A goal by David Alaba paved the way for Real Madrid to the last sixteen of the Champions League. The ÖFB team player scored the opening goal on Wednesday in the 3-0 victory of the Madrilenians at Sheriff Tiraspol with a free kick, but then had to leave the field with knee problems. The other Real hits marked Toni Kroos (45th) and Karim Benzema (55th).
The duel between the sheik clubs went to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-1. Kylian Mbappé (50th) brought Paris into the lead, Raheem Sterling (63rd) and Gabriel Jesus (76th) turned the game and thus fixed first place in the table.
Because RB Leipzig cleared FC Bruges 5-0 away in the parallel game, both title favorites are in the round of 16.
Leipzig landed the first CL victory of this season with a weakened replacement, but can now at least speculate with the switch to the Europa League. Coach Jesse Marsch was absent after a positive corona test, as were several regular players, ÖFB legionnaire Konrad Laimer was there. March representative Achim Beierlorzer celebrated goals from Christopher Nkunku (12th, 93rd), Emil Forsberg (17th / Elfer, 45th + 1) and Andre Silva (26th).
Dortmund lost the “final” at Sporting Lisbon without their injured goalgetter Erling Haaland surprisingly 1: 3. BVB did not reward themselves in the early stages, the Portuguese champions scored the goals through Pedro Goncalves (30th, 39th) and a penalty margin from Pedro Porro’s head (81st). After a red foul by Dortmund’s Emre Can (74th), a pack was formed, the 1: 3 by Donyell Malen (93rd) fell too late. Dortmund has to make do with switching to the second round of the Europa League.
Eleven of 16 clubs were able to fix the eighth-finals: Liverpool, Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City (all of them are group winners), Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus Turin, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon
These clubs still have a chance to make promotion in the last round: FC Red Bull Salzburg, AC Milan, Atalanta Bergamo, Atletico Madrid, FC Barcelona, Benfica Lissabon, OSC Lille, FC Porto, FC Sevilla, Villarreal, VfL Wolfsburg