Written by Dan Anjos
A quick look at the English teams’ performances during the last UCL matchday. We will see who is already through and who is out.
Monaco vs Tottenham (FT 2-1)
Tottenham needed to win this game to have a chance of still going through. They could not hit the levels of last year and now are out the Champions league and must prepare for life in the Europa league. Where they have a good chance of going far if they take the competition seriously. Throughout the game Monaco were the dominant team and this is definitely shown by Man of the match going to Hugo Lloris. He saved a penalty and made an award-winning save. Monaco scored first by Sidibe, minutes after Harry Kane equalised from the penalty stop. Only for Monaco’s attack from kick off to be completed by Lemar to give the French team the win.
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City (FT 1-1)
City needed to win this game to keep up the fight for 1st place, but due to them drawing and Barcelona winning they have now finished the group in 2nd. Borussia scored first by Raffael, with Silva getting the equaliser at the dying seconds of the first half. Fernandinho got sent off and will miss the final game of the group stages. With nothing to play for in the next round, it is likely that Guardiola will use it as an opportunity to rotate the squad prior to the end of December hectic schedule.
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Arsenal vs Paris Saint-Germain (FT 2-2)
Arsenal and PSG battled it out for top place, and it seems that PSG are now in prime position to claim it. Despite being equal on points, PSG are top of the table. PSG went in the lead first by Cavani sliding to tap in a cross from Matuidi. Giroud finished a penalty after Sanchez was taken out inside the box. Veratti scored in his own goal from a corner. Whilst on the other box Iwobi scored also an own goal from a corner making it 2-2.
Leicester vs Club Brugge (2-1)
The Premier League holders carried on their unbeaten run in the Champions League.
Okazaki placed Leicester in the league with a great finish, not long after Mahrez put the ball in the back of the net from the penalty spot. Brugge got a goal back in the 52nd minute by Izqueirdo but it was not enough. Leicester are now preparing to be in the round of 16 for the first time.
What have you made of the English clubs performances in the Champions League so far? Are they improving? Let us know in the comments below!
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