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Champions League MD 5 Review

12 teams down 4 to go.

Group A

Atletico Madrid 2 vs. 0 AS Monaco

Koke and Griezmann scored two first half goals to condemn Monaco to a bottom of the table finish and secure their qualification into the round of 16. Whether Atletico finish top of the table will depend on their result in the final matchday. 

Borussia Dortmund 0 vs. 0 Club Brugge

Dortmund also secured qualification into the round of 16 as they drew with Club Brugge in at home. The point also worked in Club Brugge’s favour as they will finish third in the group and qualify for the Europa League.

Group B

PSV Eindhoven 1 vs. 2 Barcelona

Messi and Pique scored in the second half to give Barcelona the lead as PSV got a consolation goal via De Jong in the 82nd minute. The game was fairly even and PSV were perhaps unlucky to not at least earn a point against Barcelona. Barcelona qualify for the round of 16 by finishing first no matter the result while PSV are out of Europe for this season. 

Tottenham 1 vs. 0 Inter Milan

Eriksen scored in the 80th minute to earn Tottenham three hard fought points to keep their hopes of qualification to the round of 16 alive. Tottenham and Inter both have 7 points and the decision will go down to the last matchday.

Group C

Paris Saint Germain 2 vs. 1 Liverpool

All the goals were scored in the first half as Bernat and Neymar gave PSG the lead while Milner got a goal back for Liverpool via the penalty spot. Neither team has secured qualification for the round of 16 and this group will go down to the last match day. 

Napoli 3 vs. 1 Red Star Belgrade

Hamsik and Mertens scored in the first half while Mertens added a third early in the second half. Nabouhane scored a goal for Red Star in the a few minutes later but it was only a consolation. Napoli need a point to qualify for the round of 16 while Red Star could still qualify for the Europa League. 

Group D

Lokomotiv Moscow 2 vs. 0 Galatasaray

Donk scored an own goal to give Moscow the lead while Ignatyev scored in the second half to secure three points for the Russians. Moscow are still last in the group but now have a chance to make it to the Europa League. Galtasaray are still 3rd and also still stand a chance to qualify for the Europa League. 

FC Porto 3 vs. 1 Schalke 04

All goals came in the second half as Militao and Corona scored to give Porto the lead before Bentaleb scored in the 89th minute to restore a goal for Schalke. Marega scored in the 94th minute to seal the points for Porto. Porto go clear at the top and qualify for the knockout stages while Galatasaray’s loss also means the Schalke make it to the round of 16.

Group E

Bayern Munich 5 vs. 1 Benfica

Robben scored two, Lewandowski scored two and Ribery added a fifth to thrash Benfica in Munich. Fernandes did score a consolation goal for Benfica. Bayern qualify for the round of 16 while Benfica will be playing Europa League football next season. 

AEK Athens 0 vs. 2 Ajax

Tadic scored two second half goals to help secure progression to the round of 16 for Ajax. Whether Ajax or Bayern finish as group leaders will be decided in the final match day. AEK are knocked out of Europe for this season.

Group F

Hoffenheim 2 vs. 3 Shakhtar Donetsk

Ismaily and Taison scored in the 13th and 15th minute to give Shakhtar an early lead before Kramaric scored in the 17th minute to restore one for Hoffenheim. Zuber equalised for Hoffenheim in the 40th minute and it looked like the teams would be sharing the points but Taison scored n the 92nd minute to steal all three points for Shakhtar. Hoffenheim remain bottom of the table but can still make it to the Europa League even though they can no longer qualify for the round of 16. Shakhtar are third and they can still qualify for the round of 16 although they can also qualify for the Europa Leauge or finish last as well.

Olympique Lyonnais 2 vs. 2 Man City

All the goals came in the second half as Cornet scored in the 55th minute to give Lyon the lead. Laporte then equalised for City seven minutes later and Cornet scored once more in the 81st minute to restore Lyon’s lead. Aguero scored in the 83rd minute to earn City a point in Lyon. City qualify for the round of 16 with the point while Lyon can still join them their although they also stand a chance of dropping down into the Europa League.

Group G

CSKA Moskva 1 vs. 2 Viktoria Plzen

Vlasic scored in the 10th minute to give CSKA the lead but Viktoria fought back in the second half via Prochazka, and Hejda to seal three points. CSKA drop down to 4th while Viktoria move into 3rd with both teams on 4 points. Either team will progress to the Europa League.

AS Roma 0 vs. 2 Real Madrid

Bale and Vasquez scored in the second half to secure three points for Madrid as their poor league form seemed to have no affect on their European form. CSKA’s defeat meant that both Roma and Madrid qualify for the round of 16 for this season. 

Group H

Juventus 1 vs. 0 Valencia

Mandzukic scored in the second half to seal three points for Juventus as they secured progression to the round of 16. Valencia’s loss means that they will be playing Europa League football in the New Year. 

Man United 1 vs. 0 Young Boys

Fellaini was the hero for United as he scored in the 91st minute to seal progression to the round of 16 for United. Young Boys loss means that they are knocked out of Europe for this season. 

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