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Arsenal and Man City can set new Champions League record linked to Jose Mourinho – Mirror Online

The Blaugrana came into the second meeting at the Camp Nou with the upper hand after winning 3-2 in Paris last week. In Germany, Bundesliga titans Dortmund won 4-2 against Atletico Madrid, progressing into the last four following a 5-4 aggregate victory. In the 70th minute, Edin Terzic’s side were on their way out, but goals from Niclas Fullkrug and Marcel Sabitzer turned the tie on its head.

Both ties are finely poised after enthralling first-leg contests. The Gunners drew 2-2 with Thomas Tuchel’s men at the Emirates in a clash that saw the lead change hands. Similarly, Pep Guardiola’s side led twice in the Santiago Bernabeu only to draw 3-3 with Los Blancos.

If two goals are scored in the second-leg clashes of the aforementioned fixtures, this round will become the highest-scoring Champions League quarter-final round of all time, beating the 2003/04 edition of the competition. With 29 goals scored so far, it seems almost certain that the record of 30 will be broken. Back in 03/04, there were some stunning aggregate scorelines that served as quite the shock.

Monaco progressed past Real Madrid via the since scrapped away goals rule after the ties ended 5-5 on aggregate. Deportivo ran out 5-4 winners against AC Milan while Jose Mourinho’s Porto outfit beat Lyon 4-2 on their way to winning the entire competition. The self-proclaimed ‘special one’ beat Monaco 3-0 in the final, which was the first of two Champions Leagues for the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss.

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