UEFA Champions League round-up: Real Madrid batter APOEL Nicosia as Liverpool fumble against Sevilla | Concaholic

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UEFA Champions League round-up: Real Madrid batter APOEL Nicosia as Liverpool fumble against Sevilla

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The fifth round of UEFA Champions League group stage matches kicked off on Tuesday. See all the latest news below.

UEFA Champions League Group E

Liverpool failed to secure qualification for the knockout round of the Champions League after somehow contriving to lose a 3-0 lead against Sevilla. The 5-time champions had a solid lead at half time thanks to Sadio Mane and a Robert Firmino brace, but conceded 3 after the restart, including a stoppage time effort from Guido Pizarro. 

Following Spartak Moscow’s draw with Maribor, the group is finely poised, with the Slovenian side the only evicted team.

UEFA Champions League Group F

Napoli produced a perfect second half to defeat Shaktar Donesk 3-0, as they fought to keep their qualification hopes alive. With Manchester City having already qualified, Napoli needed to win their remaining two games to qualify, and goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Piotr Zielińsk and Dries Mertens. 

Manchester City beat Feyenoord 1-0 to maintain their 100% record in the group, and will face Shaktar in their final match. Shaktar only need a point against City to qualify for the knockout round.

UEFA Champions League Group G

Besiktas confirmed qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in their history, following a 1-1 draw with FC Porto. They also became the first Turkish team to ever finish first in a Champions League group.

The second spot will be fought for between FC Porto and RB Leipzig, who are both currently on 7 points. Leipzig demolished AS Monaco 4-1 at the Stade Louis II, and will face Besiktas as they hope to continue in their debut Champions League campaign.

UEFA Champions League Group H

Real Madrid joined group leaders Tottenham Hotspurs in qualifying for the second round with a comprehensive 6-0 win over APOEL Nicosia. Legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to maintain his position as the tournament’s leading scorer, now with 8 goals.

Tottenham ensured they would finish atop the group with a 2-1 win over German side Borussia Dortmund, with in-form striker Harry Kane scoring his 6th goal of the tournament so far.






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