Tuesday highlights and round-up: Paris, Chelsea, Dortmund, Benfica through | UEFA Champions League

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar were all on target as Paris Saint-Germain hit seven against Maccabi Haifa to seal their place in the last 16. Chelsea, Dortmund and Benfica also booked places in the knockout stages on a night where 33 goals were scored. in eight games and a defeat for the holder of Real Madrid.

UEFA.com summarizes all the action.

Who is over 16?

Bayern (GER)
Benfica (POR)
Chelsea (ENG)*
Club Brugge (BEL)
Dortmund (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)*
Naples (ITA)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Real Madrid (ESP)

*Confirmed as group winner

Group E

Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea

Highlights: Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea progress to the last 16 after ending Salzburg’s 40-game unbeaten run at home in all competitions. The Blues were unstoppable in the first half but only had Mateo Kovacic’s impromptu finish – Salzburg goalkeeper Philipp Köhn made a string of brilliant saves. Of course, the hosts equalized shortly after half-time thanks to Junior Adamu’s composed side-footed finish, but Kai Havertz had the final say when he curled the ball unerringly into the top corner in the 64th minute.

Key statistics: This was Salzburg’s first home defeat in 41 games in all competitions (W32, D8).
02/11: Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb (21:00), AC Milan vs Salzburg (21:00)

Dinamo Zagreb 0-4 AC Milan

Highlights: Dinamo Zagreb 0-4 Milan

A clinical second-half performance from Milan helped them to second place in Group E, while also ending Dinamo’s last-16 hopes. The visitors went ahead just before the interval thanks to Matteo Gabbia’s header and secured the points early in the second half through Rafael Leão and an Olivier Giroud penalty. A Robert Ljubicic own goal set up a disappointing evening for Dinamo, who could now finish as high as third in the section.

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Key statistics: At the age of 36 years and 25 days, Giroud became the oldest of the 62 players to reach the milestone of 20 goals in the Champions League.
02/11: Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb (21:00), AC Milan vs Salzburg (21:00)

Group F

Celtic 1-1 Shakhtar

Highlights: Celtic 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar will need to beat Leipzig in the 6th match to progress to the knockout stage as they can only draw in Glasgow. A quiet first half came to life when Giorgos Giakoumakis opened for Celtic just after half an hour, but a moment of brilliance from Mykhaylo Mudryk after the break secured a second 1-1 draw between the sides in this season’s competition. Shakhtar can finish no lower than third in Group F, with the result confirming Celtic in fourth place.

Key statistics: Celtic ended their run of seven consecutive home defeats in the Champions League.
02/11: Real Madrid vs Celtic (18:45), Shakhtar vs Leipzig (18:45)

Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid

Highlights: Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid

Leipzig need a point in their last game to gain progress after beating the holders in an exciting home performance. Joško Guardiol nodded in the opener before Christopher Nkunku blasted in the second off the underside of the crossbar. A fine header from Vinícius Júnior reduced the arrears in the first half, but the Brazilian spurned a good chance in the second half and Timo Werner made him pay almost immediately with a strike. Rodrygo grabbed a late consolation from the spot with a last-gasp kick after being fouled by Nkunku.

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Key statistics: Nkunku joined Emil Forsberg on ten goals as Leipzig’s all-time top scorer in the Champions League.
02/11: Real Madrid vs Celtic (18:45), Shakhtar vs Leipzig (18:45)

Group G

Dortmund 0-0 Man City

Highlights: Dortmund 0-0 Man City

Both sides got the point they needed to seal the top two spots in Group G in a thrilling encounter. Just before the hour mark, Gregor Kobel was right to save Riyad Mahrez’s penalty after the Algerian international had been tackled by Emre Can. The hosts had the better of the first half, with City debutant Stefan Ortega denying Karim Adeyemi and Giovanni Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko heading wide just before the break.

Key statistics: City failed to score in two consecutive Champions League group games for the first time.
02/11: Man City vs Sevilla (21:00), Copenhagen vs Dortmund (21:00)

Sevilla 3-0 Copenhagen

Highlights: Sevilla 3-0 Copenhagen

There was little to choose between the sides until the 88th minute, with a youthful Copenhagen outfit twice denied by the woodwork either side of first-half substitute Youssef En-Nesyri’s opener. Late efforts from Isco (well worth watching!) and Gonzalo Montiel sealed the fate for the visitors, who forced Davit Khocholava off the mark deep into added time. The Danish team – who are yet to score in Group G – are ranked fourth; Sevilla will finish third and enter the Europa League.

Key statistics: There were six teenagers in Copenhagen’s starting line-up, surpassing Arsenal’s Champions League record of five set in 2009.
02/11: Man City vs Sevilla (21:00), Copenhagen vs Dortmund (21:00)

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Group H

Paris 7-2 Maccabi Haifa

Highlights: Paris 7-2 M. Haifa

Messi and Mbappé both took part as Paris booked their place in the knockout stages in style. Neymar was also on target, while Sean Goldberg’s own goal and Carlos Soler’s helped Paris to seven for the first time in five seasons in the Champions League. Abdoulaye Seck scored twice for the visitors, who suffered the heaviest defeat ever for an Israeli club in the Champions League. However, they can beat Juventus for a place in the Europa League.

Key statistics: Paris matched their record for most goals in a Champions League game – also a 7-2 win against Rosenborg in October 2000.
02/11: Juventus vs Paris (21:00), Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica (21:00)

Benfica 4-3 Juventus

Highlights: Benfica 4-3 Juventus

Juventus’ late comeback came too little too late, as Benfica held on to reach the last 16. António Silva headed the Eagles ahead with his first senior goal, but Juventus equalized when Moise Keane got in. João Mário scored a penalty and Rafa Silva a brilliant back-heel as Juventus conceded three goals during the first half of a Champions League game for the first time. Rafa Silva added another fine finish in the second half and could have had a hat-trick before Arkadiusz Milik and Weston McKennie replied to set up a thrilling finish but the hosts held on.

Key statistics: Juve bow out after the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2013/14.
02/11: Juventus vs Paris (21:00), Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica (21:00)


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