Champions League: City tops the table after win against Paris; Dortmund out of RO16 contention
City beat PSG to qualify and top Group A, Dortmund out of Champions League after a disastrous night in Lisbon on matchday 5.
The Champions League is back and we’re at our wit’s end as knockout seats are being called for or are no longer in reach for the remaining teams.
This is what happened.
Manchester City Vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Scorers: Sterling 63′, Jesus 76′.; Mbappé 50′.
Manchester City will end at the top of the group afterwards from behind to beat Paris Saint Germain.
City dominated the first half, hitting the post with İlkay Gündoğan, while Keylor Navas made a solid save at Riyad Mahrez.
But the guests took the advantage on the game executed with a cross from Lionel Messi deflected on the path of Kylian Mbappé, who shot Ederson in the legs at the far post.
That lead lasted 13 minutes as Raheem Sterling equalized, found by Kyle Walker’s cut at the far post to strike home.
From that point on, there would only be one winner and Gabriel Jesus completed the turnaround by coming in from eight yards after Bernardo Silva’s skilful touch put him on a pot for the Brazilian.
FULL TIME | A wonderful win! 💙
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 24, 2021
Sporting CP Vs. Borussia Dortmund
Scorers: Gonçalves 30′, 38′, Porro 80′; Malen 90+3′.
Borussia Dortmund were sent home out of the Champions League after a disastrous night in Lisbon.
Pedro Gonçalves took advantage of Nico Schulz’s sloppy defence to strike home Gregor Kobel after a long kick forward to shoot forward at Sporting before adding a second with an effort with an arrow in the skylight at 25 yards.
The guests then had Emre Can sent off for violent conduct before their horrific night was over when Dan Axel Zagadou conceded a penalty.
Gonçalves came forward to complete his hat trick but his efforts were halted before Pedro Porro was the first to react and head home after the rebound. Donyell Malen gave Marco Rose’s team one last consolation.
It’s the first time that Dortmund has not come out of the group level since 2017/18. Sporting, meanwhile, reaches the knockouts for simply the second time.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) November 24, 2021
Sheriff Vs. Real Madrid
Scorers: Alaba 30′, Kroos 45+1, Benzema 55′.
Real Madrid avoided another sheriff fear by comfortably sending the Moldovan team to reserve their place in the round of 16.
David Alaba put the visitors ahead after 30 minutes when his free-kick flew into the skylight before curler Toni Kroos hit the crossbar in injury time.
Karim Benzema secured the match in the 10th minute of the second half with a shot from the edge of the box.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side welcomes Inter in the last game to decide who will finish first in Group D.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 24, 2021