Manchester City advances early to the round of 16 of the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, missed a big step due to the defeat in Milan.
Defending champions Manchester City have reached the round of 16 of the Champions League early. The English soccer champions beat Young Boys Bern 3-0 (2-0) and can no longer be pushed out of one of the first two places in Leipzig’s Group G.
Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, missed a big step towards the knockout round with the 1:2 (1:1) defeat at AC Milan – instead Borussia Dortmund are now leaders of Group F.
Milan Skriniar (9th) initially gave Paris the lead. But then Rafael Leão (12th) and Olivier Giroud (50th) turned the entertaining game in favor of the hosts. Milan (5 points) moved within one point of second-placed PSG (6). Dortmund leads the extremely tight group with seven points.
Man City confidently
Far from such close constellations is City, which has won all of its four games so far. Erling Haaland (23rd/foul penalty/52nd) and Phil Foden (45th+1) scored the goals for Manchester against weak Swiss.
Atlético Madrid is also on course for the knockout rounds after their 6-0 (2-0) win against Celtic Glasgow. Antoine Griezmann (6th/60th), Álvaro Morata (45th+2/76th), Samuel Lino (66th) and Saúl Ñíguez (85th) scored. However, the guests had to act outnumbered early on because Daizen Maeda (23′) had seen red.
Donetsk wins in Hamburg
In its temporary European Cup home of Hamburg, Shakhtar Donetsk had previously annoyed FC Barcelona for the German national players Ilkay Gündogan and Marc-André ter Stegen. In their second guest appearance at the Volksparkstadion, the Ukrainian club prevented the Spanish champions from making it into the round of 16 early with a deserved 1-0 (1-0).
In front of almost 50,000 spectators, ex-Rostock professional Danylo Sikan (40th minute) scored the winning goal for the home team, whose surprising success prevented the Catalans from winning their fourth game in the fourth game of the group phase. In doing so, Shakhtar also preserved its own chances of progressing.
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