Real Madrid validated their qualification for the next round by beating Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0. Meanwhile, AC Milan won on the lawn of Atlético de Madrid (1-0). Bad times also for the BvB which sank to Sporting 3-1.
Continuation and end of the 5th day of the Champions League group stage tonight with good news for PSG. Despite the loss of the Ile-de-France team against Manchester City 2-1, the Ile-de-France club qualified in the round of 16. Because at the same time, Club Brugge has completely sunk at home against RB Leipzig. The Belgians had a nightmare evening, illustrated by a terrible first half. Led to the break 4-0 with goals from Nkunku (12th), Silva (26th) and a double from Forsberg (16th and 45th + 1), they never came back, even conceding a new goal from Nkunku (90th + 3) and say goodbye to qualifying for the next round. Worse still, they cede the 3rd qualifying place in the Europa League to the Germans.
In Group B, Atlético de Madrid was playing for survival when they received AC Milan. With Griezmann and Giroud each lined up in front, the two teams experienced a very calm first act, without any opportunity to put their teeth into it. Almost doomed in this Champions League, the Italians tried to act in this balanced meeting and even managed to win at the very end of the match by Messias (87th). This first success (1-0) of the Rossoneri in this campaign allows them to return to the author of the Madrilenians to believe in a feat in two weeks. At the same time, Liverpool took the time but ended up dominating FC Porto 2-0 thanks to goals from Thiago Alcantara (52nd) and Salah (70th).
Real have fun while BvB sinks at Sporting
Direction Group C now where a few hours after Ajax’s victory on Besiktas (2-1), Borussia Dortmund played an extremely important match against their main competitor Sporting in Lisbon. This small final of the group quickly turned to the advantage of the Portuguese thanks to Gonçalves, double scorer in the first period (30th, 39th). The sequel did not work out for the BvB because after a missed opportunity from Bellingham, Emre Can was guilty of a dangerous move and left his partners. At ten against eleven, they even lost 3-1 (Porro, 81st; Malen 90 + 2) and are now three points behind their evening opponent.
Finally, Real Madrid in Group D validated their qualification in the knockout stages of the Champions League after having won largely in Tiraspol against the Sheriff 3-0. With its typical team aligned from the kick-off, Casa Blanca quickly took the lead in this meeting. Alaba with a splendid free kick validated the highlight of his team, supplemented just before the break by Kroos (45th + 1). It was then Benzema who gave his family a wider advantage after a good job from Mendy (55th). Ancelotti could blow his men away towards the end of the game and take advantage of this first place in this group, two points ahead of Inter.
The classification of the Champions League groups.
The evening results:
Manchester city 2 – 1 PSG: Sterling (63rd), Jesus (76th); Mbappé (50th)
Club Brugge 0 – 5 RB Leipzig : Nkunku (12th, 90th + 3), Forsberg (16th sp, 45th + 1), Silva (26th)
Liverpool 2 – 0 Porto: Thiago Alcantara (52nd), Salah (70th)
Atlético de Madrid 0 – 1 AC Milan : Messias (87th)
Sporting CP 3 – 1 Borussia Dortmund: Gonçalves (30th, 39th), Porro (81st); Malen (90th + 2)
Sheriff Tiraspol 0 – 3 real Madrid : Alaba (30th), Kroos (45th + 1), Benzema (55th)