The group stage of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is already handing down the early verdicts when it comes to teams qualifying for the Round of 16 and others suffering elimination from the most prestigious club tournament in the world.
Borussia Dortmund are out of the Champions League in the group stage. Two goals by Pedro Goncalves and a red card for Emre Can condemned Dortmund to a 2-0 defeat as their boom and bust campaign suffers knockout blow. By the time Dortmund regroup for the Europa League in February they may fancy their chances in Europe's second-tier tournament.
Leipzig are now in pole position to finish third in the standings and secure a berth in the Europa League, ahead of their Belgian hosts. Manchester City and Paris St Germain have secured the top two places in the group and will progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.
3. Sheriff are now guaranteed to finish third in the group and drop into the Europa League.
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