Manchester City, Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Inter qualify for the Champions League final, and Milan revives his hopes
Manchester City overturned, coming from behind with a clean goal, to a precious 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the fifth penultimate round of the first group matches in the Champions League group stage.
The two teams qualified together for the final price of the continental championship, with the overwhelming victory of Leipzig against its Belgian host Club Brugge, by 5-0 in the other match in the group.
Manchester City avenged this victory by defeating Paris Saint-Germain with two goals without a response in the “Princes’ Garden”.
The “Citizens” consolidated its lead in the group, raising its score to 12 points, 4 points ahead of Saint-Germain, and guaranteed Manchester the top of the group regardless of the results of the last round of group matches, in which Saint-Germain meets with Club Brugge and Manchester is a guest of Leipzig.
Leipzig revived his hopes of moving to play in the European League, by advancing to fourth place, raising his score to four points, with a goal difference.
Just in front of Club Brugge.
At the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the two teams failed to score during the first half, ending in a goalless draw.
Saint-Germain was the first to score through Kylian Mbappe (50), and the hosts responded with two goals scored by Raheem Sterling (63) and Gabriel Jesus (76).
In another retaliatory match, but in the fourth group, Real Madrid defeated its host Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova with three clean goals, and joined Inter Milan with the qualifiers for the final price.
Real Madrid – the record holder in the number of times to win the championship with 13 titles – booked a seat in the playoffs of the competition, after taking the lead with 12 points, two points ahead of its closest rivals Inter, who beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 earlier today in the same round. He also qualified for the next round in the competition, which he won 3 times.
With this result, Real, who achieved their fifth victory in a row in various competitions, avenged their 1-2 loss to Sheriff in the first leg at the stadium.
Santiago Bernabeu, the home of the Spanish team.
The Austrian royal team David Alaba (30), German Toni Kroos (second minute of stoppage time for the first half), and French Karim Benzema (55), to continue his hobby of scoring for the fourth consecutive match in the competition, raises his scoring tally in The championship this season to 5 goals.
The match between Real and Inter in the Spanish capital, Madrid, in the last round of the group, became decisive in determining the leader and runner-up of the group, after the two teams secured their qualification for the next round.
From the third group, Sporting Lisbon joined the convoy of qualifiers for the final price with a 3-1 victory over Dortmund, and the same group also witnessed a 2-1 victory for Ajax, its Turkish host, Besiktas.
Sporting Lisbon raised its score to nine points to finish second in the group, three points ahead of Dortmund, who suffered a third defeat on
consecutive matches in this group.
Sporting Lisbon secured the end of the first round matches in second place, regardless of the results of the matches of the last round, due to its superiority in the difference in the confrontation
Direct with Dortmund.
The Portuguese team scored the hat-trick, Pedro Gonzalves (30 and 39) and Pedro Boro (81), while Doniel Malin scored the only goal for Dortmund at the end of the season.
In the second group, AC Milan revived its hopes of reaching the final price, after beating its host Atletico Madrid with a clean goal.
Milan raised its score to four points in third place in the group standings, while Atletico Madrid occupies fourth and last place with the same balance of points.
Junior Messias scored the only goal of the match for Milan (87).
In another match in the same round, Liverpool – who qualified for the final price round – maintained their brilliance in the group stage, achieving the fifth victory in the 5 matches he has played so far, this time at the expense of Porto with two goals without a response.
Liverpool raised its score to 15 points in first place in the group standings, while Porto’s balance froze at five points in second place.
In the next and final round of Group B, Liverpool will host Milan, while Porto will host Atletico Madrid.
The leader of each of the eight groups in the round of 16 will meet one of the runners-up teams in the other seven groups, in two home and away matches, where the first round will take place in the stadiums of the runner-up teams, while the return will be held in the stadiums of the top clubs.