Champions League: PSG and a victory with a bitter taste

Paris Saint Germain defeated 2 to 1 to Juventus in Turin but the victory left a bitter taste. The win that Benfica achieved in parallel by beating Maccabi Haifa 6-1 in Israel pushed the French team to second place in Group H so in the draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League that will take place next Monday in Nyon (Switzerland) he will go to Pot 2, being able to play rivals as powerful as Real Madrid, Manchester City or Bayern Munich.

With goals from Kylian Mbappé and Portuguese winger Nuno Mendes and a performance without great demands from Lionel Messi who played the whole matchPSG achieved a comfortable victory against Juve who, despite the defeat, managed to move on to the Europa League. But Benfica’s resounding thrashing sent them down to second for fewest away goals after they were level on all other items.. In the Portuguese team, Nicolás Otamendi started and Enzo Fernández did not play.

In Group F, Real Madrid devastated Celtic Glasgow at its Santiago Bernabéu stadium, beating them 5-1 with goals from Luka Modric, Rodrygo (both from penalties), Marco Asensio, Vinicius and Federico Valverde and won first place with a point advantage over Leipzig from Germany, which beat Shakhtar Donetsk from Ukraine 4-0 as a visitor and also went to the round of 16.

While for Group G, Manchester City, with an alternative team and a goal from Julián Alvarez who played the entire match, defeated Sevilla 3-1. Gonzalo Montiel was a starter in the Spanish team led by Jorge Sampaoli while Marcos Acuna and Alejandro “Papu” Gomez they left at the beginning of the second stage. City had already secured qualification and first place last week and went to the round of 16 together with Borussia Dortmund who equaled 1 to 1 with Copenhagen in Denmark.

Finally and Chelsea, who defeated Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 in London, and Milan, who thrashed Austria’s Salzburg 4-0, qualified for Group E. at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium. With these results, the group winners will go to Pot 1 in the round of 16 draw next Monday Napoli (Italy), Porto (Portugal), Bayern Munich (Germany), Tottenham Hotspur (England), Chelsea (England), Real Madrid (Spain), Manchester City (England) and Benfica (Portugal) and to Pot 2, the seconds Liverpool (England), Bruges (Belgium), Inter (Italy), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Milan (Italy), Leipzig (Germany), Borussia Dortmund (Germany) and PSG (France).

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