Continuation and end of the fifth day of the Champions League this Wednesday evening, with new qualifications and eliminations. Find our Tops and our Flops of the multiplex.
Bayern received 5 out of 5
Julian Nagelsmann’s men did not even need to force their talent to dominate a pale and inoffensive Barça team (0-3), admittedly already eliminated before kick-off. Thanks to goals from Sané, Choupo-Moting and Pavard, Bayern sign a fifth victory in as many games and are guaranteed to finish top of group C. A very solid performance in the “group of death”. Note the very good performance of Serge Gnabry, author in particular of two assists.
Who to stop Naples?
Bayern aren’t the only side to have won all five of their Champions League games, as Napoli also managed that performance. With a revamped eleven, Luciano Spalletti’s men made the difference in the first half hour against Glasgow Rangers (3-0 victory) thanks to a quick double from Giovanni Simeone, the son of Diego, the coach of the ‘Atletico. Napoli are making an ideal start to the season as they are also top of the Italian league.
Mohamed Salah guides Liverpool
The Reds were badly embarked on the lawn of Ajax when the Egyptian delivered them with a subtle goal, receiving a very fine cross from his captain, Jordan Henderson. Salah has now scored six goals in five Champions League games. The final victory against the Dutch who have gradually died out (0-3) offers qualification to Liverpool, also in difficulty in the Premier League after the new defeat last weekend against Nottingham Forest.
Atlético takes the door
A Civitas Metropolitano on fire, intensity, chances, and a penalty awarded in the last seconds of the match… None of this was enough for the Colchoneros to maintain the hope of qualifying for the round of 16. Unable to do better than a draw at home against Bayer Leverkusen (2-2), Diego Simeone’s men took the door of the competition. Qualifying for the Europa League will be decided in the last game, as the Germans, fourth in the group one point behind the Spaniards, can also claim it. Brugge and Porto are the two teams qualified from this group B.
Barça does not save honor
Although eliminated even before kick-off due to Inter’s victory against Plzen (4-0), the Catalans could have taken advantage of this match to offer a good performance to their public and end the series. of five defeats against Bayern. But although dominating in possession, Xavi’s men proved to be completely harmless and failed to frame a single shot. Result, a sixth defeat in a row against the Bavarians, the tenth in thirteen confrontations.
Tottenham misses the mark
The Spurs had the opportunity to qualify for the round of 16 by beating Sporting this Wednesday evening on their lawn, but they could not do better than a draw (1-1). It was even the Portuguese who opened the scoring through a former member of the house, Marcus Edwards. Rodrigo Bentancur equalized for the hosts, before Harry Kane had his stoppage-time goal disallowed for an offside position. This season, it seems written that every match for Antonio Conte’s men will have to be laborious… In this group D, that of OM, everything will be decided on the last day.