12BET (Football News) The final round of the group stage in UEFA Champions League had ended up with unexpected results. A lot were surprise on the changes that most of the underdog squad gets to create. Here are some of the highlights in the competition and the list of the teams that gets to make it on the next round.
Bayer Leverkusen 3:0 AS Monaco
Roger Schmidt’s side provided no mercy to their French contender as they run away with three goals. They are the first team to provide Monaco a defeat in the competition, but this wasn’t enough for them to claim the top spot over their rival as Leonardo Jardim side holds a single point deficit over them.
One thing is for sure both squads have a slot on the next round.
Tottenham Hotspurs 3:1 CSKA Moscow
Both clubs were out on the competition but the Spurs gets to claim their spot in the knock-out stage of Europa League. Mauricio Pochettino’s men pull the trigger after Dele Alli score. Their spectacular performance happened during the second half where Harry Kane found the net through the help of Danny Rose, while Igor Akinfeev created an individual goal.
Real Madrid 2:2 Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund gets to outclass the Los Blancos after making sure that the top spot will remain on their side. Zinedine Zidane squad owned the first half as Karim Benzema creates two consecutive points. Thomas Tuchel push his men to create important run as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang open-up the point, while Marcos Reus ensures that it will be a stalemate result as he had an eye on the net two minutes before the rally ended.
The Spanish and the German club might meet again on the round of 16 as both of them will continue their journey in the tournament.
Legia Warszawa 1:0 Sporting CP
Legia Warszawa created a history as they enter Europa League after a clean sheet game over Sporting CP. Guilherme made Jacek Magiera’s dream come true as they are only a single point ahead of the Portuguese side.
Lyon 0:0 Sevilla
Sevilla is up for the next round as they secured a spot after a goalless draw game against Lyonnais. Both team showed an intense performance with a great attacking defense, no team managed to convert a point. Meanwhile, the French side will be joining the clubs on UEFA Europa League.
Juventus 2:0 Dinamo Zagreb
The Bundesliga current champ thrashed Dinamo Zagreb as they remained to be unbeaten on the group stage of the competition. A boring first half and an intense second half has been witness on this game as Gonzalo Higuain open-up the score, while Daniele Rugani added more pressure to their visitor by creating the second. Ivaylo Petev men have converted no points in their journey.
Club Brugges 0:2 FC Copenhagen
Both clubs were eliminated in the competition but FC Copenhagen has a chance to turn their fate the other way around as they qualify on Europa League knock-out stage. Club Brugges will bid their final goodbye as they failed to win any of their rallies.
FC Porto 5:0 Leicester
The foxes didn’t see it coming as they allowed FC Porto to capitalize in their game leaving them with a devastation blow of 5-0 run. Claudio Ranieri has allowed his star players to take some break as they already claimed their spot in the next round two weeks ago. A lot expects that the team will get to focus on their performance in English Premier League while they are on break for UEFA.
Leicester remains to be the front runner while FC Porto settled on being the runner-up.
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