Champions League scores: Tottenham top Group D, Liverpool hand Napoli first loss of season, more

Just like that, on Tuesday, the Champions League teams were able to complete the semi-finals. All the action came in Group D where reigning Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt beat Sporting CP 2-1 to move up from third to second in the group. Spurs beat Marseille 2-1 in a second-half draw with goals from Clement Lenglet and Pierre-Emile-Højbjerg, and did well enough in the group after Heung-min Son suffered a head injury in the first half.

Elsewhere, Bayern beat Inter Milan 2-0, Eric Maxim Chupo Moting scored his sixth consecutive game and Barcelona beat Plesen four goals. Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the season against Napoli after goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez, but it was not enough to finish top of the group.

Earlier matches Group B was completed with Porto beating Atletico Madrid 2-1 to win the group. Club Brugge drew with Bayern Munich, which means Atletico Madrid could be completely eliminated from Europe, which is very unfortunate.

Tuesday results

  • FC Porto 2, Atletico Madrid 1
  • Bayern Munich 0 Club Brugge 0
  • Bayern Munich 2 Inter Milan 0
  • Liverpool 2 Napoli 0
  • Olympique de Marseille 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2
  • Rangers 1, Ajax 3
  • Victoria Plaza 2, Barcelona 4
  • Sport CP 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 2

Leave it late

At one point, Spurs had to be seen in the first half of the game, but last week they showed that their comeback is something they can do. Against Bournemouth, Rodrigo Bentancur made it one (three) better than Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s 92nd-minute winner. A 95th minute goal ensured that Spurs would stay away from the top teams in the playoffs by winning the division.

After Antonio Conte’s suspension, the team fell behind in the first half thanks to a header by Chancellor Memba. In a better finish, the game was to take Marseille but now they are out of Europe together. While there is certainly room for improvement with Spurs, it is easy to make those improvements from a strong position in the Premier League and Champions League.

Bad luck for the Rangers

With 22 goals conceded and no points in Group A, Rangers finished as the worst team in the Champions League group stage with a goal difference of -20. Although they wanted a better performance from the team, Group A ended up being the loaded group, with Napoli and Liverpool tied with 15 points, while Ajax scored a goal for the game but struggled to defend. Napoli have been one of the best teams in the world this season and Liverpool have been good in the Champions League, although their Premier League form hasn’t matched it. It was an impossible mountain to climb for Rangers but at least they gave it their all.

Mehdi Taremi and Porto flashed.

Club Brugge looked set to go top of Group B after an electric start, but Porto won the group to book Atletico Madrid into the Champions League final for the first time. Group level. Mehdi Taremi has been a big part of their success as he has scored five goals in the Champions League so far. For fans of England, Wales and the United States, Taremi is getting in shape at the wrong time as he could hand Iran’s side a heavy defeat at the World Cup. Porto and Benfica will carry the flag for their league after Sporting CP failed to capture it, but they are showing that they are worthy banners.


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