UEFA Champions League 2018-19 round 16 match highlights:
- Real Madrid and AS Roma became the first teams to progress to the round of 16
- Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, and Ajax followed them to the knock-stages with favorable results
- Napoli and PSG strengthened their bid to progress to the next round after winning their respective group stage matches.
- Tottenham kept alive their champions league hopes with a 1-0 win over Inter Milan at home
Coming back to UEFA Champions League 2018-19 round 16 match highlights, matchday 5 of the champions’ league helped clear up the air in the tournament. Giving us 12 out of the 16 teams to progress to the first knock-out stage in the annual international club competition. Going into this week’s set of matches, for the first time in the history of the tournament were 12 teams still in the reckoning for a spot in the round of 16. It is a fact that underlines the competitiveness of the 2018-19 edition of the tournament.
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After Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s round of fixtures, four spots are still available for qualification to the next round. The drama will continue to unfold for teams in Group F, Group B, and Group C.
Group C, also the group of death is by far the most open group with matchday 5 eyeing the drama unfold in a group featuring heavyweights Liverpool, PSG and Napoli. A 2-1 defeat at the hands of PSG in Paris saw Liverpool slump to the third position with their opponents overtaking them. A 3-0 win for Napoli against Red Star strengthens their claim for a spot in the round of 16 from Group C ahead of the do or die final group stage encounter against Liverpool where a draw or win would see them progress from the group.
Elsewhere in Group B, premier league side Tottenham kept their bare hopes of qualification alive with a 1-0 win in Wembley against Inter Milan. They still have it all to fight for though with a trip to Barcelona not going to be the easiest as they look to progress from the group.
We bring you all the results and group standings from the land of the champions league from matchday 5.
All Results From Matchday 5
Wednesday 28 November
Group E: AEK Athens 0-2 Ajax, Bayern München 5-1 Benfica
Group F: Hoffenheim 2-3 Shakhtar, Lyon 2-2 Manchester City
Group G: CSKA Moskva 1-2 Viktoria Plzeň, Roma 0-2 Real Madrid
Group H: Manchester United 1-0 Young Boys, Juventus 1-0 Valencia
Thursday 29 November
Group A: Atlético 2-0 Monaco, Dortmund 0-0 Club Brugge
Group B: PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Barcelona, Tottenham 1-0 Inter
Group C: Paris 2-1 Liverpool, Napoli 3-1 Crvena Zvezda
Group D: Lokomotiv Moskva 2-0 Galatasaray, Porto 3-1 Schalke
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