From Bayern, Juventus to the Champions League knockout round


Berlin-Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty on Tuesday but still achieved a hat-trick.

The Polish star dominated his 100th Champions League appearance to lead Bayern Munich to the final 16 after Benfica’s 5-2 defeat.

Juventus also defeated Zenit St. Petersburg 4-2 and booked the place in a knockout round.

They are the first team to make progress this year, leaving two games from the group stage of the European Premier Soccer Tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored two goals in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United’s Atalanta, maintaining a scoring record in each match so far. But it was an overwhelming performance of the Premier League team, who were looking forward to the brilliance of Portuguese stars Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.

Barcelona welcomed goalkeeper Marc Andre Terstegen, who appreciates his nervous 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv. 19-year-old Ansu Fati’s 70-minute goal means that the struggling Spanish giant will be able to beat Benfica in the next match and win at home.

Hakim Ziyech’s goal was enough for defending champion Chelsea to win 1-0 in the final Malmo.

Let’s take a look at the group game on Tuesday.

Group E

33-year-old Lewandowski scored 81 goals in 100 Champions League games between Bayern and his former club Borussia Dortmund.

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Bavarian Robert Lewandowski scored his team’s fifth goal in the Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Benfica Lisbon on November 2, 2021 in Munich, Germany. Celebrate. (Mattias Schroeder / AP photo)

Lewandowski had a chance to score 3 to 1 before the break, but the penalty was unsuccessful and Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Bracodimos easily collected the ball. This was Lewandowski’s first penalty mistake since February, and he responded with a bitter smile.

This is the latest high-scoring victory from Bayern, previously beating Benfica 4-0, Dynamo Kyiv 5-0 and Barcelona 3-0.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer scored Lewandowski’s third goal with a long kickout in the 84th minute. This was Neuer’s first assist in the tournament 123 times.

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has returned to the bystander after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since there was no Gerard Piqué in Barcelona, ​​he transferred Sergio Aguero and Pedri. Sergi Barjuán’s team was the first team from Spain with three starting pitchers under the age of 20, Fati (19), Nico Gonzalez (19) and Gabi (17).

Visitors were fortunate that the Mircea Lucescu dynamo team was unable to increase their chances.Dynamo has not yet scored in this season’s tournament

Group F

Manchester United have a strong hope to reach the final 16 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo. The 36-year-old United equalizer scored a goal injured with Atalanta, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team at the top of the group by seven points behind Villarreal.

Villarreal defeated the Young Boys 2-0 at home. This is the lowest with 3 points.

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunner Solskger ends the Atalanta-Manchester United Champions League Group F football match at Stadio di Bergamo in Bergamo, Italy, on November 2, 2021. Approaching Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo)

Ronaldo’s second half goal was to save United. He previously won another second half winner after defeating Atalanta 3-2 at home, and the injured winner by defeating Villarreal 2-1.

Group G

French champion Lille left the group wide open with a 2: 1 come-from-behind victory in Sevilla.

Lille’s first victory will give him 5 points after 4 games. It is two points behind group leader Salzburg, who previously lost 2-1 in Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg also scored 5 points, while Sevilla maintained 3 points.

Wolfsburg’s new coach Florian Kohfeldt won the Champions League.

The victory made Salzburg the first Austrian club in the last 16 years since Sturm Graz in the 2000-01 season, but with the adoption of Kohfeldt, Wolfsburg seems to have revived after two wins in two games. is. Former Werder Bremen coach replaced Mark van Bommel, who was fired after eight unsuccessful runs, including a three-on-one defeat in his first match in Salzburg.

Group H

Paulo Dybala scored two goals, including a re-acquisition of the penalty, as Juventus defeated Zenit St. Petersburg to reach the final 16.

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Juventus’ Paulo Dybala celebrates in the Champions League by scoring a goal in the Group H football match between Juventus and Zenito St. Petersburg on November 2, 2021 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. (Marko Arnautovi / Lapres via AP)

Dybala was given another chance from the penalty spot as visiting keeper Stanislav Kritsyuk was off the line. Dybala, who scored, made no mistake for a second chance before Federico Chiesa and Alvaro Morata blocked the victory of the Italian giant.

Juventus have won all four games, leading the group by three points over Chelsea.

Ziyech’s goal early in the second half was enough for Chelsea to eliminate the Swedish champion and approach the knockout round, but visitors missed the clinical finish of the injured Romelu Lukaku.

American winger Christian Pulisic has made his first appearance in Chelsea since his appearance in the 74th minute of the opening match of the Premier League on August 14. Pulisic lost to COVID-19 and injured his left ankle in the World Cup qualifying in September.

By Ciarán Fahey

Associated Press

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