Victories for Manchester City (1-3) and Barcelona (2-1), a sensation for Feyenoord Rotterdam against Lazio Roma (3-1), and Paris Saint-Germain in the re-start… Here are the results at the end of the third day of the Champions League group stage .
Group E: Feyenoord Rotterdam clearly dominate Lazio Roma
The Dutch were not the most unexpected in this group: but it was Feyenoord Rotterdam that clearly dominated Lazio Roma (3-1), Wednesday, October 25, during this third day of the Champions League. Jimenez scored two goals, Zerrougui scored a penalty kick, and Pedro reduced the score at the end of the match. This victory decides Feyenoord, which temporarily leads Group Five.
As for Atletico Madrid, it settled for a draw with Celtic Glasgow (2-2). He finally joined the Scots, who led 2-1 at half-time, with a goal from Morata. A draw gives each team one point, but the Spaniards (5 points) are neck-and-neck with Lazio Roma (4 points) ahead of the second leg of the group stage.
Group Six: Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the second half, defeating Newcastle at home
Paris Saint-Germain, after its heavy defeat against Newcastle (4-1), relaunched itself perfectly in the race to the round of 16 of the Champions League by defeating Milan (3-0) at the Parc des Princes. With this second victory, Paris took the lead in the group, two points ahead of Dortmund and Newcastle, and four points ahead of Milan, where Paris Saint-Germain will play the next day, November 7.
For its part, Borussia Dortmund defeated Newcastle (0-1) at St. James’ Park, a victory that put coach Edin Terzic’s players back in the race to qualify for the round of 16. In the middle of the group stage, Emre Can’s teammates return to Newcastle with 4 points for both teams. Milan lost slightly for its part, with two points on the hour.
Group Seven: Manchester City and RB Leipzig won without trembling
Manchester City achieved its third victory in the same number of matches held at the Young Boys of Bern Stadium (1-3) and maintained its first position at the top of Group G. With nine points on the clock, the Citizens took another step forward on their way to the last 16 thanks to the feat of their defender Manuel Akanji and a brace from their top scorer Erling Haaland.
RB Leipzig also won (3-1) over Red Star Belgrade. Thanks to the achievements of Raum, Simons and Olmo, the German team expanded the gap in the standings with 5 points, compared to one point for its pursuers.
Group H: Barcelona continues its flawless performance, and Porto corrects Royal Antwerp’s mistake
Barcelona has a new crack: Fermin Lopez, 20, was decisive twice in his first Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk (2-1), allowing the Blaugrana to continue its flawless performance in the Champions League. This third victory in the same number of matches brings Barcelona, which occupies first place in Group H with 9 points, closer to qualifying for the round of 16, a stage it has not reached for two years.
For its part, FC Porto corrected Royal Antwerp’s victory at home (1-4). This clear success was made possible thanks to Evanilson’s hat-trick, which consolidated the Portuguese club’s second place in the standings. A good omen before the return matches from the group stage.
With Agence France-Presse