Manchester City defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday, but both clubs, along with Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Sporting Lisbon, qualified for the Champions League last 16.
Manchester City defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday, but both clubs, along with. Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Sporting Lisbon, qualified for the Champions League last 16. After Raheem Sterling had cancelled out Kylian Mbappe’s goal. Gabriel Jesus tapped in from Bernardo Silva’s exquisite knockdown on 76 minutes to end an enthralling duel at the Etihad. Before Jesus enthralled the Manchester crowd, Neymar missed a good opportunity to put Paris ahead. Lionel Messi had a low-key game and. Sergio Ramos, named among the substitutes, was not called on to make his PSG debut.
City, who were beaten finalists last season, are certain to win. Group A, while PSG qualified in second position despite the loss because RB Leipzig thrashed Club Brugge 5-0 in Belgium.
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said his expensively assembled. Squad was improving in the city where he is being linked with the vacant Manchester United position.
“We have to improve,” Pochettino continued. “In the meanwhile, I’m content. Things are significantly better than they were a month ago, and even better than they were two months ago. Slowly but steadily, the team will improve.”
“We are living in a business where whispers are there, sometimes positive, sometimes negative,” the former Tottenham manager remarked of the United rumors.
– Guilty verdict and a goal –
Real Madrid cruised over. Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0 to reach the knockout stage just hours after Karim Benzema was found guilty by a. French court in a blackmail case.
After David Alaba’s free-kick and Toni Kroos’ strike, the. French striker scored his team’s third goal in a confident showing in. Transnistria, as Real avenged their 2-1 loss to Sheriff in Madrid earlier this season.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti claimed Benzema was unaffected by the court decision and the one-year suspended sentence he received for his role in blackmailing former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena with a sextape.
“We haven’t talked about it (the court decision), he’s calm, it’s a matter that has been bothering him for a long time,” Ancelotti added.
The win propelled the Spanish giants back to the top of. Group D, two points ahead of Inter Milan, who qualified for the last 16 as well after defeating. Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 thanks to two Edin Dzeko goals.
Sporting achieved the two-goal win margin they needed to kill the Germans’ hopes of progressing to the knockout stages, thanks to Pedro Goncalves‘ two goals.
Dortmund’s season has been hampered by Erling Haaland’s ongoing absence due to a hip injury, and they will have to settle for a Europa League berth.
Liverpool had already qualified for the last 16 when they faced Porto at Anfield, and Thiago Alcantara’s brilliant low shot and Mohamed Salah’s sixth goal of the season’s group stage sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory.
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