UEFA Champions League Match Day 5 Wednesday Eight matches, 27 total goals, a team to the knockout stage and Group H. Istanbul Basakshir and R.P. The previous team of Paris Saint-Germain had won Manchester United to level all three teams.
Meanwhile, Dortmund scored a point by drawing Lazio, which was enough to send the Bundesliga side into the 16th round.
Below are points, highlights and ways to take from Wednesday’s action. All Champions League matches this season are available live and on demand All access to CBS.
Champions League scores
(US / East at all times)
- Final: Grosnoder 1, Rens 0
- Final: Istanbul Basakshir 3, R.P. Leipzig4
- Final: Sevilla 0, Chelsea 4
- Final: Borussia Dortmund 1, Lazio 1
- Final: Club Bruce 3, Janet St. Petersburg 0
- Final: Juventus 3, Dynamo Kiev 0
- Final: Fernandez 0, Barcelona 3
- Final: Manchester United 1, Paris St. Jermaine3
The best plays
Irfan Kahwesi’s hat trick: Despite losing the night to Istanbul it was Kahwezi’s encouraging performance. His third goal of the entire tournament was to capture his team with a free kick.
Alexander Sorlot’s Late Game Winner: R.P. Leipzig faced another bad lead, beating Sorlot the game winner at stoppage time, and his first for the club.
Antoine Griezmann scores for Barca: The Frenchman set the tone for Barcelona as he determined his run towards the starting goal brilliantly.
Oliver Groot scores from everywhere: The Blues striker had already scored a goal on every step before adding a header and penalty kick in the evening.
Alvaro Morata scores another goal for Juventus: The Spaniard could not be stopped as he continued his excellent form in the Champions League for Juventus.
Let’s rate some of the notable shows that day, one very bad and 10 full.
Oliver Groot, Chelsea: The Blues rode high in Group E, despite some injury issues surrounding the team prior to previous games. Having scored four goals in every way on the pitch tonight, he reminded everyone why his talent in front of goal is incomparable. Rating: 10
Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona: The Frenchman accelerated Barcelona in the light of not seeing Messi on the pitch. His movement has been fully on and off the ball in the last two Champions League matches. Rating: 7.5
Neymar, PSG: A solid performance from the Brazilians as they scored both the opening and final goals in PSG’s 3-1 win over Manchester United. He tried to connect with his teammates and scored a second even though the area came short. Rating: 8.5
Irfan Kahwesi, Istanbul: The Turkish midfielder had a lifetime hat-trick performance and kept his side in the match despite the defeat. In the course of the game, a free kick goals kept things interesting. Rating: 9
Alvaro Morata, Juventus: The Spanish forward is essential for Juventus in the Champions League, having now scored six goals in five games and has made a case for staying in the opening XI. Rating: 8
A look ahead
The Champions League returns with Match Day 6 next week. Who will be disappointed, who will be happy? The final match for several teams will come on the day as all eyes continue to move on Tuesday as Group B and Group H progress.