Benfica follow PSG into round of 16 – Shakhtar draw | free press


Italy’s soccer record champions Juventus Turin continued their series of bankruptcies in the Champions League and miserably missed the round of 16 before the last matchday.

The premier class winner from 1996 lost 3: 4 (1: 3) despite catching up at Benfica Lisbon with coach Roger Schmidt and is in third place in Group H with only three points. The Portuguese, on the other hand, together with Paris Saint-Germain, move into the knockout stages. The French let goals from the star trio Lionel Messi (19th minute/45th), Kylian Mbappé (32nd/64th) and Neymar (35th), an own goal by Sean Goldberg (67th) and Carlos Soler (84th) .) Maccabi Haifa at 7: 2 (4: 1) no chance.

The pressure on Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri is increasing for the eighth table of the Italian Serie A. Especially if even third place and the Europa League participation is still lost. Turin goes into the last game level on points with Maccabi Haifa. Haifa hosts Benfica Lisbon on November 2nd. Turin meets Paris.

In the Leipzig group, Shakhtar Donetsk is still hoping for a place in the round of 16 after the 1-1 (0-1) loss at Celtic Glasgow. The Ukrainians missed three points, however, because Danilo Sikan frittered away the ball in front of the empty Glasgow goal when the score was 1-1. Donetsk must finally defeat the Bundesliga team to jump into second place.

In Group E, too, there will be a real final for the round of 16 on November 2nd. AC Milan overtook RB Salzburg with a clear 4-0 (2-0) win at Dinamo Zagreb with seven points and climbed into second place. The Austrians lost to Chelsea 1-2 (0-1) and have six points. National player Kai Havertz shot the Englishman into the knockout stages with a wonderful flick. A draw at the San Siro is now enough for Milan to advance. Matteo Gabbia (39′), Rafael Leão (49′) and Olivier Giroud (59’/penalty) scored in the Croatian capital, as well as an own goal by Robert Ljubicic (69′).

FC Sevilla won against FC Copenhagen 3-0 (0-0) and is third in Group G with five points. Youssef En-Nesyri (61st minute), Isco (88th) and Gonzalo Montiel (90th + 2) scored for the Spaniards. (dpa)