Once the rest of the matches of the fifth day of the Champions League have ended, they have not had Spanish teams as protagonists, we have reviewed the different envies and the great protagonists of the late European night.
Liverpool 1-1 Naples
A goal by Dejan Lovren in 65 prevented the defeat of a Liverpool that for many minutes saw not only jeopardize the fate of the game but also its course in the top continental competition. The accurate header of the Croatian, who had to be validated by the VAR, led to a tie to one that allows the reds to maintain the first place in Group E, but that forces them to overcome the competitive RB Salzburg on the last day to keep both the first place as his condition of set classified for the round of 16.
For its part, Naples will reach that last day with the sensation of having the classification shot, since the Genk will be measured, a squad that has not won a single victory in what we have in the tournament and, therefore, no longer You play absolutely nothing. The goal of the celestial, which are currently seconds, led the signature of the Belgian Dries Mertens (20 ’).
Slavia Prague 1-3 Inter
Inter Milan will play the second round of the Champions League on the last day of the group stage. The Nerazzurri, who came to the clash with the imperative need to win, went ahead on the scoreboard at the start of the game, thanks to the success of Lautaro Martínez (19 ‘), but after seeing how Tomas Soucek matched the contest from the penalty spot (37 ‘), they had to wait until the final stretch to get the desired victory. The goals that finally gave the victory to those of Antonio Conte carried the seal of the Belgian Romelu Lukaku (81 ’) and, again, the Argentinean Lautaro Martínez (89’).
In order to play the next round of the top continental competition, the transalpinos need to get at least a draw in their clash against FC Barcelona within 15 days or wait until Borussia Dortmund is not able to beat the Prague Slavia.
Lille 0-2 Ajax from Amsterdam
After overcoming with some comfort to the Lille in this fifth episode, the Ajax of Amsterdam will reach the last day of this phase as leader of Group H. Although they depend on themselves to sneak into the round of 16, and also do it as first of groups, the The Dutch will also not be able to neglect, since a defeat against Valencia added to a Chelsea victory against Lille could condemn them to third place. The goals that shaped the triumph of the Dutch team in their visit to Stade Pierre-Mauroy led to the signing of Hakim Ziyech (minute 2) and Quincy Promes (59 ’).
RB Leipzig 2-2 Benfica
Two goals from the Swedish Emil Forsberg in the final stretch of the match (89 ‘and 96’) allow RB Leipzig to appear on the final day of this phase as leader of Group G. Thanks to these goals, the German team wiped away the advantage Benfica won and matched a match that had been put very uphill after the goals signed by the Portuguese Pizzi (20 ‘) and the Brazilian Carlos Vinicius (59’). Logically, the Germans depend on themselves to advance to the next round; while the Lisbon people will have to overcome the St. Petersburg Zenit at the Estadio da Luz and wait until the Olympique de Lyon is not able to defeat, precisely, the Leipzig.
Genk 1-4 Salzburg
Comfortable and convincing victory of RB Salzburg against Genk in a match that opted for the Austrians in the final stretch of the first act. Zambiano Patson Daka opened the scoring in 43 ’and only two minutes later it was the Japanese Takumi Minamino who consolidated the advantage. Already in the second period, the Korean Hwang (69 ‘) signed the 0 -3 and gave way to an entertaining final meeting where there was time to enjoy a new goal from the emerging Erling Haland and both the honor of the Belgian team , work of the Tanzanian Samata. This marker guarantees the Central European team a place in the Europa League and even gives them the option of dreaming of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Of course, for this they must overcome Liverpool in the last round of this phase.