Cristiano Ronaldo and Juve Slash Barcelona, RB Leipzig Kicks Man Utd Out of UCL
The top two news from tonight’s Champions League matches is that Juventus rolled over Barcelona at Camp Nou, while RB Leipzig eliminated Manchester United.
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The Old Lady fully repaid their dues from Barcelona, trashing Blaugrana at Camp Nou, 3-0, missing several chances to make this victory even bigger. Cristiano Ronaldo was back to play against his big rivals, and it seems that the Portuguese had a lot of motives, as he netted two goals, both from the penalties.
Weston McKennie added one goal for Juve, who finished the opening stage of the UCL atop Group G, with the same number of points as Barca, but with a better head-to-head record.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in his last 13 games against Barcelona at their Camp Nou 🔥 @brfootball pic.twitter.com/hPqoE8hpmT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 8, 2020
Dynamo Kyiv defeated Ferencvaros in the second match of this assembly, reaching up the Europa League competition.
RB Leipzig was demolishing Manchester United for some 80 minutes, having a 3-0 lead and a routine job ahead of them. But in just two minutes, the Red Devils scored twice, through Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, making the contest at Red Bull Arena very intense.
For one brief moment, the hearts of all the RB fans stopped, once one of their defenders made a clumsy reaction, endangering its own goal. With this victory, the Germans are in the second stage, while the United travels to the Europa League.
The game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was interrupted due to allegations made by the guests’ assistant coach Pierre Webo that the fourth referee used racial slurs. The Turkish champions left the pitch, not wanting to come back. PSG is already in the knockout stage, but they will need to win here in order to clinch the first spot in Group H.
PSG and Basaksehir walked off the field in protest of an alleged racist slur by a 4th official during their Champions League game. pic.twitter.com/Hnxp82jWtv
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 8, 2020
Lazio, too is in the round of 16, even though the Eagles complicated their position against Club Brugge. They would get out of the same with an enormous amount of luck. The Belgians were pressuring the hosts in the last phase of the game, hitting the woodwork, and missing several excellent opportunities to make a sensation. In the end, it was 2-2, and the hosts, who had a player more for the entire halftime, proceeded to the knockout stage.
Borussia Dortmund came back from behind in St. Petersburg, to defeat Zenit, 1-2. The Millionaires are first in Group F, Lazio second, Brugge third, and Zenit last.
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The last round of Group E saw Chelsea and Krasnodar splitting points at Stamford, 1-1, while Rennes ended the competition without a victory in six contests, as Sevilla routinely handheld the French representative, 1-3. The Blues and Sevilla continue the UCL adventure, while Krasnodar goes to the Europa League.