Champions League group stage matchday 5 round up

Last Updated on 30/11/2023 by

Champions League round 5 was a Rollercoaster ride for Italian teams but 3 out 4 already secured their spots in knockout round.

In the UEFA Champions League, Celtic was eliminated from the competition after suffering a late defeat to Lazio by a score of 2-0. On the other hand, Barcelona secured their spot in the round of 16 of the competition by overcoming Porto by a score of 2-1.

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From the beginning of Group E, Celtic was in last place with a single point, while Lazio were in second place with seven points, ahead of Atletico Madrid’s match against Feyenoord.

It was necessary for the Scottish champions to achieve victory in order to maintain their chances of qualifying for either the knockout stages of the Champions League or the remaining stages of the UEFA Europa League.

Luis Alberto had a fantastic opportunity to put the home team up early on, but he headed his cross at the back post into the ground and wide of the goal. However, Brendan Rodgers’ team was fairly comfortable in defense.

However, despite the fact that Celtic appeared to have done enough to gain a draw, their hopes were destroyed when Ciro Immobile scored two goals in three minutes. The first goal came in the 82nd minute, and the second came in the 85th minute.

Following Feyenoord’s defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid by a score of 3-1, Lazio successfully earned their spot in the CHampions League knockout stages.

At the beginning of the match against AC Milan in Group F, Borussia Dortmund took the lead by a goal. All four of the clubs in the group have a possibility of advancing to the next round of Champions League.

An early penalty kick from veteran attacker Marco Reus gave Dortmund a one-goal lead within ten minutes of play, which allowed them to take the lead in the group before the game even began.

Samuel Chukwueze, a Nigerian international, produced an outstanding solo effort from the right wing as Milan was in the bottom position and looking for their second win of the group stage. Milan fought back to equalize the score on 37 minutes, and the Nigerian international scored the goal.

An English teenager named Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored his first goal of the season and his first ever goal in Europe on the 59th minute of the second half. Bynoe-Gittens is only 19 years old. Then, ten minutes later, Karim Adeyemi scored a third goal to take the game away from the team that Stefano Pioli had been playing for.

In Real Madrid’s 4-2 victory over Napoli, the 14-time European champions continued their flawless start to the UEFA Champions League. Jude Bellingham scored his 15th goal of the season for Real Madrid, which helped them maintain their perfect record.

Giovanni Simeone gave the away team an unexpected early lead after nine minutes, but it didn’t last long before Rodrygo unleashed a rocket of a goal to square the score.

After then, Bellingham scored a header to put the home team ahead in the middle of the first half. However, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa equalized the score after the restart in Walter Mazzarri’s second game since returning for a second stint as the coach of the Italian champions.

With seven minutes remaining, Nicolas Paz scored a goal for the Spaniards by beating Alex Meret with a shot from the edge of the box. This gave the Spaniards the lead once again.

There was still time for some more Bellingham magic as stoppage time began. The England international produced a lovely cross with the outside of his foot into the path of Joselu, who then turned it into a tap-in goal.

The group was won by Real Madrid, who finished with a perfect 15 points, while Napoli finished in second place with seven points. They are three points ahead of Braga, whom they will visit in the last gameweek, and five points ahead of Union Berlin, who were eliminated from the competition.

Inter’s remarkable comeback from a 3-0 deficit at halftime to earn a 3-3 draw away to Benfica was a highlight of Group D. Inter’s performance was among the best in the Champions League.

An extremely altered The Nerazzurri team was aware that they were already eliminated before to the start of the game, and they made the most of the situation by playing as if they were doing so.

Benfica was on their way to claiming their first Champions League victory of the season when Joao Mario scored a hat-trick within the first 34 minutes of the match. However, Inter fought back after the interval, scoring three goals in less than twenty minutes: Marko Arnautovic, Davide Frattesi, and Alexis Sanchez.

When Antonio Silva was shown a red card with six minutes remaining in the match, things went from bad to worse for the home team, but they managed to hold on and earn their first point of a Champions League campaign that was disappointing.

The match between Real Sociedad and Red Bull Salzburg in Spain ended in a scoreless draw, bringing the Liga team to the same point total as Inter, which is eleven.

In the match that will take place in San Siro on Tuesday, December 12, these two teams will compete against one another for the top rank in the Champions League.


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