Champions League match day five results and summary


After a glittering Tuesday night of action, the fun continued to come on Wednesday when Champions League match day five came to an end.

The selection of bands saw the super-rich rivals Man City and PSG meet at the Etihad Stadium, but there was also a lot of drama in Madrid, Milan and Lisbon.

Here is a summary of all results …

Club Brugge 0-5 RB Leipzig

Leipzig has not always clicked in Europe / BSR Agency / GettyImages

RB Leipzig blew away Club Brugge and placed in pole position to secure third place in Group A.

Before half an hour, Leipzig was already 3-0 with Christopher Nkunku, Emil Forsberg (from the penalty spot) and Andre Silva who got the goals. At half-time, Forsberg then took his second and his team’s fourth.

After a sad second half, Nkunku added a bit of brilliance to the goal line in the 90th minute. The result leaves the two sides even with points before the last match day.

Man City 2-1 PSG

Man City topped their Champions League squad after coming from behind to defeat PSG 2-1 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

Kylian Mbappe put the visitors ahead of the game shortly after the break, and shot his finish through the legs of Ederson to briefly put the Parisians in the lead for Group A.

But Pep Guardiola’s team showed their resilience when Sterling set his side level just over an hour, before Gabriel Jesus gave the finishing touch to a sweeping City move to complete the turnaround 14 minutes after time.

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Atletico Madrid 0-1 Milan

What a moment / David Lidström / GettyImages

Milan left it late to keep their Champions League hopes alive, with a nod in the 87th minute from substitute Junior Messias that gave them a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid.

The first half went without major incidents and in truth it did not really start until the end.

First, Milan saw an attempt blocked on the line, although they scored through the Messiah minutes later. Then, before full time, Matheus Cunha dismissed a golden opportunity to equalize.

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Liverpool 2-0 FC Porto

Salah of course scored / Clive Brunskill / GettyImages

A highly rotated Liverpool had to withstand a torrent of Porto pressure to maintain their 100% winning record in this Champions League promotion.

The Portuguese team could have led several times through Mehdi Taremi, Otavio and Luis Diaz, but somehow could not find the net.

Thiago’s beautiful daisy cutter opened the scoring in the second half before Mohamed Salah put the game in doubt.

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Besiktas 1-2 Ajax

Haller Can’t Stop Scoring / BSR Agency / GettyImages

Besiktas remain without a point in this season’s group game in the Champions League after Ajax made a comeback in the second half to maintain their 100% winning record.

Rachid Ghezzal put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot but the game changed after the introduction of Sebastien Haller at half time.

Sniper Haller completed Nicolas Tagliafico’s cross and then stuck out a toe to divert Lisandro Martinez’s shot home, which sealed the turnaround in the process.

Sporting CP 3-1 Dortmund

It was an awesome game / Soccrates Images / GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund will not play in the knockout stages of the Champions League after falling to a 3-1 loss to Sporting CP in Lisbon.

The high-ranked Pedro Goncalves was given a nine-minute break just before half-time to put Sporting in the driver’s seat as he entered the break.

Dortmund could not get an answer and their job became even more difficult when Emre Can was sent off after hitting Pedro Porro.

Shortly afterwards, Goncalves missed a penalty that would have sealed his hat trick. Fortunately, Porro was there to pick up the remnants, before Dortmund took a consolation in the 90th minute through Donyell Malen.

Inter 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

There has been a long wait for Inter / CPS Images / GettyImages

Inter secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in one of the early kicks that secured their development to the quarter-finals.

After being frustrated in the first half, they finally found a breakthrough when Edin Dzeko made an attempt at home. Shortly after, Dzeko Nerazzurri’s advantage doubled with a header.

Shakhtar sometimes showed signs of a fightback, but Inter managed to hold on to book their place in the knockout stage.

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FC Sheriff 0-3 Real Madrid

A professional job / Anadolu Agency / GettyImages

Real Madrid also sailed into the quarter-finals by easing a 3-0 win over Sheriff, who infamously beat them on match day two.

However, there would be no repetition of these heroism from the hosts, with Los Blancos clinically sending their opponents thanks to goals from David Alaba (via a big deflection), Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema.

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