March 2, 2024

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Multi-League: Dortmund impresses against Milan and Atletico and record holder Witsel qualifies for the 1/8 finals |  Champions League

Multi-League: Dortmund impresses against Milan and Atletico and record holder Witsel qualifies for the 1/8 finals | Champions League

After 5 days of matches, there is greater clarity on who can dream more in the Champions League. Manchester City is the leader of the group, but needs a strong comeback against Leipzig. Luis Obinda scored twice, but City won 3-2. There is also good news for Lazio, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona. In Paris they breathed a sigh of relief again.

Group E

Early in the evening, Lazio Roma did what they had to do: beat Celtic Red Lantern. After a difficult match, in which Celtic did not give up easily, substitute and goal machine Ciro Immobile beat the home team across the goal line. Lazio is doing a great job and qualified for the next round with Atletico Madrid. Celtic are completely exhausted.

In the other match in Group E, Atletico also achieved what they traveled to Rotterdam for: victory and qualification. Atlético and Axel Witsel received assists twice from Feyenoord, who scored two own goals. Hermoso scored the goal of the evening. Feyenoord is certain of qualifying for the Europa League after losing to Celtic. The winner of the award tonight was Axel Witsel, who became the Belgian record holder with his 76th Champions League match.

Group F

Milan suffered a painful defeat at home. However, the message was clear: don’t lose to keep your chances of qualifying. Dortmund turned out to be too much for the home team, who missed a penalty kick in the first stage. Dortmund have qualified for the quarter-finals and Milan will travel to Newcastle in the final round where they must win.

Paris Saint-Germain managed to save their skin at the last minute tonight. The French national champion still has everything in his hands and will travel to Dortmund on next match day. Kylian Mbappe scored the deserved equalizer from a penalty kick in stoppage time. If Newcastle wants to qualify, it must beat Milan and hope to lose points to Paris Saint-Germain.

Group G

We couldn’t believe our eyes after 45 minutes. Luis Obinda gave Leipzig a double lead and brought City to their knees. The reborn hosts turned things around in the second half with Jeremy Doku between the lines. Thanks to the win, City made sure of winning the group. Leipzig, which has already qualified for the 1/8 finals, has to settle for second place.

The stakes of the match between Young Boys and Red Star Belgrade were very clear beforehand: a place in the Europa League and the European Winter. Young Boys understood this message better and provided a reassuring lead in the first half. Red Star Belgrade was eliminated.

Group H

After Shakhtar’s win over Antwerp, both Barcelona and Porto knew what to do. In an exciting match with beautiful goals, the home team won in the end. An important victory for Barcelona, ​​which thus ensured a winter season in the Champions League. Porto can fight in a direct duel with Shakhtar to see who can advance with Barcelona to the next round.

The chance of Antwerp spending the winter in Europe was almost non-existent, but Van Bommel’s men were still searching for the first points of the season with a young core. Alderweireld came close to equalizing in the last minute, but the experience of the Ukrainian team was the decisive factor. Antwerp is in last place with no points, while Shakhtar is competing with Porto for a place in the next round.

Champions League


Referees across the board have called it a day. It was another very enjoyable evening with some great goals.

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: -1-1

Who else but Kylian Mbappé would do this with Paris Saint-Germain! The striker kicks the ball into the middle of the goal, leaving Bob empty-handed. Paris Saint-Germain are now suddenly second in the standings again.

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: 0-1

The ball hits the spot!

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: 0-1

Will Paris Saint-Germain equalize the score with a penalty kick? Referee Marciniak is called to the screen after alleged hand play.

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: 0-1

Another big opportunity for Paris Saint-Germain. Barkola, once again, hits the ball completely wrong when he wants to drive a cross into the goal. The skin flies yards over the Pope’s cage. Mbappe jumped in front of Barkola, briefly blocking the view.

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: 0-1

PSG are really giving it their all, and Nick Pope is playing an incredibly strong game. Mbappe is everywhere and holding his team’s hand, but he lacks a little luck in finishing attacks. Can Newcastle continue like this?

Manchester City – Leipzig: 3-2

City do it anyway: Alvarez makes it 3-2. Doku surrenders to the passing Fudin, who reaches Alvarez in one go. The Argentine can no longer make a mistake a few meters from goal.

Feyenoord – Atletico Madrid: 1-3

Feyenoord’s revival was short-lived. From a perfectly executed free kick from Molina, Feyenoord striker Jimenez unfortunately put his head on the skin and rolled the ball into the goal. Indeed the second own goal tonight.

Feyenoord – Atletico Madrid: 1-2

There is a connection target in Rotterdam. Mats Wever beats everyone on a corner kick and heads the ball past Jan Oblak. De Kuyp explodes, Feyenoord gets back into the game.

Manchester City – Leipzig: 2-2

In Manchester, they breathed a sigh of relief: Fabio Carvalho, who had just entered, put the ball well past Ortega, but saw his goal rightly disallowed due to offside. Alert to the city.

Manchester City – Leipzig: 2-2

City are once again certain of winning the group. Phil Foden carefully looks at the goalkeeper’s positioning and presses hard. The city is connected again. Class midfielder.

Milan – Dortmund: 1-3

Milan reservation? Adeyemi can hit hard from the edge of the box. Maignan is still there but the ball bounces into the goal. Dortmund performs well and provisionally qualifies for the next round.

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: 0-1

Once again, it was Mbappé who could send Barkola towards goal beautifully, this time with his heel. The young man makes the wrong decision and chooses to end the game at the short corner. The ball disappears along the wrong side of the post. Another great opportunity for the home team.

Paris Saint-Germain – Newcastle: 0-1

We already saw the ball disappear into the goal, but that was not taken into account by Newcastle goalkeeper Bob. Mbappe accelerates from the right side and can pass perfectly towards Barkola, who cannot pass Bob from the small rectangle. What an opportunity.

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