Sixth and final daymatch of the groups of the UEFA Champions League 2021-2021. FC Inter’s humiliating inability to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and take advantage of Real Madrid’s victory over Borussia M'Glabach prevented the Milanese from qualifying to the best 16 for the third year in a row.
However, Italy brought three other clubs among the best 16: Juventus FC, SS Lazio and Atalanta Bergamasca. PSG beat Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 in the second half of the disputed match suspended on Tuesday night for racist remarks from the fourth referee, with the two clubs leaving the field.
PSG and RB Leipzig qualified, Manchester United eliminated. Manchester City defeated Olympique Marseille 3-1, Liverpool FC made 1-1 against Midtjylland. Bayern Munich-Lokomotiv Moscow finished 2-0, Porto defeated Olympiakos Pireus 2-0.
Here are the sixteen qualified for the best-16 of the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League. Seeds: FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid CF, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, FC Chelsea, BVB Borussia Dortmund, Juventus FC, PSG. Second classified: Atletico de Madrid, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Porto, Atalanta Bergamasca, Sevilla Futbol Club, SS Lazio, FC Barcelona, RB Lipsia.
In the UEFA Europa League: RB Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympiakos Pireus, Ajax Amsterdam, Krasnodar, Club Bruges, Dinamo Kiev, Manchester United. Eliminated from all UEFA competitions: Lokomitiv Moscow, FC Inter, Olympique Marseille, FC Midtjylland, Rennes, Zenit St.
Petersburg, Ferencvaros, Istanbul Başakşehir. The draw for the last-16 will take place on Monday 14 December 2020.
Cristiano Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi!
Barcelona 0-3 Juventus: the Piemontese club defeated the Catalans 3-0 at the Camp Nou with a superb performance in the UEFA Champions League sixth and last daymatch.
Juventus therefore won its group. Barcelona had not lost at home in the Champions League since 2013. Ronaldo who returns to his area in the 81st minute to remove a ball from Messi gives the signal. Buffon holder and parante launches a new assault of the old Juve.
The game is the best performance of Pirlo's Juventus in a big match this season, with the 3-4-1-2 becoming 4-4-2 defensive, with super Alex Sandro and Juan Cuadrado. All eleven Juventus players play at a high level and at a high pace, the high pressing works and attacks, the exits from the bottom make the Catalan one jump.
Ramsey and McKennie always find the right corridors to enter, Arthur played a great match, and also Alvaro Morata proved to be the best man of this Juventus season. Ronaldo shoots after 8 minutes, leading; Danilo tries it from outside a minute later; at 13 'Juve is already ahead.
Everything starts from a ball worked great on his own trocar by Ramsey: throw for Cuadrado, who finds Ronaldo in the area: on the contact between Araujo and the Portuguese the referee whistles a penalty, perhaps in a somewhat generous way.
Ronaldo converts centrally, finding his first goal against Messi in the Champions League. Juve find the 2-0 before Messi and his teammates manage to reach the shot once. It is 20 'and it is a great action, again started by Ramsey, continued by McKennie who opens on the right for Cuadrado: Ronaldo cuts, they follow him in two, Cuadrado crosses as he knows how to do, McKennie goes in half overturned for the 2-0 .
Lionel Messi starts to turn up and test Buffon's reflexes: he will do it three or four times during the match, always finding Gigi's hands to deflect. He will often do it alone, or leaning on Jordi Alba, while Griezmann is almost never seen.
In the end of the first half Juve is lowered, but also the defensive performance comes out: not only Bonucci and De Ligt, but also the increasingly convincing Danilo. Ronaldo returns, Morata lightens up with his escapes. At the beginning of the second half Juve brings many men back to the opposing area and after five minutes the pressure leads to the clear handball of Lenglet (for anticipate McKennie).
Ronaldo changes transformation of the penalty, crossing, not exultation: 14th goal at Camp Nou, the non-home stadium where he scored the most.