Kylian Mbappe to the rescue, Virgil Van Dijk shines: Champions League team of the week

Hard-fought wins for PSG and Liverpool while Manchester City dominate

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Liverpool put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals following a hard-fought 2-0 win at Inter Milan at the San Siro.

Late goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a significant lead ahead of the last-16 second leg at Anfield in three weeks' time.

In the other match on Wednesday, Kingsley Coman scored late to salvage a 1-1 draw for Bayern Munich at Salzburg in the first leg of their last-16 clash.

Coman, who scored Bayern’s winner in the 2020 final, equalised in the last minute to prevent the Bavarians from slumping to their second consecutive defeat after a 4-2 loss to promoted Bochum in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Earlier, Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his team's performance as they beat Real Madrid. Kylian Mbappe spared PSG a frustrating night as he skipped through the Real defence in stoppage time to secure a 1-0 win.

Also, Bernardo Silva's double helped Manchester City secure a 5-0 win over Sporting Lisbon.

City were dominant from start to finish in the Portuguese capital to all but seal their spot in the quarter-finals, with the five-goal victory the joint-biggest winning margin in a Champions League knockout game.

Updated: February 17, 2022, 7:37 AM