Sporting Lisbon lost 1 - 2 to Real Madrid & in the process said goodbye to the competition. Real Madrid secures its pass onto the next phase & will decide the Group´s top spot with Borussia Dortmund. However, terrible game from Real Madrid which nearly complicated everything in the latter part of the match.
With Sporting down to 10 men they managed an equalizing with a penalty by Silva in the 80th min & gave the visitors a small fright. The Portuguese side played well all night with quick & dangerous counter-attacks that missed in the final definition. Had Sporting Lisbon been more accurate they could have won this game.
Real Madrid won thanks to two moments...a loose ball in the square that Varane found & scored in the 29th min, & the winner in the 87th min through a Benzema header. Minimum effort with 100% effectiveness.
Good match from Varane & Kovacic.
Sevilla FC lost 1 - 3 to Italian Club Juventus which takes the Group´s top spot. Sevilla FC complicates their pass into the next phase of Champions with this loss. The Spaniards need to at least draw against Lyon in their next game.
Sevilla FC started well with Juventus defending & they scored early in the 9th min through Nico Pareja. But a red card to Fran Vazquez in the 35th min left Sevilla with 10 men & that brought them down. The Juventus equalizer through Marchisio (penalty) in the 45th min was another psychological blow.
The italians slowly grinded their way back into the match during the 2 º half & Bonucci put them ahead in the 84th min. Later Mandzukic sealed things for Juventus in the 93rd min with a third goal for the visitors.
More UEFA Champions League tomorrow with FC Barcelona & Atletico de Madrid in action.