Inter Milan ease into last 16 as Barcelona exit with a whimper

Liverpool, Inter Milan ease into last 16 as Barcelona exit with a whimper

PARIS: Jürgen Klopp’s side defeated Ajax 3-0 to qualify Liverpool for Wednesday’s Champions League Round of 16. Meanwhile, Inter qualified for Milan to eliminate Barcelona, ​​who also suffered a harmless defeat to Bayern Munich.

Last season’s losers Liverpool knew they could reach the last 16 for 6 consecutive seasons with a draw in Amsterdam.

The Reds, who have been struggling in the Premier League this season, saw Mohamed at half-time as he weathered Ajax’s rush early on before Salah took the lead.

Darwin Nunez missed his goal as he opened from six yards out but doubled his lead with a header just after half-time and Harvey Elliott made his way to the Champions League in his league match.

Liverpool moves on from Group A to join Napoli but needs a four-goal win at Anfield in six days to lead the frenetic Italians after a 3-0 win over Rangers.

Inter Milan got the win they needed to keep Barça out of Group C with her 4-0 win over Czech Viktoria Pilsen at San Siro.

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench following Henrik Mkhitaryan’s opening goal and his two goals from Edin Dzeko to score on his comeback from injury.

It was the second year in a row that the financially struggling Catalans were forced out of the group stage.

The five-time champion failed to add at least a point before being sent off in a 3-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich at the struggling Camp Nou.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Benjamin Pavard lifted Bayern to the top of the group for his fifth win in a row.

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Porto knew that a crucial Group B match against Portugal and Diego Simeone’s team would take place next week if Atlético Madrid won Bayer his Leverkusen, but he decided to keep Club Brugge as his goal. We were down 4-0.

Atlético’s Yannick Carrasco, however, missed a penalty awarded by VAR after the first final whistle to beat Porto in a 2-2 draw.

Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen put him ahead twice with goals from Moussa Diaby and Callum Hudson Odoi.

However, Carrasco’s first-half score and Rodrigo De Paul’s equalizer gave Atlético 40 minutes to find a winner and keep their Champions League campaign alive.

In a chaotic scene, the players were returned to the pitch after VAR spotted a handball from the final tackle of the game.

Porto, one point behind leaders Brugge, could take the lead, while Atlético and Leverkusen will battle for Europa League qualification.

Spurs thought they had beaten Sporting and qualified from Group D when Harry Kane scored a goal in stoppage time, but when the final score was 1-1 he was long out of his VAR. 

Sporting took the lead in the first half with a superb shot from ex-Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards before Rodrigo Bentancur scored from the stands with ten minutes to go.

Kane scored what appeared to be a last-minute goal and celebrated enthusiastically with his home fans in London, but VAR had other ideas.

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