Champions League: Bayern, Man City book spots, Liverpool miss at Anfield
Bayern Munich are through to this season’s knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League, and joining them is last season’s semi-finalist, Manchester City.
Bayern beat Salzburg 3-1 with goals from Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sane, and an own goal from Maximilian Wober. Lewandowski has now scored 14 goals in 12 games this season.
Another 1-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s men. Phil Foden got the only goal in the second half to send the Citizens through. Liverpool lost 2-0 at Anfield to Atalanta. Jurgen Klopp made four changes from the team that beat Leicester City. With two matches left, the top three teams are separated by two points. Liverpool host Ajax on Tuesday in what they must see as a must-win match.
Inter Milan lost against Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid. Arturo Vidal, was sent off for arguing with referee Anthony Taylor, after a penalty call did not go his way.
Olympique Marseille had a record of 13 consecutive losses in Europe’s premier football competition. The French side lost 2-0 to FC Porto as both teams had a player sent off. Nigeria’s Zaidu Sanusi gave the Portuguese side the lead late in the first half before Sergio Oliveira confirmed the win from the penalty spot with 18 minutes left on the clock. Porto’s Marko Grujic got sent off for two yellow cards in the 68th minute and Leonardo Balerdi joined him, also for two yellow card offences in the 70th minute.
Borussia Monchengladbach 4 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Olympiakos Piraeus 0 – 1 Manchester City
Bayern Munich 3 – 1 Salzburg
The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.
August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final