Four new clubs got their ticket to the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday: Lazio, Atletico Madrid, Dortmund and Barcelona. A return to this stage of the competition for the Catalan team, which failed in the past two seasons.
Group Five: Atletico confirms, Immobile saves Lazio
there Lazio The team succeeded in confirming its ticket to the round of 16 with a 2-0 victory over Celtic thanks to a brace from Ciro Immobile after coming on the bench (82nd and 85th places). In the same group EAtletico Madrid It is also confirmed by the 3-1 victory over Feyenoord in Rotterdam. A match that included a wonderful goal from Mario Hermoso after a pass from the outside to the foot of young Pablo Barrios (2-0, 57th minute), in addition to a Dutch duo.
The next day, the top two teams in the group, Atletico (11 points) and Lazio (10), will compete for first place. For its part, Feyenoord secured third place and thus a play-off spot in the Europa League. Celtic, with a small point, are doomed.
Group Six: Dortmund wins on penalties against Milan
In the Paris Saint-Germain group, Dortmund It was confirmed against Milan by providing a huge 3-1 victory at the San Siro and awarded themselves the first ticket in Group F. The match started with a penalty shootout duel, Giroud missed in the sixth minute, then a penalty shootout. Marco Reus, succeeded in tenth place. A feat that set BVB free for Edin Terzic, despite a very good cross shot from Samu Chukwueze to put the Rossoneri back in the game (37th). Jimmy Benoy-Gittins (59) and then Karim Adeyemi (69) send their club to eighth place.
A very open group otherwise as the other three can hope to scratch the second ticket, with PSG having 7 points, Newcastle and Milan having 5 points each.
Group Seven: Manchester City suffers, Obinda shines
In group G, Manchester city And the RB Leipzig, who already qualified eighth, put up an impressive fight. On the German side, a former French League player, Louis Obinda, particularly shined. The former Lincois striker, who twice ran behind the Citizen defence, was able to score two goals in twenty minutes (13, 33).
Pep Guardiola succeeded in adjusting the score in the second half by introducing Nathan Ake instead of Ruben Dias. Result: Erling Haaland revives his team (55), then Foden (70) and finally Alvarez via a well-bounced cross (87). A 3-2 win for the inhabitants of the Etihad Stadium, before the last match to nil against Red Star Belgrade, who had already confirmed the last place in their group after their 2-0 defeat against Young Boys, who secured third place in the European Cup qualifiers. League playoff game.
Group H: Barcelona returns to eighth place after three years, and Shakhtar is pressing
The latest to confirm his place in eighth place is F.C.B. The first for the Catalans in three seasons, after two seasons in which the club moved to the Europa League. Qualification was painfully earned, because it was Pepe (30) who put the Portuguese in front. But Joas, Cancelo and then Felix allowed Barcelona to win 2-1, as they combined on the left side.
Shakhtar also went through all the emotions against Antwerp in Hamburg, where they faced a very convincing Belgian side. A corner kick from Zubkov to Matvienko’s head in the 12th minute was enough to achieve a 1-0 victory, which allows the Ukrainians to dream of the round of 16, if they achieve victory in Porto on the final day.