In the early morning of December 13th, Beijing time, the sixth round of the Champions League Groups A-D ushered in the final battle. On this Champions League night, two more teams were born to advance to the top 16: Naples and Copenhagen. There was no miracle for Manchester United. They lost 0-1 to Bayern and were eliminated at the bottom of the group. Real Madrid beat Union Berlin 3-2, while Sevilla lost 1-2 and were eliminated at the bottom of the group. Benfica beat Salzburg 3-1 to qualify for the Europa League.
【Carnival night! Naples + Copenhagen qualify]
Copenhagen, Galatasaray and Manchester United in Group A are all likely to qualify in the final round. Manchester United faced Bayern at home, and the first half was tied 0-0. Manchester United’s Maguire and Luke Shaw were injured and left the field. Ten Hag’s house was leaking and it was raining continuously.
In the 70th minute, Koeman scored and Bayern led 1-0. It’s a desperate situation for Manchester United – they are at the bottom of the real-time standings.
In the Copenhagen VS Galatasaray match, in the 58th minute, Leilage scored in front of the goal and Copenhagen led 1-0.
Group C is a qualifying match, with Naples hosting Braga. As long as they don’t lose 2 goals or more, Naples can advance to the top 16. Faced with such a situation, Naples did not let the upset happen.
In the 9th minute of the opening, Naples broke the deadlock: Di Lorenzo threw a throw-in, Politano crossed the goal from the right, Sartesi accidentally scored an own goal, and Naples led 1-0.
In the 33rd minute, Naples scored another goal. Natan assisted and Osimhen scored, basically sealing the victory 2-0.
[The whole drama of Groups A-D ends: the leader is eliminated at the bottom]
In the two games of Group B, Arsenal, who secured the top spot in advance, drew 1-1 away with PSV Eindhoven. Nketiah scored first and Whitson equalized for PSV.
Sevilla challenged Lens away from home. Sevilla, which “wins to lock in third place and enter the Europa League play-offs,” did not follow the script. Ramos equalized the score for Sevi. In the 96th minute, Fergini scored a winner and Lens defeated Sevilla 2-1.
Group B seed team Sevilla was eliminated at the bottom with 2 points from 6 games; Lens scored 8 points and qualified for the Europa League.
In the 2 games of Group C, Naples defeated Braga to secure second place. Real Madrid, who finished first in the group ahead of schedule, had a goal battle with Union Berlin:
In the 45th minute, Alaba made a mistake in making a clearance, Flanders stepped in and scored, and Union Berlin led Real Madrid 1-0.
Jiang is still old and hot, and Real Madrid showed its strength in the second half. In the 61st minute, Joselu scored with a header, equalizing the score for Real Madrid; in the 72nd minute, Joselu scored another goal, leading 2-1!
In the 85th minute, Union Berlin’s Kalal scored, and the two teams returned to the same starting line 2-2.
In the 89th minute, Ceballos scored a winner and Real Madrid won 3-2. Although it had nothing to do with qualifying, they received a €2.8 million winning prize.
Although the two matchups in Group D have nothing to do with qualifying, they will determine the first place in the group and the qualification for the Europa League.
Benfica played away to Salzburg. Di Maria scored directly from a corner kick and scored a wonderful world wave.
In the match between Benfica and Salzburg, the real winner was not decided until the last minute: Cabral scored in the 92nd minute. Benfica defeated Salzburg 3-1. Benfica, who “wins 2 goals to enter the Europa League” , completed the task.
Inter Milan VS Real Sociedad, whoever wins will take first place. If there is a tie, Real Sociedad will still be first in the group. As a result, the two teams ended in a goalless draw 0-0, with Real Sociedad qualifying as first place and Inter Milan second.
[List of qualifying and eliminated teams in Groups A-D]
First place in the group: Arsenal, Bayern, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad
Second place in the group: PSV, Copenhagen, Napoli, Inter Milan
Europa League play-off qualification: Lens, Galatasaray, Braga, Benfica
Fourth out: Sevilla, Manchester United, Union Berlin, Salzburg