The UEFA Champions League subject is ready for Monday’s Spherical of 16 draw after Actual Madrid and Atletico Madrid scored wins and dropping Borussia Monchengladbach bought assist to say their place within the subsequent stage of the 2020-21 match.
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Which means American teen Joe Scally, who is ready to hitch Gladbach from NYCFC in January, makes it 9 USMNT gamers or prospects within the knockout spherical subject.
Sadly, Atleti’s win over a finish-shy however controlling Crimson Bull Salzburg means we will’t say the identical for Jesse Marsch and Brenden Aaronson, who as an alternative transfer to the Europa League.
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Bayern Munich 2-0 Lokomotiv Moscow
Niklas Sule and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored second-half targets off feeds from Douglas Costa and Serge Gnabry as Bayern despatched its Russian guests out of Europe.
American defender Chris Richards changed Jerome Boateng for the ultimate 21 minutes of Bayern’s win. He had two tackles and handed higher than 90 p.c for the group winners.
Crimson Bull Salzburg 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Jesse Marsch’s Salzburg bought straight-up Simeone’d at residence, holding 59 p.c possession and taking 18 photographs to Atleti’s three solely to seek out themselves shifting to the Europa League.
Salzburg wanted a win however couldn’t discover one reply to Mario Hermoso’s Thirty ninth-minute purpose, not to mention two. Dominik Szoboszlai was certainly one of a number of Salzburg gamers to simply miss the body with harmful probabilities, and Atleti’s Yannick Carrasco put the match to mattress within the 86th minute, having assisted Hermoso’s earlier marker.
It was an amazing effort and American coach Marsch’s credentials will additional burnished by the efficiency, a day after Simeone known as Salzburg “a courageous workforce with an amazing coach.”
Actual Madrid 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Karim Benzema tied Roberto Carlos for essentially the most official appearances for Actual Madrid by a foreign-born participant with 527 and celebrated the event by scoring a first-half brace to provide Actual first place within the group.
Gladbach missed a number of good probabilities to attain however in the end was left to hope Inter and Shakhtar would attract Italy.
Inter Milan 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
The 2019-20 runners-up and 2008-09 Europa League winners bought assist from Madrid to open up the second spot however neither discovered a purpose to reward them with a spot within the knockout rounds.
Inter, as an alternative, is out of the match and Shakhtar will combat for its first UEL crown in 12 years.
Olympiacos 0-2 Porto
Otavio scored early and Mateus Uribe late as Porto constructed a two-goal lead and have been additional buttressed by Olympiacos happening a person via Ruben Semedo’s 78th-minute second yellow card.
Olympiacos will head to the Europa League because the third-place workforce in Group C.
Man Metropolis 2-0 Marseille
Man Metropolis bought one more purpose from 20-year-old Ferran Torres and one off the bench from returning Sergio Aguero in a decisive win over the Ligue 1 outfit.
4 of Torres’ six Man Metropolis targets have come within the UEFA Champions League, the Valencia import including to the markers he nabbed in opposition to Lille and Atalanta final season.
Raheem Sterling’s Ninetieth-minute marker rounded out the scoring within the newest begin for USMNT backstop Zack Steffen, who wanted to make simply two saves and accomplished 18-of-20 passes on a 27-touch day on the Etihad Stadium.
The 25-year-old American goalkeeper had allowed only one purpose in his earlier Metropolis appearances, wins over Bournemouth and Burnley within the League Cup.
Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool
VAR took away go-ahead targets for each groups, main Jurgen Klopp to he might have been incorrect to help the introduction of the video evaluate system.
Mohamed Salah put the Reds forward within the first minute, his twenty second Champions League purpose for Liverpool breaking the membership file he shared with Steven Gerrard.
However the Reds conceded a penalty and end the group stage with a draw and a 4-1-1 file. Klopp handed a senior debut to 18-year-old heart again Billy Koumetio at halftime and performed younger Leighton Clarkson all 90 minutes in Denmark.
Ajax 0-1 Atalanta
The Eredivisie aspect wanted a win over the free-scoring Italian guests and used 63 p.c possession to take 12 of the match’s 20 photographs.
However a 79th-minute second yellow card to younger phenom Ryan Gravenberch despatched Ajax down a person and Luis Muriel bagged a winner for Atalanta six minutes later to push the Bergamo-based aspect into the knockout rounds for the second-straight yr.
Ajax heads to the Europa League.
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