Champions League review, stats and video highlights from matchday five, including Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Spurs

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Wednesday's review

Liverpool's Champions League progress will go down the final group match once again after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Napoli.

Last December, qualification was not secured until the last kick of the last game, also against the Serie A club, and while the stakes are not as high this time around - a draw will do against RB Salzburg - the defending champions still have a job to do.

Defender Dejan Lovren's second-half header cancelled out a contentious opener from Dries Mertens and means only a win in Austria will guarantee they top Group E.

Jurgen Klopp's 100th European fixture as a manager was not the occasion he would have liked as Napoli, unbeaten in three of their four encounters against them over the last two seasons, made things difficult.

Salzburg kept their own qualification hopes on track with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Genk in Belgium.

Two goals in three minutes just before the break from Patson Daka and Takumi Minamino set them on their way before Hee-Chan Hwang effectively put the game to bed in the 69th minute.

Mbwana Samatta pulled one back for the hosts five minutes from time but Erling Braut Haland restored the three-goal advantage late on.

Chelsea saw safe passage to the knockout stages slip agonisingly away as Daniel Wass' fluke stole Valencia a 2-2 draw in Group H at the Mestalla.

The Blues thought Christian Pulisic's nudged finish would sneak them into the European top tier's last 16 but, just when Chelsea started to home in, on victory up popped Wass.

Earlier, Mateo Kovacic fired his first Chelsea goal on his 71st Blues appearance, cancelling out Carlos Soler's opener.

Ajax top the group on 10 points, two points clear of Valencia and Chelsea, after a 2-0 win at Lille - who were already eliminated. Hakim Ziyech and Quincy Promes were on target for the Dutch side.

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in his 700th appearance for the Catalan giants to ensure they finish top of Group F.

Luis Suarez and Messi scored within four minutes of each other in the first half to send Barcelona 2-0 up and Antoine Griezmann made it three midway through the second half.

Substitute Jadon Sancho pulled one back for Dortmund, who must now hope Barcelona take points from Inter Milan in the final game as they face Slavia Prague with both sides on seven points.

Lautaro Martinez notched a brace and Romelu Lukaku also found the net as Inter ran out 3-1 winners at Slavia to keep themselves in the hunt.

RB Leipzig qualified for the Champions League knockout stage for the first time in their history after battling from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Benfica.

Benfica were coasting through goals from Luis Pizzi and Carlos Vinicius before a pair of added-time goals from Emil Forsberg earned the Germans a 2-2 draw.

Artem Dzyuba and Magomed Ozdoev gave Zenit St Petersburg a 2-0 win over Lyon.

Zenit and Lyon are both tied on seven points, three clear of Benfica who sit at the bottom on the table.


Game-by-game highlights

Valencia 2-2 Chelsea - report here

Valencia vs Chelsea(2-2) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Chelsea have played more UEFA Champions League away games against Valencia without losing than any against any other opponent in the competition (W2 D2).
  • Valencia have won just one of their eight UEFA Champions League matches against Chelsea (W1 D4 L3), winning 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture in September.
  • Chelsea have lost just one of their last 12 away UEFA Champions League matches in Spain, although eight of these contests have ended level (W3 D8 L1).
  • Carlos Soler’s goal was Valencia’s 100th in the Champions League on home soil, joining Real Madrid and Barcelona as the three Spanish teams to have done so. Indeed, only England (4) has more sides to reach this landmark in the competition.
  • Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic has scored as many goals in his last seven matches in all competitions as he managed in the previous 36 beforehand (6 goals – Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea).
  • Since the start of last season, no Valencia player has scored more goals (three) or registered more assists (four) in European competition than Rodrigo Moreno.
  • Valencia’s Daniel Parejo has been directly involved in three goals in five Champions League appearances this season (1 goal, 2 assists). Before this campaign, he had neither scored or assisted in the competition (19 apps).
  • Mateo Kovacic has scored his first goal in 122 appearances across all club competitions, netting his first goal for Chelsea on his 71st appearance, and with his 45th shot.

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli - report here

Liverpool vs Napoli (1-1) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their previous eight games in all competitions at Anfield when behind (W5 D3).
  • In all European competition, Napoli have failed to win their last 10 away matches in England (W0 D2 L8), facing six different English teams in that time (Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Leeds United, Liverpool and Man City).
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 16 Champions League games at Anfield (W11 D5), last tasting defeat in October 2014 against Real Madrid.
  • Dejan Lovren has scored eight goals for Liverpool, with the Reds never losing when the Croatian centre-back has scored (W7 D1). Each of his last three goals have come at Anfield.
  • Liverpool’s James Milner has 11 assists in the Champions League since the start of the 2017-18 campaign; no player has provided more.
  • Dries Mertens has been directly involved in 17 goals in his last 18 Champions League starts (13 goals, 4 assists), including five in this campaign alone (4 goals, 1 assist).

Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Olympiakos - report here

Tottenham Hotspur vs Olympiacos (4-2) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane became the fastest player to score 20 UEFA Champions League goals, reaching the tally in just 24 appearances and breaking the record held by Alessandro Del Piero since 1998 (26 appearances).
  • This was the first time ever a team managed by José Mourinho had come from two goals down to win in a UEFA Champions League game – he had lost the previous 13 games he’d been 2+ goals behind in.
  • Harry Kane has scored 23 goals in 23 appearances for Tottenham and England this season.
  • Olympiakos are winless in their last 13 UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L10), conceding 34 goals across those matches.
  • José Mourinho tonight took charge of his sixth different club in the UEFA Champions League (FC Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Spurs); only Carlo Ancelotti has managed more teams in the competition (8).
  • Dele Alli ended a run of 16 UEFA Champions League games without a goal, scoring for the first time since November 2017 against Real Madrid. All four of Alli’s goals in the competition have come at home.

Manchester City 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk - report here

Man City vs Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Manchester City are now unbeaten in their last 10 group stage games in the UEFA Champions League (W7 D3), since losing back to back games in September 2018 (Including a 2-1 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in December 2017).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have drawn three consecutive UEFA Champions League games for the very first time.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have gone unbeaten in four consecutive UEFA Champions League away games for the first time in their history (W2 D2).
  • Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan scored his second goal in five appearances in this season’s UEFA Champions League with both goals coming against Shakhtar Donetsk.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk’s Manor Solomon has now scored in each of his first two away appearances in the UEFA Champions League, coming off the bench to score both times.

Barcelona 3-1 Borussia Dortmund

Barcelona vs Dortmund (3-1) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Barcelona recorded their 149th Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund; only Real Madrid (158) have won more in the competition’s history.
  • Borussia Dortmund have lost back-to-back away games in the Champions League group stages for the first time since November 2011 (v Olympiakos and Arsenal).
  • Lionel Messi has now had a direct hand in 48 goals in his 34 Champions League group stage matches at the Camp Nou, scoring 34 times and laying on 14 assists for his teammates.
  • Barcelona have now won 27 of their last 31 Champions League group stage matches at home (D4) since a 1-2 defeat to Rubin Kazan back in October 2009.
  • On what was his 700th appearance for Barcelona in all competitions, Lionel Messi made his 140th Champions League appearance. Indeed, only five other players have featured more often than the Argentine in the competition’s history (Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Raul and Ryan Giggs).
  • Luiz Suarez has scored in three straight Champions League matches at home for Barcelona for the first time since a run of six matches between September 2015 and September 2016.
  • Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has become just the fourth different Englishman to score a Champions League goal against Barcelona at Camp Nou, after Andy Cole, Steve McManaman and Frank Lampard.

Slavia Prague 1-3 Inter Milan

Slavia Prague vs Inter Milan (1-3) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Inter Milan have now won two of their last three Champions League matches (L1), as many victories as they managed in their previous eight in the competition (W2 D3 L3).
  • Slavia Prague are now winless in 10 Champions League matches since they won their first ever match in the competition (D4 L6).
  • Inter Milan have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 15 of their last 16 Champions League matches, last keeping one away from home in the competition against Lile back in October 2011.
  • Romelu Lukaku netted Inter Milan’s winner in this match against Slavia Prague – his first goal in the competition for the Nerazzurri. Indeed, he registered three goal involvements in the same Champions League game for the very first time.
  • Tomas Soucek’s penalty for Slavia Prague was the first goal Inter Milan have conceded from the spot in the Champions League since November 2004, when Valérien Ismaël netted for Werder Bremen.
  • Lautaro Martinez has become just the fourth Inter Milan player to score in four consecutive Champions League matches for the club after Samuel Eto’o, Christian Vieri and Hernán Crespo.

Lille v Ajax

Lille vs Ajax (0-2) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Ajax have won their last two Champions League matches against French opposition after failing to win in their previous five, securing back-to-back wins against teams from France for the first time since October 2010.
  • Lille are now winless in 11 home matches in the Champions League – only FCSB have ever had a worse run in the competition (13 between 1996 and 2013).
  • Ajax have hit the woodwork 11 times in the Champions League since the start of last season – only Real Madrid have done so more often in this period (15).
  • Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech has either scored or assisted in each of his last seven away games in the Champions League, registering a total of three goals and six assists during this period.
  • Dusan Tadic has provided seven assists for Ajax in the Champions League since the start of last season; no player has recorded more in the competition in this period.
  • Quincy Promes has scored four goals in his five Champions League appearances for Ajax – he netted just two in the five he made for Spartak Moscow in the 2017-18 season.

Genk 1-4 Salzburg

Genk vs RB Salzburg (1-4) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • RB Salzburg have scored 16 goals in the Champions League this season; the most goals by an Austrian side in a single campaign in the competition. Indeed, before Salzburg, Sturm Graz held this record with 13 goals in 2000/01.
  • KRC Genk are winless in their last 17 UEFA Champions League matches (W0 D8 L9). It is the joint-fourth longest winless run in the competition’s history and the longest since December 2017 (Maribor – 17 matches).
  • KRC Genk have lost two successive home games in European competition for the first time in their history (excluding qualifiers).
  • Red Bull Salzburg’s Erling Haaland has become the first teenager in the history of the European Cup/UEFA Champions League to score in five consecutive appearances in the competition.
  • Erling Haaland is one of two players this season to score in each of the five matchdays so far in the Champions League this season (also, Robert Lewandowski).
  • Salzburg's Patson Daka is the first player from Zambia to score a goal in the Champions League, the 103rd nation to provide a goalscorer in the competition.

Leipzig 2-2 Benfica

Leipzig vs Benfica (2-2) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Benfica have now failed to win in 11 away games in the European Cup/Champions League against German opposition, losing each of their previous 10.
  • Leipzig’s two goals to draw the match were the latest goals they have ever scored in the Champions League, having never previously netted in the 90th minute in the competition.
  • Leipzig have conceded eight of the 17 goals they have let in in Champions League against Portuguese teams (Benfica and Porto).
  • RB Leipzig’s Ethan Ampadu (19 years, 74 days) has become just the second Welsh teenager to start a Champions League match, after Aaron Ramsey, who did so for Arsenal back in November 2008 (17 years, 315 days).
  • Emil Forsberg has been involved in three goals in his last two Champions League matches for Leipzig (2 goals, 1 assist) – as many as in his first 14 appearances in the competition with Leipzig and Malmö FF (2 goals, 1 assist).
  • Benfica’s Pizzi has been involved in goals in each of his last three appearances in the Champions League (2 goals, 1 assist) after registering just one assist and no goals in his previous 33 such games for the Eagles.

Zenit St Petersburg v Lyon

Zenit vs Lyon (2-0) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Zenit are now unbeaten in seven home matches against French opposition across European competitions (W5 D2; including qualifiers).
  • Lyon are now winless in four UEFA Champions League games against Zenit (W0 D1 L3), only against Barcelona have they played more games without winning in the competition (eight).
  • Lyon have lost back-to-back Champions League group stage matches away from home for the first time since November 2010.
  • Both of Zenit’s two goalscorers tonight (Artem Dzyuba and Magomed Ozdoev) have been directly involved in more Champions League goals for the club this season than any other players (three each).
  • Artem Dzyuba has now scored eight Champions League goals for Zenit, only Hulk (10) has netted more for the Russian side in the competition.
  • Zenit’s Yuri Zhirkov has assisted goals in back-to-back Champions League matches at home for the first time in his career – as many assists as he managed in his previous 16 home games in the competition across spells with CSKA Moscow and Chelsea.

Tuesday's action

Galatasaray 1-1 Club Brugge

Galatasaray vs Club Brugge (1-1) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Galatasaray have failed to win any of their last 10 UEFA Champions League games (D3 L7), equally their longest winless run in their history in the competition (Also 10 games in November 1994 and September 2015).
  • Club Brugge remain unbeaten against Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League (W1 D3).
  • Galatasaray became the 32nd and final team to score in this season’s UEFA Champions League, netting with their 39th shot in the competition in 2019-20.
  • Galatasaray’s Adem Buyuk has scored on his first Champions League start with his first shot in the competition.
  • Galatasaray’s opener; scored by Adem Buyuk and assisted by Omer Bayram was the first time two Turkish players have combined for a Champions League goal for the club since March 2013 (Selcuk Inan assisted Hamit Altintop in a 3-2 win against Schalke).
  • Club Brugge’s Crepin Diatta is the first player to both score and be sent off in a Champions League game since Fernando Torres in April 2016 (for Atletico Madrid against Barcelona).
  • Club Brugge have seen two players sent off in a Champions League game for the second time in their history, the first since September 2003 against Celta de Vigo.

Real Madrid 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid vs PSG (2-2) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has faced Thomas Tuchel more times without ever winning in the Champions League than he has against any other manager (P4 W0 D3 L1).
  • Paris Saint-Germain have lost just two of their last 25 Champions League group stage games (W17 D6 L2), going unbeaten in their last 10 such games.
  • Real Madrid have won just one of their last five home Champions League games (W1 D2 L2), after winning 17 of their previous 22.
  • PSG’s Kylian Mbappe has been directly involved in 27 goals in his last 26 Champions League appearances (18 goals, 9 assists).
  • Karim Benzema has scored eight goals in his last nine Champions League games against French teams.
  • Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema made his 100th start in the Champions League – no Frenchman has made more in the competition (level with Patrice Evra).

Crvena Zvezda 0-6 Bayern Munich

Red Star Belgrade vs Bayern Munich (0-6) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Bayern Munich have won all five of their UEFA Champions League matches this season, scoring 20 goals, with eight of those coming against Crvena Zvezda.
  • Since the start of last season, Crvena Zvezda have conceded 36 UEFA Champions League goals – more than any other team.
  • Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski became only the second player in UEFA Champions League history to score four goals in a game on more than one occasion, along with Lionel Messi who has also done so twice.
  • Crvena Zvezda didn’t attempt a single shot in the first half or have a touch in Bayern Munich’s box in the first 45 minutes. They were the first team to do neither in the first half of a UEFA Champions League game this season.
  • Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his last nine UEFA Champions League group stage matches, netting 17 goals in total.
  • Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (eight each) have scored more UEFA Champions League hat-tricks than Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (three).
  • Bayern Munich scored 16 away UEFA Champions League goals in this season’s group stage – the most of any side in a single group stage campaign away from home.

Atalanta 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb (2-0) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Atalanta have lost just once in their last 15 home games in all European competition (W7 D7 L1). Indeed, their 2-0 win tonight was their first ever win in the Champions League.
  • Dinamo Zagreb are without a win in each of their last 18 away Champions League games, losing 15 times in this run (D3).
  • Dinamo Zagreb have never won an away game against an Italian team in all European competition (D4 L10), losing each of the last five such games in a row.
  • Since the start of last season, Atalanta have scored more goals in all competitions than any other Serie A side (139).
  • Atalanta’s Luis Muriel netted his first ever Champions League goal, in what was his 12th appearance in the competition.

Lokomotiv Moscow 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen (0-2) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Bayer Leverkusen won consecutive UEFA Champions League games for the first time since November 2014 under manager Roger Schmidt.
  • Since the start of last season, Lokomotiv Moscow have lost nine UEFA Champions League matches – more than any other team.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have benefited from three own goals in this season’s UEFA Champions League, with only two teams benefiting from more in a single campaign – Inter Milan in 2002/03 (four) and Barcelona in 2017/18 (five).
  • Lokomotiv Moscow have only conceded three own goals in their UEFA Champions League history but two have been against Bayer Leverkusen this season – Benjamin Höwedes away at Bayer and Rifat Zhemaletdinov tonight.
  • Bayer Leverkusen defender Sven Bender scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in his 32nd appearance in the competition – it was assisted by Charles Aránguiz, his first assist in the competition also.
  • Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has now won each of his last two UEFA Champions League games, having won none of his first nine in the competition (D2 L7).

Juventus 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Juventus vs Atletico Madrid (1-0) | UEFA Champions League Highlights
  • Juventus’ victory means they will finish top of their UEFA Champions League group for the third time in the last four seasons, progressing in second place on the other occasion in 2017-18.
  • Juventus have won four consecutive home group stage games in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since October 2008 (12 in a row).
  • Atlético Madrid have lost consecutive Champions League group stage matches for the first time since October 2009.
  • Juventus’ Paulo Dybala has been directly involved in four goals in his last four UEFA Champions League games, scoring his first ever direct free-kick in the competition tonight.
  • Paulo Dybala has scored eight goals in the UEFA Champions League since the start of last season, more than any other Juventus player.

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