Full-time scoresAnd commentary in the Champions League Matches of yesterday.👇
🇩🇪 Gladbach 4-0 Shakhtar 🇺🇦
🇬🇷 Olympiacos 0-1 Man City 🏴
🇳🇱 Ajax 3-1 Midtjylland 🇩🇰
🇪🇸 Atletico 0-0 Lokomotiv 🇷🇺
🇩🇪 Bayern 3-1 Salzburg 🇦🇹
🇮🇹 Inter 0-2 Real Madrid 🇪🇸
🏴 Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta 🇮🇹
🇫🇷 Marseille 0-2 Porto 🇵🇹
Gladbach 4-0 Shakhtar 🇺🇦
Borussia Monchengladbach scored three times in a powerful first half before cruising past Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 on Wednesday to stay top of Champions League Group B with two matches remaining.
Breel Embolo hit the woodwork as Shakhtar, missing key players through injury, desperately struggled to keep pace with the Germans.
Stindl floated in a corner for Nico Elvedito head in Gladbach's second goal in the 34th minute before fellow Swiss international Embolo's superb bicycle kick in first-half stoppage time made it 3-0.
The hosts took their foot off the gas in the second half but still added a fourth when Oscar Wendt whipped in a free kick from the right in the 77th minute and the ball sailed across a crowded box and ended in the back of the net.
It was the Foals' first win in their last four Champions League home group games after drawing their last three.
Gladbach are top of the group on eight points and next play Inter Milan before facing Real in their final match.
OLYMPIAKOS 0-1 MAN CITY
FT: Despite a small late rally from Olympiakos, Man City are through to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Phil Foden's wonderful first half goal ultimately sealed the victory, but again, Man City are guilty of not taking their chances - they should have been out of sight in the first half.
But it's job done as they qualify for the last 16 for the eighth year in a row.
Ajax 3-1 Midtjylland
There's no Champions League football for a while now, with the international break looming, but both sides do have domestic ties this weekend. Midtjylland face off with Copenhagen, while Ajax travel to Utrecht. Until then however, thank you for joining us - and have a great week!
Midtjylland deserve something over the next few months. They're not likely to be reaching the round of 16 - and they're probably the odds-on favourite in Group D to not make the cut for the Europa League either. But today proved that they deserve to be here, coming from a goal down inside a minute to turn this into a competitive encounter. Full credit to them.
A chalked-off second goal for Antony proved to be moot in the end, as Ajax's quickfire double in the first half is enough to see them get to winning ways in the Champions League against a sparky Midtjylland in Group D. The hosts more than played their part in a initially lively encounter, but couldn't crack the visitors' more defensive approach as the game wore on - and continue their European adventure empty-handed. Full-time at the MCH Arena, it finishes Midtjylland 1-2 Ajax.
Atletico 0-0 Lokomotiv 🇷🇺
Atletico Madrid huffed and puffed against Lokomotiv Moscow but had to a settle for a disappointing 0-0 draw at home in the Champions League on Wednesday, which left them with plenty to do if they are to reach the knockout stages.
Atletico thought they had found a breakthrough midway through the second half when Koke netted on the rebound after a shot from Yannick Carrasco, but the goal was eventually ruled out for a narrow offside following a VAR review.
Bayern 3-1 Salzburg
To the knockout stages Bayern march, but manager Hansi Flick will surely be sending his German giants right back to the drawing board too.
A bench littered with international stars such as Leroy Sane just about muscled their way past an ambitious Austrian side out for revenge for the scars inflicted at Bayern’s hands earlier this month.
On another night, it would not be unreasonable to see Salzburg at least two goals to the good at half-time and an iron grip on the contest. But football and fairness are not interchangeable, and Bayern delivered a lesson in opportunism.
Inter 0-2 Real Madrid 🇪🇸
Vital victory for Real Madrid that depended on Zidane's changes and Rodrygo's definition; Inter managed to play very well by lapses but it was not enough to reflect it on the scoreboard.
Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta
Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta commentary
Liverpool's hopes of early progress to the Champions League knockout stages were dealt a blow as Jurgen Klopp's gamble backfired in a 2-0 defeat at home to Atalanta.
Marseille 0-2 Porto
Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to their Champions League campaign with a dominant 3-0 win at Marseille.
Summer-signing Ferran Torres gave City the lead from close range after some slack Marseille passing (18), before Oleksandr Zinchenko hit the outside of the post with a low effort.
Marseille waited to up the ante in the second half, but City doubled their lead before the hosts could truly threaten, as Ilkay Gundogan swept home from 10 yards following Raheem Sterling's header across goal (76).
Sterling then turned scorer, tapping home the third from a trademark Kevin De Bruyne delivery (81), meaning City top Group C by three points following Porto's win over Olympiakos, while Marseille are bottom, and without a Champions League win in 11.
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