Lazio 2-0 Celtic
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Royal Antwerp
Lazio left it slightly late, with Motionless objectives within the 82nd and eighty fifth minutes.
Shakhtar, enjoying on their non permanent residence floor of Hamburg as a result of struggle in Ukraine, survived a late push from the Belgian facet. Individuals from Antwerp are accosting the referee, who has brandished a crimson card. Sorry to listen to some individuals would possibly miss their final probability to get a degree.
Peter Littley is watching one of many early video games, and he isn’t pleased: “Watching the Lazio/Celtics recreation. Now I perceive the utter crap that’s Scottish soccer. How Yang will get to play in any crew is an utter thriller. Brendan Rogers has actually settled for the simple life north of the border.”
The supervisor’s title is often spelled “Rodgers,” however Celtic has no “d.”
8 Atletico Madrid
And … Lazio simply scored. That would depart Celtic languishing in fourth place, qualifying for nothing. Feyenoord would have a terrific alternative to advance if they will win at residence towards Atletico, on condition that they may end this group in Scotland … oh, Lazio simply scored once more.
7 Borussia Dortmund
6 Paris St. Germain
5 AC Milan
So this group will both be settled in the present day or be a royal mess.
12 Manchester Metropolis
1 Pink Star Belgrade
1 Younger Boys
The Belgrade facet can transfer into the Europa League with a win in Switzerland. Or not.
6 Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar lead Antwerp 1-0 late in that one, including to the possibilities of having Champions League knockout video games to encourage war-torn Ukraine. This afternoon, the motion shifts to the all-Iberian conflict in Barcelona.
Thanks for doing the maths, Uefa.
The opposite recreation in Milan and Dortmund’s group: Open one other tab in your favourite browser and please be part of Barry Glendenning as he watches Newcastle play PSG.
Hi there everybody, and welcome to the ever-exciting Matchday 5 within the Champions League. Groups will clinch berths within the spherical of 16. Groups will probably be eradicated. Groups will muddle by way of to inconclusive outcomes.
And should you’re nervous concerning the area/time continuum and quantum singularities that may rip the material of the universe, flip your eyes away from the Giant Hadron Collider throughout the Alps to Milan, the place two large names in US soccer will collide. Christian Pulisic begins for AC Milan. Gio Reyna is on the bench for Borussia Dortmund. (Yunus Musah is unavailable for Milan.)
These groups are additionally in a bunch that’s nonetheless very a lot up for grabs. After 4 video games, Dortmund lead with seven factors regardless of scoring on solely three objectives. Then it’s PSG with six and Milan with 5, having scored solely twice up to now. Newcastle has 4 factors and isn’t out of it.
Talking of English groups, we’ll keep watch over Manchester Metropolis. They’ve already certified for the following spherical however can win the group in the event that they keep away from dropping to RB Leipzig in the present day. Not like Dortmund and Milan, these groups rating the occasional aim.
Some pre-match studying for you …
Beau will probably be right here shortly, within the meantime right here’s how Newcastle are gearing up for his or her match towards PSG:
Eddie Howe has acknowledged that Newcastle have reached a “defining second” of their Champions League marketing campaign and so they might want to “play on the sting” at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night time.
A lot has modified since Newcastle swatted a visibly surprised PSG apart 4-1 at St James’ Park in October, most notably the damage disaster which has left 12 senior gamers in remedy rooms on Tyneside somewhat than getting ready for fight on the Parc des Princes. Two subsequent European defeats towards Borussia Dortmund have left Newcastle backside of Group F and conscious that defeat in Paris will imply elimination from the competitors’s group phases.
But, as Chelsea found after they endured a 4-1 lack of their very own at Newcastle final Saturday, Howe’s gamers stay harmful and by no means extra so than when their adrenaline ranges spike.
“We have to play on the sting,” mentioned Howe, who is aware of a third-place end subsequent month would result in his facet being admitted to the knockout rounds of the Europa League. “Each crew is at their finest after they have that completely different emotion operating by way of them. We want each ounce of motivation and power to get a consequence right here.
“However it is a defining second in our marketing campaign and we’re going to give it every little thing. We’re going to must be pretty much as good as we all know we will be. We aren’t within the place we need to be however it is a large second in our season. The motivation couldn’t be larger. It’s crucial we don’t lose. Worry of failure is a serious motivation in my profession, dropping doesn’t sit comfortably with me and that applies to this match.”
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