— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) February 20, 2019
Arguably the best striker in the World today puts Manchester City 1 up on the 18th minute— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) February 20, 2019
2 penalties conceded. A red card. 2-1 down with 10-men. Full credit to Pep Guardiola for not playing for the 1 away goal or a draw, believing in victory, tremendous self-belief all-round by Man City. Not showing any sign of fatigue competing for 4 trophies @Mancity— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) February 20, 2019
Ronaldo walking through the mixed zone after losing 2-0: “I have won the Champions League 5 times, these guys 0” pic.twitter.com/EIZWmyxdue— Darren Cleary (@RadioCleary) February 21, 2019
Ronaldo : i will do everything possible to win the champions league with Juventus— AkuapemPoloo is my role model (@iamkallers) February 21, 2019
Atletico Madrid : pic.twitter.com/VZ8bQsyxjH