They’re the primary groups to make it out of the group stage, doing so with two video games to spare
Paris: Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla all claimed last-gasp wins as they certified for the Champions League final 16 on Tuesday, whereas Martin Braithwaite grabbed a double in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev as additionally they secured a spot within the knockout rounds.
They’re the primary groups to make it out of the group stage, doing so with two video games to spare, on an evening which noticed Erling Braut Haaland, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes all get among the many targets.
There was no Lionel Messi for Barcelona, with the Argentine rested for the journey to Ukraine, however Ronald Koeman’s aspect received the job accomplished to make it 4 wins from 4 in Group G.
All of the targets got here within the second half, with Sergino Dest opening the scoring earlier than Danish striker Braithwaite added one other after which transformed a penalty to make it 3-0.
On in its place, Antoine Griezmann wrapped up the win on the evening younger centre-back Oscar Mingueza, Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes and teenage American winger Konrad de la Fuente have been all blooded within the first staff.
“We’ve achieved our goal,” stated Koeman. “We appeared hungry and scored 4 targets. Essential gamers have been capable of relaxation and the children deserved their minutes.”
Juventus joined Barcelona in qualifying from Group G however the Italian champions wanted a stoppage-time header by substitute Alvaro Morata to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 in Turin and seal their progress.
Chelsea are via from Group E after edging Rennes 2-1 in France, with Olivier Giroud coming off the bench to go in an injury-time winner. Serhou Guirassy had cancelled out Callum Hudson-Odoi’s breakaway opener.
Final season’s Europa League winners Sevilla won’t get to defend their trophy as they superior to the final 16 of Europe’s elite membership competitors and did so with a 2-1 win over Krasnodar in Russia, in a uncommon sport performed earlier than a sizeable crowd.
Ivan Rakitic’s drilled strike put the Spaniards in entrance just for the Brazilian Wanderson to equalise, however Munir El Haddadi received it for Sevilla 5 minutes into added time.
Sevilla and Chelsea are degree on 10 factors however Frank Lampard’s aspect go to Spain subsequent week, when the winner will safe high spot.
Manchester United are in pole place in Group H after a first-half Fernandes brace set them on their technique to a 4-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir that made up for a 2-1 defeat in Turkey final trip.
The opener by Fernandes was a thunderous strike from outdoors the field, whereas the second was a tap-in after a horrible error by Mert Gunok within the away aim.
Marcus Rashford added a penalty, however there was a fightback from the away aspect, with Deniz Turuc’s free-kick crossing the road earlier than David de Gea may claw it away.
Edin Visca crashed a shot off the bar, however Daniel James made positive of the victory on the counter-attack.
Solskjaer’s aspect are three factors away from each Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, after an early Neymar penalty gave the French aspect a 1-0 win over their German guests.
Borussia Dortmund want only one extra level to qualify from Group F following a 3-0 win over Membership Brugge because the prolific Haaland netted twice both aspect of a Jadon Sancho free-kick in Germany.
Haaland has 16 targets for the season, and has now scored 16 Champions League targets in simply 12 appearances — Messi had two targets and Ronaldo none after the identical variety of appearances.
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