UEFA Champions League wrap: 12 goals in Dortmund, Juve rallies

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One Premier League team’s UEFA Champions League hopes are soaring, while another will have to wait to find out if it will even make the Europa League.

Leicester City stayed unbeaten through five group stage games to pick up a seeded spot in the UCL’s knockout rounds, while Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the UCL with an atypically poor defensive showing in Monaco.

Leicester City 2-1 Club BruggeRECAP
Monaco 2-1 Tottenham HotspurRECAP

Elsewhere…

USMNT teen Christian Pulisic wasn’t formally credited with an assist, which is tricky to do as an attacking player when your team scores nine. Borussia Dortmund hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4 to maintain control in the race to snare a seeded berth.

BVB is two points clear of Real Madrid, which overcame a late penalty which could’ve cost them against 10-man Sporting CP. Raphael Varane scored early and Karim Benzema finished a late chance in the 2-1 win.

Sevilla‘s early lead through Nicolas Pareja turned out to be smoke and mirrors, as Juventus rebounded to draw level by halftime. The Old Lady scored the only two goals of the second half, with Leonardo Bonucci putting Juve ahead in the 84th minute and Mario Mandzukic making it 3-1 in stoppage time. Juve now holds the edge in the group and cannot finish lower than second.

Lyon can still catch Sevilla, thanks to star striker Alexandre Lacazette’s 72nd minute goal at Dinamo Zagreb.

Elsewhere
Copenhagen 0-0 Porto
CSKA Moscow 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Group E
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Monaco 5 3 2 0 9 4 5 2-1-0 1-1-0 11
Bayer Leverkusen 5 1 4 0 5 4 1 0-2-0 1-2-0 7
Tottenham Hotspur 5 1 1 3 3 5 -2 0-0-2 1-1-1 4
CSKA Moscow 5 0 3 2 4 8 -4 0-2-1 0-1-1 3
Group F
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Borussia Dortmund 5 4 1 0 19 7 12 2-1-0 2-0-0 13
Real Madrid 5 3 2 0 14 8 6 2-0-0 1-2-0 11
Sporting CP 5 1 0 4 5 7 -2 1-0-2 0-0-2 3
Legia Warsaw 5 0 1 4 8 24 -16 0-1-1 0-0-3 1
Group G
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Leicester City 5 4 1 0 7 1 6 3-0-0 1-1-0 13
FC Porto 5 2 2 1 4 3 1 1-1-0 1-1-1 8
FC Copenhagen 5 1 3 1 5 2 3 1-2-0 0-1-1 6
Club Brugge 5 0 0 5 2 12 -10 0-0-2 0-0-3 0
Group H
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Juventus 5 3 2 0 9 2 7 0-2-0 3-0-0 11
Sevilla 5 3 1 1 7 3 4 2-0-1 1-1-0 10
Lyon 5 2 1 2 5 3 2 1-0-1 1-1-1 7
Dinamo Zagreb 5 0 0 5 0 13 -13 0-0-3 0-0-2 0

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