Defending champions Liverpool will need at least a point in their final group game. At Red Bull Salzburg to guarantee reaching the last 16 of the Champions League. After an uninspired draw against Napoli.
The Reds would have gone through as Group E winners with a win but fell behind midway. Through the first half when Dries Mertens beat the offside trap to finish from a tight angle.
Liverpool were far from their best in the first half. As they struggled to put together the fast-flowing attacking football they are capable of. Although went close to equalising on the stroke of half-time when James Milner was denied at the near post.
Chelsea will not know their Champions League fate. Until the final group games after they drew at Valencia in an incident-packed match.
The Blues looked set for a place in the last 16 after Christian Pulisic gave them a second-half lead. And Kepa Arrizabalaga saved Daniel Parejo’s penalty.
But with eight minutes remaining, Daniel Wass’ intended cross from the right. Which deceived Kepa, who appeared to misjudge its flight.
Lionel Messi scored on his 700th Barcelona appearance as they reached the knockout stages of the Champions League. With a win over Borussia Dortmund.
The Argentine, who has now scored 114 goals in the competition. Was the catalyst for Barcelona’s best work throughout.
His slick pass released Luis Suarez for the opener, with the Uruguay forward finding the bottom left corner of the Dortmund goal. Moments after being caught offside when converting another Messi pass.
Romelu Lukaku scored his 250th career goal as Inter Milan won at Slavia Prague. To boost their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.
The Belgian striker, 26, rounded the goalkeeper late on to put Inter back in front with his first Champions League goal for the Serie A side.