Champions League: 5 English Teams Advance With Liverpool Rout
Here will be a look at what happened on Wednesday:
GROUP E Needing only a draw to qualify, which was all too easy for Liverpool at Anfield, where Coutinho led Liverpool’s dismantling of Spartak with two goals inside opening 15 minutes before completing his first hat trick for the Reds inside 50th.
Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah also scored, in addition to Sadio Mane added two as Liverpool won by 7-0 for the second time in Group E, winning the group 3 points ahead of second-place Sevilla. Spartak finished in third place in addition to dropped into the Europa League.
Liverpool finished the group stage with 23 goals, just two shy of Paris Saint-Germain’s record of 25 which season.
“Nobody could imagine which which might go like which tonight. which was an all or nothing game for both teams,” said Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp. “We opened the game perfectly in addition to after we took the lead we didn’t have to defend. which was a nice night at Anfield.”
Sevilla qualified for the knockout phase that has a 1-1 draw at Maribor.
GROUP F Shakhtar Donetsk advanced to the knockout stage that has a 2-1 victory over Manchester City, ending the English club’s unbeaten record in all competitions which season.
Already guaranteed first place, City failed to become the seventh club in Champions League history to win every game inside group stage.
“The game didn’t go as we expected, inside first half they were better than us in addition to which was a deserved win for them,” City midfielder Bernardo Silva said.
Shakhtar, which finished second inside group, took the lead inside 26th minute when Bernard cut in via the left side of the box in addition to curled a shot inside the far post, beyond the reach of goalkeeper Ederson.
Eight minutes later, Ismaily sprinted to beat Ederson to the ball before rounding the keeper in addition to stroking a shot into the unguarded net. City’s consolation goal came in added time when Sergio Aguero converted a penalty.
inside group’s various other game, Feyenoord rallied via a goal down to beat Napoli, which failed to join Serie A rivals Juventus in addition to Roma inside knockout stage. Napoli ended third in addition to headed to the Europa League.
GROUP G Vincent Aboubakar scored twice to ensure Porto reached the knockout stage that has a resounding 5-2 win against Monaco.
Both teams finished with 10 men after having players sent off late inside first half.
Turkish side Besitkas, which won by 2-1 at Leipzig, finished top of the group with 14 points. Porto had 10, in addition to Leipzig will play inside Europa League.
GROUP H Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six group-stage matches of the Champions League as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund, 3-2.
Madrid had already guaranteed second place behind the group winner Tottenham, which defeated APOEL, 3-0, at Wembley Stadium to reach 16 points in addition to finish with more points than any various other team inside group stage.
Madrid ended with 13 points, in addition to Dortmund in addition to the Cypriot club APOEL finished with two points each. Dortmund took third place because of a better goal difference in addition to will play inside Europa League.
Madrid led 2-0 after Borja Mayoral opened the scoring in addition to Ronaldo, the all-time leading scorer inside Champions League with 115 goals, netted his ninth inside competition which season. The strike also drew him level with Lionel Messi on 60 all-time goals inside group stage.
Dortmund equalized with two goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one in each half, yet Lucas Vazquez got the winner inside 81st minute at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
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