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Manchester City successfully secured their place in the knockout round of the Champions League with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Young Boys at the Etihad Stadium.
Erling Haaland’s successful penalty in the 23rd minute set the team on a path to victory, followed by impressive goals from Phil Foden and Haaland once again. This secured the win over the Swiss opponents, who were reduced to 10 men after Sandro Lauper was shown a red card in the beginning of the second half.
In Group G, RB Leipzig secured a 2-1 victory against Red Star Belgrade with goals from Xavi Simons and Lois Openda. This win, along with City’s, guarantees them a spot in the last-16 with two games remaining.
Celtic experienced another nightmarish Champions League match against Atletico Madrid as Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata both scored two goals each in a 6-0 victory at the Metropolitano.
The Celtic team was furious when Daizen Maeda was given a red card after only 23 minutes due to a VAR evaluation of his tackle on Mario Hermoso.
Atletico’s victory propelled them to the top of Group E, as previous frontrunners Feyenoord suffered a 1-0 loss to Lazio. Ciro Immobile secured the lone goal of the match in the first half, during stoppage time.
Shakhtar Donetsk delivered an unexpected blow to Barcelona’s chances of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds by securing a 1-0 victory in their Group H match in Hamburg. This result was a surprise, as it came late in the night.
Danylo Sikan scored the sole goal in the 40th minute with a pass from Giorgi Gocholeishvili, while Shakhtar had a second attempt by 18-year-old Newerton disallowed due to an offside call.
Barcelona’s perfect start to the group was halted by their defeat, allowing Porto to catch up with nine points at the top. Porto secured their win against Royal Antwerp, who were down to 10 players, with a score of 2-0.
Evanilson scored a penalty early on and Pepe’s late goal secured the win for the home team. This left the Belgians, who had Jurgen Ekkelencamp sent off in the 52nd minute, still in search of their first points.
Dortmund’s Niclas Fullkrug and Julian Brandt each scored a goal to secure a 2-0 victory against Newcastle in Germany, allowing them to take the lead in Group F. Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain fell to second place after losing 2-1 to AC Milan, despite Milan Skriniar, a former Inter defender, scoring for them in the first nine minutes.
Rafael Leao scored a goal to tie the game for Milan in just three minutes, while Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal five minutes into the second half.
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