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Tuesday night gave birth to the first names to the last 16 in the Champions League. Manchester City and Real Madrid will go on to the next round of Europe’s most prestigious football competition, after drawing with Copenhagen and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Group E: Chelsea beat Milan and take the lead
And here is Chelsea again! Starting badly after their first defeat in Zagreb, the Blues completely reversed the situation by taking first place in their pool with a 2-0 success at AC Milan on Tuesday, confirming their victory (3-0) against Rossoneri last week.
A big reward for new Chelsea coach Graham Potter, who managed to change the London team in record time.
The Blues are at Milan with the early dismissal of defender Fikayo Tomori (18th), who offered a penalty to Chelsea converted by Jorginho (21st) before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead (34th) and knocked down AC Milan. it helped a lot. 4 points) will have to whip to beat Salzburg (6 points), lagging behind in Zagreb (1-1).
Group F: Real qualifier in snatch
The sacrificial goal scored by Antonio Rüdiger at the last minute led Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk and advanced to the knockout stages.
A draw was enough to secure the opposing champion’s ticket, but Carlo Ancelotti’s team waited for the final seconds and the headshot of Rüdiger, who was bleeding after a shock to the head in this move, to get the points split with the Ukrainians. Warsaw.
Real are well ahead of the group (10 points), leading 1-0 over RB Leipzig (6 points), Glasgow’s Celtic’s Timo Werner (75 points) and Shakhtar (5 points) striker. A good thing has been done for the people of Madrid before the La Liga clasico played against FC Barcelona on Sunday.
Group G: City slowed but in last 16
Even without substitute Erling Haaland, Manchester City drew 0-0 in Copenhagen, qualifying Pep Guardiola’s side to the last 16, and drew 1-1 with Dortmund and Sevilla in another match. The goal of the Frenchman Tanguy Nianzou.
The Citizens should have made things easy in Copenhagen but Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty (24th) and defender Sergio Gomez was ejected (30th).
The least Manchester City (10 points) qualified two days after the last. And Pep Guardiola will play against Liverpool in Sunday’s Premier League game.
Group H: Paris is pleased with this, Mbappé scrutinized
Qualification will wait… If PSG hopes to make the deal in the fourth of six days, the glamorous opposition from Benfica and the turmoil around Mbappé, the penalty goal, encourages contention with this draw. – third in a row in all competitions.
Paris remains the co-leader of the group with Benfica (8 points), ahead of Juventus Turin (3 points), who lost 2-0 to Maccabi Haifa (3 points) and saw their chances of qualifying diminish.
At the Parc des Princes, without Lionel Messi (hitting a calf), all eyes were on Mbappé, the protagonist of an evil psychodrama like PSG.
Several media outlets in Spain and France talked about the striker’s ambitions elsewhere on Tuesday afternoon. So much so that the leaders had to categorically reject any separation.
Before and during the match, Mbappe’s alleged displeasure was never clear. And it was he who opened the goal on the penalty taken by Juan Bernat (40th) and became the Paris club’s top scorer in the Champions League (31 goals). The 2018 world champion still missed the time-out in the second half (52nd).
This allowed Benfica to come back from the penalty spot. Joao Mario turned to strength (61st) and the two teams left in a new draw that brought them closer to the goal in the 16th round, four days before the classic Ligue 1 between PSG and OM.
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