UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday 4

Barcelona through as Atlético and Spurs celebrate

Wednesday, 2018-11-07 07:40:12
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Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scores their first goal past Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen. (Photo: Reuters)
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Barcelona are the first team into the round of 16 despite being held by Inter while there were crucial wins for Atlético and Spurs.

Group A

Atlético Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund would have clinched qualification and first place with a win but instead Atlético avenged their 4-0 defeat in Germany to join their visitors on nine points. Saúl Ñíguez opened the scoring on 33 minutes with a deflected effort and Antoine Griezmann sealed victory near the end after a lightning counter.

Monaco 0-4 Club Brugge

Club Brugge ended a 13-year wait for a group win in style to stay within five points of the joint leaders. Hans Vanaken struck twice in the first 17 minutes, the second a penalty, before a superb Wesley goal soon made it three. Ruud Vormer got a late fourth to inflict Monaco's record European home defeat, which also means Thierry Henry's side cannot finish in the top two.

Group B

Internazionale Milano 1-1 Barcelona

Barcelona are the first team through following this draw – but even with Lionel Messi ruled out before kick-off, they still pushed hard for the victory that would have sealed top spot in the group. The visitors seemed to have done enough when substitute Malcom made their pressure tell in the 83rd minute, only for Mauro Icardi to swiftly equalise and keep Inter within three points of the leaders.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 PSV Eindhoven

Two goals by Harry Kane in the last 13 minutes turned the game and ended PSV's chances of a last-16 slot. Just 61 seconds had gone at Wembley when Luuk de Jong headed in Gastón Pereiro's corner but despite Jeoren Zoet's best efforts in the PSV goal, Kane's leveller and last-minute winner ensured Tottenham moved to within three points of Inter, whom they host on 28 November.

Group C

Napoli 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Juan Bernat put Paris in front on the stroke of half-time following fine work by Kylian Mbappé; however, the points were shared after Lorenzo Insigne's penalty past Gianluigi Buffon, making his European debut for the French club after suspension.

Crvena Zvezda's Milan Pavkov scores their first goal against Liverpool during their Champions League Group C clash at Rajko Mitic Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia, November 6, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

Crvena zvezda 2-0 Liverpool

Milan Pavkov was the home hero as his goals on 22 and 29 minutes, a spectacular strike and a bullet header, secured the first ever UEFA Champions League group win by a Serbian club. Just two points separate the four teams in the section, with Liverpool and Napoli on six, Paris with five and Crvena zvezda four.

Group D

Porto 4-1 Lokomotiv Moskva

Porto remain top of the pile after ending Lokomotiv's prospects of a top-two finish. Héctor Herrera scored in only the second minute and Moussa Marega added another just before half-time. Jefferson Farfán gave Lokomotiv hope on 59 minutes, yet soon after Jesús Corona made it 3-1 and Otávio added a late fourth to take Porto to within a point of progress.

Schalke 2-0 Galatasaray

Schalke stay within two points of Porto and opened up a lead of four over Galatasaray. They were heading for victory as soon as Guido Burgstaller found the target on four minutes. Mark Uth doubled the advantage before the hour.