This is the most exciting group. All four teams can still qualify, as Shakhtar’s two wins against Real Madrid have really mixed things up. Real have never failed to qualify from the group stage, but it is a straight shootout between themselves and Monchengladbach for a spot in the last 16. Inter Milan have to beat Shakhtar to have a chance of advancing, and hope that Madrid v Monchengladbach doesn’t end in a draw. Wow. … [Read more...] about Champions League: Who can reach last 16?
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"When I'm on the pitch I'm the happiest man, you know. I just try to do my job. I try to be patient and keep the faith, keep believing. I just try to bring something else to the team and sometimes, you know, you feel anything can happen and this night was one of them," Giroud said while speaking to UEFA.com after the match. … [Read more...] about Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud becomes oldest player to score hat-trick in Champions League
It took Giroud just eight minutes to find the back of the net after some incisive build-up play from Kai Havertz. He scored his second goal via a chip in the 55th minute after a Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic link up created a chance for him. … [Read more...] about Chelsea Forward Makes History, Becomes Oldest Player to Score Champions League Hat-trick
United knew a point would be enough to secure a place in the last 16 and they really should have wrapped the game up well before Marquinhos put PSG 2-1 up in the 69th minute and Fred received his marching orders a minute later. … [Read more...] about Champions League: Neymar’s brace powers Paris Saint-Germain to 3-1 win over Manchester United
Both sides now have seven points and Shakhtar has hold of the tiebreakers over Real due to the sweep. Real is home to Gladbach to close out the group stage, who opens the day with eight points but would be uncatchable if it picks up three points against Inter Milan at home. Inter opens the day with five points and hosts Shakhtar on the final day. … [Read more...] about Real Madrid loses again, putting Champions League record on the line