UEFA Champions League at the half: Leicester, BVB cruising; Spurs level

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Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League play has seen matches across the spectrum of offensive pedigree, as we’ve seen several scoreless halves combine with a match in Germany that saw five goals in under 15 minutes.

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Monaco 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Eric Dier chopped down Fabinho for a no-questions-asked PK, but Hugo Lloris dove right to stop Radamel Falcao‘s poor attempt.

Leicester City 1-0 Club Brugge

The Foxes spot in the knockout rounds was fairly secure already, but Shinji Okazaki‘s fifth minute goal is making it look academic. Riyad Mahrez added a 30th minute penalty. If Porto fails to win at Copenhagen, Leicester will have clinched the top spot in Group G, and can focus on their Premier League relegation battle.

CSKA Moscow 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (FT)

In the early game, Kevin Volland’s early road goal was enough for a point, as Bayer went three points and two goals worth of difference ahead of Spurs for second in Group E. CSKA is a point behind Spurs.

Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Legia Warsaw

Christian Pulisic got another notable UCL start — aren’t they all? — but the visiting Polish powers took the lead thanks to a Aleksandar Prijovic 10th minute goal. Then Shinji Kagawa scored two goals in five minutes to restore order. Nuri Sahin made it 3-1 before Prijovic scored another to give the match five goals in 14 minutes.

Sevilla 1-1 Juventus

Nicolas Pareja had the in-form Spanish side flying at home, but a Claudio Marchisio penalty kick leveled it up before the break.

Elsewhere
Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 Lyon
Sporting CP 0-1 Real Madrid — Varane scores.
Copenhagen 0-0 Porto

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