UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Season | Matchday 6 Roundup

The UEFA Champions League resumed this week and the excitement was high as ever with the top clubs in Europe fighting to win the continental competition.

PSG 4-1 Club Brugge

The evening’s outcome looked set in stone from the referee’s very first whistle, as the hosts took just 70 seconds to break the deadlock. Kylian Mbappe linked well with Nuno Mendes down the left-hand side before clinically slotting home the Portuguese’s rebounded cross into Simon Mignolet’s bottom corner. PSG’s talisman doubled his and his side’s tally soon after, volleying in Angel Di Maria’s beautifully-weighted lofted pass to pretty much seal the result inside seven minutes. If there were any doubts about PSG’s lead, Lionel Messi squashed them in the 38th minute. The Argentinian put the visitors out of sight with a sensational effort, collecting Mbappe’s pass, dribbling towards the opposition goal and curling the ball past Mignolet from range.

Pochettino and Paredes ‘very pleased’ after Brugge win

Check out Mauricio Pochettino’s reaction after the game against Brugge in the 2021-22 Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain won 4-1 thanks to doubles from Mbappé and Messi.

Milan 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool started off strongly, as is the case usually this season, barely letting the home side play. However, Milan did score first, but did not hold onto the lead for long, as Salah equalized very soon after. The Liverpool press, even with the second team, continued their press but couldn’t get a winner before the halftime whistle. 10 minutes after haft time, Divock Origi headed in his second winning goal in 4 days, and Liverpool looked in the mood to score more but the scoreline remained 2-1. The highlight of the second half though, for some, was surely Nat Phillips doing a slick Cruyff turn in the Liverpool penalty box in the 67th minute.

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

Spanish giants Barcelona failed to make the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 for the first time in 20 years after a defeat to German champions Bayern Munich condemned them to third place in Group E. The 3-0 defeat means that Barca will instead be playing in the Europa League when the European competition returns in early 2022. Barcelona’s defeat in the south of Germany coupled with Benfi’a’s 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv at home means it will be the Portuguese side that will be joining Bayern in the last sixteen of Europe’s premier club competition.

Other results:

Leipzig 2-1 Man City
Porto 1-3 Atletico Madrid
Dortmund 5-0 Besiktas
Ajax 4-2 Sporting CP
Real Madrid 2-0 Inter
Shahktar 1-1 Sheriff
Juventus 1-0 Malmo
Zenit 3-3 Chelsea
Benfica 2-0 Dynamo Kyiv
Man Utd 1-1 Young Boys
Salzburg 1-0 Sevilla
Wolfsburg 1-3 Lille
Atalanta 2-3 Villarreal

Qualified for last 16

  • Ajax
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Bayern Munich
  • Benfica
  • Chelsea
  • Inter Milan
  • Juventus
  • Lille
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • Manchester City
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Real Madrid
  • RB Salzburg
  • Villarreal