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That's all from us this evening after yet another thrilling night in the Champions League.

Until next time, farewell! ๐Ÿ‘‹

'So many good things happened tonight'


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to BT Sport: "It was good, we could have done better and been more calm in the first half but we were a bit hectic. That is not unusual when you put a team out that has not played together a lot. Some people think we might play an easy game but we were not here for that, Anfield is sold out so we want to go [for it].

"Thiago's goal, wow! It is so important, so many good things happened tonight, players got minutes, rhythm, confidence, nobody got hurt, our head of rehab said give James Milner 15 minutes and he got 12 or 13. Jordan Henderson played, Andrew Robertson came on and the right players could get rested like Trent Alexander-Arnold, who should not play all the time.

"If you are in our squad, you are good football player. I have been in the business long enough not to throw players in who are not ready. Neco Williams can play, people might be surprised with Tyler Morton but he did exceptionally well. He is a good player and really pleased for him that he put a performance in like this."

'It's good to keep standards up'


Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to BT Sport: "As a group we wanted to approach it properly, professionally and win the game. It is good to keep standards up, especially after Saturday. We made changes and carried on the winning way.

"You want to play as much as you can, games in succession is where the fitness and rhythm comes from. It is good having Thiago back and Tyler Morton did really well with the experience around him.

"It would be good to go through will all wins to take forward into the competition. Everyone dreams of playing at the San Siro in the Champions League, away at Milan and that is what we are here to do."

Liverpool goalscorer Thiago: "I am glad and happy for the goal, in a moment for me it was important because I am coming back from injury and trying to raise the confidence. How the team played, how we created and defend, we are happy with the young and experienced guys.

"For each player, we have joy when we touch the ball with a nice pass or nice shot.

'The most important thing is to qualify'


PSG captain Marquinhos to Canal+: "The most important thing is to qualify. Sometimes you finish top and you play a really strong club. Sometimes you finish second and you end up with a better draw.โ€

'Our fans deserved a good performance'


Bernardo Silva to BT Sport: โ€œWeโ€™re very happy with the win and very happy because we qualified first in the group.

โ€œWeโ€™re very happy as well because our fans deserved a good performance and a good win. Itโ€™s just one game but weโ€™re through to the last 16โ€

Gabriel Jesus on Bernardo's assist for his winning goal: โ€œThatโ€™s Bernardo. I know his quality so thatโ€™s why I waited and finished good. If I can score and come in and help my team, thatโ€™s what I want to do every time I go on the pitch. I just want to help, try to help and it was a great ball from Bernardo so I had to score.โ€

Table-topping City


Big names through, big names out!


So, what does all that mean?

Well Manchester City and PSG are both through in Group A, with City group winners.

In Group B Milan kept their hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Atletico with Liverpool, already through as group winners, maintaining their perfect record with a 2-0 win against Porto. It means it will be a three-way fight for second place with Porto, Atletico and Milan.

In Group C Sporting beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to seal second place behind Ajax, which means Dortmund are out.

In Group D Real Madrid thrashed Sheriff Tiraspol to take top spot with Inter second after beating Shakhtar Donetsk.

Full time!


The final whistles have gone across Europe! What an evening's action that was.

Here are the results:

Club Bruges 0-5 RB Leipzig

Man City 2-1 PSG

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Milan

Liverpool 2-0 Porto

Sporting 3-1 Dortmund

Sheriff Tiraspol 0-3 Real Madrid

GOAL! Sporting 3-1 Dortmund


Donyell Malen has pulled a goal back for Dortmund in the third of seven minutes of stoppage-time. They need one more goal to keep their hopes alive!

GOAL! Club Bruges 0-5 RB Leipzig


Christopher Nkunku has scrambled home his second and RB Leipzig's fifth to complete a thumping win in Belgium!

GOAL! Atletico Madrid 0-1 Milan


A huge goal in Spain as Junior Messias heads home Franck Kessie's cross to keep Milan's qualification hopes alive!!

Atletico dropping to the bottom of the group at this stage!

GOAL! Sporting 3-0 Dortmund


Sporting have one foot in the knockout stages!

Pedro Goncalves' penalty is saved by Gregor Kobel but Pedro Porro sweeps home the rebound!

WATCH: Jesus scores as Man City fight back against PSG


WATCH: Salah scores fine strike to double Liverpool's lead


GOAL! Man City 2-1 PSG


Man City have turned it around!

It's a brilliant strike too. Riyad Mahrez's cross from the left finds Bernardo Silva, who calmly lays the ball back for Gabriel Jesus to stroke home!

WATCH: Sterling levels for Man City against PSG


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GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Porto


It's that man again! Mohamed Salah waltzing his way into the box before forcing the ball home into the near post.

That should seal the points for Liverpool!

WATCH: Benzema curls home Real Madrid's third!


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Liverpool from distance


Definite Benjamin Pavard World Cup 2018 vibes with that Thiago strike. A sweet a strike as you would ever wish to see.

GOAL! Man City 1-1 PSG


Manchester City hit back!

Rodri finds the run of Kyle Walker whose first-time cross deflects off Gabriel Jesus and falls to Raheem Sterling, who stabs the ball home with an outstretched left foot from close range!

WATCH: Thiago fires Liverpool ahead against Porto


GOAL! Sheriff Tiraspol 0-3 Real Madrid


That's the points wrapped up for Real Madrid!

It's another quality strike as well from Karim Benzema, the Frenchman picking the ball up on the edge of the box before curling the ball into the far corner.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Porto


Liverpool take the lead and it's a wonderful strike by Thiago!

A free-kick from the right by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is headed clear but only to Thiago who beautifully cuts across the ball and fires a first-time effort from 30 yards low into the corner. Superb technique!

GOAL! Man City 0-1 PSG


Manchester City spurned a host of chances and now they have been made to pay!

It's wonderful play from back to front by PSG. Messi then plays a one-two with Ander Herrera on the edge of the box before crossing for Kylian Mbappe, who fires the ball through Ederson's legs!

Second half


Here we go again!

WATCH: Kroos doubles Real Madrid's lead


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And that's the half!

Here are the scores on the doors:

Club Bruges 0-4 RB Leipzig

Man City 0-0 PSG

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Milan

Liverpool 0-0 Porto

Sporting 2-0 Dortmund

Sheriff Tiraspol 0-2 Real Madrid

Goal! Sheriff Tiraspol 0-2 Real Madrid


Real Madrid look on their way to three points. It's 2-0 now thanks to a fine strike from Toni Kroos, whose sidefooted effort from the edge of the box hits the underside of the crossbar and bounces over the line!

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Goal! Club Bruges 0-4 RB Leipzig


It's four! What a half this is from RB Leipzig!

It's a great strike from Emil Forsberg too, the Swede cutting in from the left before firing low into Simon Mignolet's bottom-rght corner.

WATCH: Alaba gives Real Madrid the lead


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Goal! Sporting 2-0 Borussia Dortmund


Sporting are in control against Borussia Dortmund and it's another wonderful finish by Pedro Goncalves, who powers the ball home from the edge of the box for his 11th goal in 14 games this season.

Sporting through as runners-up as it stands!

Goal disallowed!


Liverpool think they have taken the lead against Porto but Sadio Mane's strike is chalked off via VAR.

Mane looked to be marginally offside when he ran onto Thiago's through ball.

It was incredibly tight though!

Off the post!


Manchester City are absolutely all over PSG at present, yet somehow they have not scored.

Ilkay Gundogan smacked the outside of the post from Joao Cancelo's pull back before Riyad Mahrez saw a low, curling effort pushed behind by Keylor Navas.

A City opener is surely a matter of time.

Goal! Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Real Madrid


Real Madrid break the deadlock against Sheriff Tiraspol as David Alaba's free-kick takes a deflection off the Sheriff wall and flies beyond the wrongfooted goalkeeper.

Goal! Sporting 1-0 Borussia Dortmund


Sporting take the lead against Dortmund!

It's an awful error in the Dortmund defence as a long ball is allowed to squeeze through to Pedro Goncalves, who calmly slots home for his sixth goal in four games.

Sporting need to score one more goal to secure second place at Dortmund's expense.

A man in form


Goal! Club Bruges 0-3 RB Leipzig


This is turning into a rout!

Angelino's cross from the left is met by Andre Silva, who sends a looping header beyond Simon Mignolet into the corner.

Off the line again!


That was very nearly a delcious goal for Manchester City.

Beautiful interplay from Gundogan and Bernardo tees up Mahrez, whose curling effort from inside the area looks destined for the top corner only for Hakimi to get a slight touch with his head to send the ball just over the ball!

Goal! Club Bruges 0-2 RB Leipzig


RB Leipzig in complete control now! Emil Forsberg has made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Brian Brobbey was brought down by a clumsy challenge from Kamal Sowah.

Goal! Club Bruges 0-1 RB Leipzig


RB Leipzig have the lead against Club Bruges!

Christopher Nkunku strokes home from close range after Andre Silva's shot was parried into his path.

As it stands this would mean both PSG and Manchester City go through regardless of their result at the Etihad.

Off the line


Man City nearly take an early lead against PSG!

Riyad Mahrez's free-kick is headed towards goal by Rodri but his looping effort is cleared off the line by Presnel Kimpembe! Mahrez then has a shot pushed behind by Keylor Navas.

Decent start by Pep Guardiola's side.



The six games are now under way.

Strap yourselves in!

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50 up for Kylian


Who needs what?


Manchester City or PSG will qualify with a win tonight. A draw will also see both teams go through if Club Bruges fail to beat RB Leipzig in Group A's other game.

Liverpool are already through as Group B winners with Porto currently holding on to second place, one point ahead of Atletico Madrid. They could qualify tonight with a win should Milan beat Atletico.

It's also a scrap for second in Group C with Ajax already through. Borussia Dortmund face Sporting with both on six points. A win for Dortmund tonight will send them through courtesy of their better head-to-head record. Sporting will progress if they win by more than one goal.

Inter have qualified from Group D after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0. If Real Madrid beat Sheriff Tiraspol they will join them, with the two sides playing each other in the final group game to decide who tops the group.

Full time!


Full time in the two early kick-offs and Inter have secured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk in Group D.

Ajax, who are already through as Group C winners, came from behind to win 2-1 at bottom-of-the-table Besiktas.

What an impact


Not bad for a West Ham reject!

Any spares?


Team news: Liverpool v Porto


Jurgen Klopp has rested some of his big names with Liverpool already through to the next stage as 19-year-old Tyler Morton makes his Champions League debut.

Neco Williams, Ibrahima Konate and Takumi Minamino also come into the side, with Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Diogo Jota on the bench.

Veteran centre-back Pepe and the highly-rated Luis Diaz are named in the Porto line-up.

Team news: Man City v PSG


Manchester City make three changes from the side that beat Everton at the weekend, with Ruben Dias, Riyad Mahrez and Oleksandr Zinchenko coming into the side.

There's still no Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish, with Phil Foden joining them on the sidelines.

PSG start with their blockbuster front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, with the aforementioned Ramos on the bench.

Ramos on bench for PSG


Now for some team news and it could be a significant night for Sergio Ramos, who could finally make his PSG debut.

The Spaniard has been named on the bench for tonight's game against Manchester City.

What's coming up?


There are two matches already underway. Besiktas lead Ajax 1-0 in Group C at the start of the second half, while in Group D it's goalless between Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The other matches taking place tonight are:

Group A

Club Bruges v RB Leipzig

Man City v PSG

Group B

Atletico Madrid v Milan

Liverpool v Porto

Group C

Sporting CP v Borussia Dortmund

Group D

Inter v Shakhtar Donetsk

Sheriff Tiraspol v Real Madrid

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Ten of the 16 knockout stages are still up for grabs as the penultimate round of matches continues.

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