Champions League – Matchday 6 Roundup

The UEFA Champions League’s group stage officially ended and we have the 16 teams going through to the first Knockout Round, the 8 teams who are going to continue their journey in the Europa League and the eight who are done with European club competitions for this season.

Group A


After a great run in both Serie A and the Champions League, Napoli finally lost their first match of the season. It was an even game, with signs of brilliance from both teams’ forwards, however it ended with a 2-0 Liverpool victory. Still, Napoli are first, thanks to head-to-head results, Liverpool are second.

Ajax grabs the Europa League spot, while Rangers are just happy that the European season is over for them. They end the season with a goal difference of 2 to 22.

Group B

01/11/22FC Porto2Atlético Madrid1
01/11/22Bayer 04 Leverkusen0Club Brugge0

Speaking of teams with shambolic European campaigns this season, Atletico Managed managed to lose against FC Porto as well, which means they are officially out of Europe. Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen drew against Club Brugge, moving them to 3rd. After an enthusiastic start of the campaign, Club Brugge failed to secure first place, putting FC Porto at the top spot.

Group C

01/11/22Viktoria Plzeň2Barcelona4
01/11/22Bayern München2Inter0

No surprises whatsoever in Group C, as Barcelona beat Viktoria Plzen(2-4) and Bayern beat Inter(2-0). It was known after the 5th round that Bayern and Inter are going through, 1st and 2nd, while Barca are continuing their journey in the Europa League. At least we anticipated that Lewandowski might get his rest.

Group D

01/11/22Olympique de Marseille1Tottenham Hotspur2
01/11/22Sporting CP1Eintracht Frankfurt2

As anticipated, group D was crazy! Spurs won against OM thanks to a last minute goal, while Frankfurt beat Sporting, but instead of a thousand words, just check how the standings changed by the minute.

Despite a decent effort, Marseille are out of Europe, Sporting will continue in the Europa League. Can Conte finally break his UCL curse and go far in the UCL?

Group E

02/11/22Chelsea2GNK Dinamo Zagreb1
02/11/22Milan4Red Bull Salzburg0

AC Milan needed a win against Red Bull Salzburg and a win is what they got. With Olivier Giroud being in top form, the Rossoneri beat their Austrian rivals 4-0 at the San Siro. In the other match of the group, Chelsea, using some of their reserves, got revenge on Dinamo Zagreb. Chelsea goes through from 1st, Milan from 2nd. RB Salzburg are going to Europa League.

Group F

02/11/22Real Madrid5Celtic1
02/11/22Shakhtar Donetsk0RB Leipzig4

Normality was the name of the game in Group F as well, as favorites Real Madrid and RB Leipzig won their matches and went through to the next round. Real Madrid put 5 past Celtic, with conceding one, however the Scottish team actually had a decent game, with a few chances to score. After a horrible start to the their UCL campaign, Marco Rose managed to turn RB Leipzig’s ship around and they won their last 4 games to go through.

Group G

02/11/22Manchester City3Sevilla1
02/11/22FC København1Borussia Dortmund1

There was not a lot to play for in the last matches of the group and teams acted accordingly, with both Man City and Borussia Dortmund resting key players. City did win their game though, while Kobenhavn managed to get an extra point, by drawing against Dortmund. City first, Dortmund second, Sevilla 3rd. Pretty much as expected.

Group H

02/11/22Juventus1Paris Saint-Germain2
02/11/22Maccabi Haifa1SL Benfica6

Last week we have said that PSG are probably going to end up first in the group and we were wrong. Benfica managed to score not less than 6 goals against Maccabi Haifa, which put them on the same goal difference, as well as the same head-to-head, however they finished first due to their greater number of goals scored away from home.

Juventus gets the UEFA Europa League spot, while Maccabi is eliminated from Europe for this season.

Last but not least, this round’s Team of the week!