Champions League: Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla qualify for Champions League Round of 16
Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla all claimed wins as they qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, Barcelona’s 4-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev also made them secure a place in the knockout rounds.
They are the first teams to make it out of the group stage, with two games to spare, Erling Braut Haaland, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes all get among the goals.
Lionel Messi rested for the trip to Ukraine, but his side made it four wins from four in Group G. Sergino Dest opening the scoring before Danish striker Braithwaite added another and then converted a penalty to make it 3-0.
Antoine Griezmann wrapped up the win on the night young centre-back Oscar Mingueza, Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes and teenage American winger Konrad de la Fuente were all blooded in the first team.
Marseille vs Porto
Liverpool vs Atalanta
Inter Milan vs Real Madrid
Bayern Munich vs RB Salzburg
Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Ajax vs Midtjylland
Juventus joined Barcelona in qualifying from Group G but the Italian champions needed a stoppage-time header by substitute Alvaro Morata to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 in Turin and seal their progress. Myrto Uzuni put the Hungarians ahead but Ronaldo drilled in the equaliser before half-time, meaning he has scored in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.
Chelsea are through from Group E after after a Rennes 2-1win in France, with Olivier Giroud.
Last season’s Europa League winners Sevilla advanced to the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competitionwith a 2-1 win over Krasnodar in Russia.
Ivan Rakitic’s drilled strike put the Spaniards in front only for the Brazilian Wanderson to equalise, but Munir El Haddadi won it for Sevilla five minutes into added time, Sevilla and Chelsea are level on 10 points.
Manchester United are in first position in Group H after a first-half Fernandes brace set them on their way to a 4-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir.
“It’s a Champions League night at Old Trafford, you’d expect them to enjoy themselves,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of his team. “We scored some very nice goals, I’m pleased.”
Solskjaer’s side are three points clear of both Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
PSG go to Old Trafford next week.
Borussia Dortmund need just one more point to qualify from Group F following a 3-0 win over Club Brugge.
Haaland has 16 goals for the season, and has now scored 16 Champions League goals in just 12 appearances.
“Erling is a fantastic player. He works hard on and off the pitch and he deserves everything that’s coming his way,” said Sancho.
Lazio beat Zenit Saint-Petersburg 3-1 in Rome, a result which eliminated the Russians. Marco Parolo also netted for Lazio, with Artem Dzyuba scoring for Zenit.
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