Paris Saint-Germain won an important victory in the so-called "death group" of the Champions League in football and put "Liverpool" in a diluted form. The champions of France overcame the finalists of last season 2: 1 on Wednesday evening, getting the opportunity to get to the last sixteen. The British are ranked third in the table before the final round.
At the top of the group is Naples, who earned a 3: 1 programmed home win over Red Star Belgrade. Italians have nine points, PSG – eight, Liverpool – six. On the final gaming day on December 11, Liverpool will meet with Naples at Anfield, and the PSG will be down in Belgrade.
A ticket for the knockout stage in the bag after the games on Wednesday Atletico Madrid (2: 0 against Monaco), Borussia Dortmund (0: 0 against Brugge), Schalke 04 and Porto, who beat Gelsenkirchner 3: 1, Barcelona won with PSV Eindhoven 2: 1, and Lionel Messi scored his 106th class premier. Tottenham retained a chance to live with a 1: 0 home victory over Inter Milan.
Liverpool offered his star attack in Prince Park with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Manay and Roberto Firmino. But the focus was on the PSG from the start. French champions rewarded themselves at an early stage in the 13th minute when Juan Bernat moved to the center and attacked the goalkeeper Alisson on the wrong leg with a low shot.
In Paris, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were in the starting eleventh. The duet returned to training after injuries in the international service only on Monday. In the game with solid deposits, two superstars were made for a preliminary decision. After the double passage with Neymar, Mbappa moved to the left. After his cross Edinson Cavani was still unable to get into Alisson, Neymar washed out (37).
From Liverpool it was necessary to wait for a break. Angel di Maria gave the Red a rapid attack on Man, but still a chance from the penalty spot. James Milner (45. + 1) successfully beat Gianluigi Buffon in the time remaining. Guests returned to the game and improved in the second half of the game. PSG had to fight for success, the offensive was visible only to the French. They welcomed the final whistle of euphoria.
In Naples, the hosts knew how to convince. Captain Marek Hamsik (11) quickly propelled Napoli to the corner. After that, Napoli did not concentrate, but another goal Driz Mertens (33 years) showed the conditions on the field. Mertens continued after the break, before the Red Star shortened.
Atletico set the climb to Monaco. Rejected shot from Koki went for a second minute at the gates of Monegasus. Antoine Griezmann broke through in the 24th minute. In the second half, Atletico switched back. Substitution Radamel Falcao ended with his former club, when he imposed a penalty into the penalty area in the 83rd minute. Dortmund opposed Bruges with an extended hand brake. For Borussia, it was a draw enough, so the hosts acted accordingly. Bruges was also deep in his half of the game. Thor did not want to fall behind the Bundesliga leader.
Barcelona was allowed to call before the start in Eindhoven already by knockout. Catalans acted with restraint. Samuel Umtiti disappeared, the French world champion suffers from knee fatigue. PSV was in the best and best chance to win, in the 44th minute the Dutch met the metal twice in a short time. Then Lionel Messi saw enough. After interacting with Usman Dembele, the Argentinian found a gap between the three defenders and closed (61). Gerard Piqué (70.) scored 2: 0 after Messi's penalty, Luuk de Jong (83) shortened the finish.
For Barcelona "Tottenham" beat "Inter" for the hope of victory. Christian Eriksen scored in the 80th minute at Wembley for Spurs, which are now equal to points in Milan. At the end of the group "Tottenham" will be in Barcelona, "Inter" will meet Eindhoven.
Porto vs. Schalke from the very beginning was a duel between the two clubs, which had a knockout round in its pocket. The second group match held earlier between Lok-Moscow and Galatasaray ended 2: 0 for the Russians, the Portuguese were like the Germans. On Schalke, Alessandro Schöpf sat on the bench, Guido Burgstaller was not in the squad. The attacker suffered from Achilles tendon irritation, as Schalke announced shortly before the start.
Porto scored after the zero first half of the game Eder Militao (52) and Jesus Crown (55) – a decisive double blow. Schöpf entered the game in an hour. More than a late goal by Nabil Bentaleb, he missed the royal blues. Porto finished third in the finish.