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what to remember from this last day of the group stage


The Parisians probably could not imagine that by beating Juve (2-1), during this last day of the Champions League, they could still finish second in this group! Indeed, they had a comfortable lead on goal difference over Benfica. But the Portuguese had an attacking festival in Israel, scoring six goals.

Same number of points, same particular difference, same goal difference, same number of goals scored… The Paris and Lisbon clones were separated on away goals, with an advantage for Benfica.

The Parisians can now fall on a big one in the round of 16, like Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, their executioner of 2022.

Giroud and Milan without shaking

Can Didier Deschamps really do without Olivier Giroud for the World Cup? The AC Milan giant is doing everything, in any case, to sweep away the doubts of its coach, a few days before the announcement of the French players who will leave for Qatar.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea player qualified the Rossoneri almost on his own, with a double and two assists against Salzburg (4-0), who were still dreaming of qualifying.

The second top scorer in the history of the Blues (49 goals) offers qualification to Milan for the first time since the 2013/14 season, an eternity for the most successful Italian club in C1 (seven coronations).

Chelsea, winner of Dinamo Zagreb (2-1), still retains its first place.

Leipzig and Nkunku at the rendezvous

In Group F, after inflicting Real Madrid their first defeat of the season last week (3-2), Leipzig had done a lot of the work. But it was still necessary to validate the qualification against Shakhtar Donetsk, relocated to Warsaw in Poland.

The Germans did it without contest (4-0), with a game of formidable efficiency, symbolized by Christopher Nkunku, scorer and decisive passer. The Frenchman is more than ever in the race for the World Cup, a week before the announcement of the list of Didier Deschamps.

The RB finally finished 2nd, because Real Madrid also ensured the blow, by winning largely against Celtic Glasgow (5-1). Donetsk will play the Europa League.

City and Dortmund rotate

In group G, without any stake for this 6th day, Manchester City and Dortmund, respectively first and second, were able to rotate, against Sevilla and Copenhagen.

The English won 3-1, while the Germans held an anecdotal draw (1-1), the third for Copenhagen this season in C1.

The Sevillians will play the Europa League, like Barcelona, ​​but not like Atlético Madrid, eliminated from all European Cups on Tuesday.


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