Champions League: Atletico are working their way to the last sixteen

Porto is moving to the UEFA Europa League as a consolation, so the European Cup season is already over for Milan. Meanwhile, Real Madrid crossed the finish line first in Group D with ÖFB star David Alaba – after a 2-0 win in the “final” against pursuers Inter Milan.

In Porto it was the home side who were closer to the lead in the Estadio do Dragao. Because of their lack of efficiency, the Madrilenians stayed in the game and were able to turn the game upside down. A Lemar corner kick was extended to Griezmann by a Porto defender, who only had to dust off at the far corner. That was the start of an enormously hectic last half hour in which not only football was the focus.

Red cards and pack formation in Porto

Atletico’s Yannick Carrasco wrestled Otavio to the ground after provoking several times and was disqualified in the 67th minute by French referee Clement Turpin. The numerical superiority of the hosts was quickly gone, as Wendell (72nd) was also sent off for a slight elbow check.

As part of the action, numerous actors at the bank and supervisors clashed. With Agustin Marchesin, the substitute goalie from Porto also had to shower early, probably because of severe criticism.

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Things were hot in Porto: Atletico’s Yannick Carrasco was one of three players who saw the red card

On the pitch, Porto pressed ten against ten in a duel, but failed to equalize. And in the counterattack, first Correa and then De Paul made everything clear. In the last action, Porto managed to make cosmetic results thanks to Sergio Oliveira (96th / penalty).

Immaculate Liverpool

Liverpool ended the group stage with six wins as Mohamed Salah (36th) and Divock Origi (55th) made up a deficit in Milan. Milan had only briefly speculated on a win after a goal from central defender Fikayo Tomori (29th).

Liverpool's Divock Origi scores against AC Milan

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Divock Origi scored the winning goal for Liverpool in Milan – the AC was eliminated in the European Cup

Real secures group victory

Real retained the upper hand at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu thanks to the remarkable goals from Toni Kroos (17th) and Marco Asensio (79th). David Alaba played through as a central defender as usual. Ajax Amsterdam ended the group stage flawlessly like Liverpool.

Victory number six was achieved with a 4-2 against Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese also managed to rise due to the better direct comparison against Borussia Dortmund. The Germans took advantage of a 5-0 victory over Besiktas Istanbul in the end, in which Erling Haaland hit twice with his head, nothing more.

In the round of 16 (12 of 16 newcomers have been determined): Liverpool, Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid (all group winners), Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus Turin, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Atletico Madrid

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Champions League: Atletico are working their way to the last sixteen

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