Five Takeaways From the Champions League Matchday Six

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The Champions League matchday six provided plenty of final match drama. Manchester City lost in Germany while Liverpool, Ajax and Bayern Munich all ended the group with 100 per cent records.

Champions League Matchday Six: Barcelona Dumped Out While Three Teams Make it Six Wins From Six

Kyle Walker Sees Red as Manchester City Lose in Leipzig

Manchester City ended their Champions League group stage with defeat in Germany against RB Leipzig.

Pep Guardiola’s side fell behind courtesy of Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai and the hosts doubled their lead after the break through Andre Silva.

Riyad Mahrez reduced the deficit with a controlled header but any chance of a comeback quickly diminished when Kyle Walker kicked out at Andre Silva, leaving the Citizens to play the final eight minutes with ten men.

Guardiola’s side remain top of Group A ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, who won 4-1 against Club Brugge, while Leipzig qualify for the Europa League after finishing third.

Haller Equals Champions League Record as Ajax Win All Six Group Games

Ajax striker Sebastian Haller became the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017/18 to score in every group game of the Champions League.

The former West Ham United forward opened the scoring in their 4-2 victory over Sporting to take his tally to ten goals from six matches.

Sporting also qualify for the knockout stages while Dortmund, despite a 5-0 win over Besiktas, will play in the Europa League.

Liverpool Also Secure 100 Per Cent Record With Win Over AC Milan

Liverpool ended their Champions League group stage with a perfect record after a 2-1 win in Milan.

The hosts, who needed a win to qualify for the next round, took the lead through Fikayo Tomori but Mohamed Salah netted his 20th goal of the season with ten minutes of the first half remaining.

Divock Origi, who netted the winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out, struck again to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a perfect record.

Atletico Madrid join the Reds in the Round of 16 after a feisty 3-1 win over Porto, which saw three red cards brandished. Porto will play in the Europa League after their third-place finish.

Late Drama as Zenit and Chelsea Share the Spoils in Six-Goal Thriller

Chelsea were made to work hard for a point in their Champions League matchday six fixture away to Zenit.

Timo Werner put the Blues ahead inside two minutes but the Russian outfit led 2-1 at the break. Despite the deficit, Thomas Tuchel’s side secured their own comeback with another striker from Werner and a third from Romelu Lukaku, but Zenit levelled the match four minutes into stoppage time.

The result means that Chelsea drop back down to second in Group H with Juventus as the winners while Zenit qualify for the Europa League.

Barcelona to Play in Europa League as Bayern Munich Win All Six Games

Five-time winners Barcelona have been knocked out of the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2000.

The Catalan club suffered yet another heavy defeat at the hands of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala all on the scoresheet at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern join Ajax and Liverpool in recording six wins from six group matches while Benfica’s 2-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv lifts them above the Spanish giants into second place.

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