Champions League round-up: Lionel Messi steals show on 700th Barcelona appearance
Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in his look for the Catalan giants to ensure they finish top of Champions League Group F.
Luis Suarez and Messi scored within four minutes of each other to send Barcelona 2-0 up and Antoine Griezmann made it three midway.
Heal Jadon Sancho pulled one back in design as they face Slavia Prague, for Borussia Dortmund, that must now expect Barcelona take things out of Inter Milan in the game, together with both sides on seven points.
Lautaro Martinez scored as Inter ran out 3-1 winners in Slavia to maintain themselves and Romelu Lukaku also found the internet.
RB Leipzig qualified for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in their history after battling from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Benfica.
Prior to the Germans were made a 2-2 draw by a pair of aims from Emil Forsberg benfica were coasting by goals from Carlos Vinicius and Luis Pizzi.
Artem Dzyuba and Magomed Ozdoev gave that a 2-0 triumph over Lyon to Zenit St Petersburg.
Zenit and Lyon are both tied on seven points of Benfica.
Liverpool’s Champions League advancement will go the final group match down after being held to a 1-1 draw at home more.
Last December, eligibility wasn’t secured until the last kick of the last match, also contrary to the Serie A club, also while the stakes are not as high this time around – a draw is going to do away against RB Salzburg – the defending champions still have a job to perform.
Defender Dejan Lovren’s second-half header cancelled a controversial opener and signifies only a win in Austria will ensure they top Group E.
Jurgen Klopp’s 100th European fixture for a manager was not as Napoli, unbeaten within the previous two seasons, also made things difficult, the occasion he’d have liked.
Salzburg maintained their very own qualification hopes with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Genk in Belgium on track.
Two goals in three minutes just before the break from Takumi Minamino and Patson Daka put them ahead Hee-Chan Hwang set the match in the 69th minute to bed.
Mbwana Samatta pulled back to the hosts five minutes but Erling Braut Haaland revived the three-goal advantage on.
Chelsea saw safe passage to the knockout stages slip off as Daniel Wass’ fluke stole Valencia a draw.
The Blues believed Christian Pulisic’s nudged finish would slip them into the high tier’s final 16 but, only when Chelsea started to home in on success , up popped Wass.
Before, Mateo Kovacic fired his first Chelsea goal in his 71st Blues appearance, cancelling out the opener of Carlos Soler.
Ajax top the group on 10 points, two points clear of Chelsea and Valencia, following a 2-0 win at Lille – that were already eliminated. Hakim Ziyech and Quincy Promes were to goal on the side.
The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday, December 16 in Nyon, together with proceedings set to begin at 11am period.