The European elite competition ended on Wednesday night and did have some thrilling games.
Here are the results from all 8 groups games :
Arsenal 2-0 Basel
Ludogorets 1-3 P S G
Besiktas 1-1 Dynamo Kiev
Napoli 4-2 Benfica
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Barcelona
Celtic 3-3 Man City
Atl Madrid 1-0 Bayern Mun
FC Rostov 2-2 PSV Eindhoven
CSKA 0-1 Tottenham
Monaco 1-1 Bayern Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Real Madrid
Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Legia Warsaw
FC Copenhagen 4-0 Club Brugge
Leicester 1-0 FC Porto
Dinamo Zagreb 0-4 Juventus
Sevilla 1-0 Lyon
Having secured respective wins against Basel and Ludogorets, Arsenal and PSG became joint group leaders with 4 points apiece. It will all boil down to which of the 2 emerges top after the next 4 games. The 2nd placed team might not get a favourable matchup with any of the other group leaders for the round of 16.
Napoli’s emphatic win over Benfica means they are now 4 points clear of 2nd placed Besiktas. The Serie A side are having a great European campaign thus far. Bottom of the table side, Dynamo Kiev are still without a win, just like the 2 others. So a 2nd place spot is still very much up for grabs.
Manchester City’s winning streak in all competitions this season finally came to an end as Brendan Rodgers’ men held them to a scintillating draw away from home. That leaves Barcelona as group leaders following their comeback victory against Monchengladbach away from the comforts of the Camp Nou and without Messi.
Atletico Madrid once again got the better of Bayern Munich right at home, adding to the Bundesliga’s poor away record. In 11 recent away appearances in Europe, they have lost 6 times and only won twice. Whilst the 2 battle for the top spot, Rostov and PSV’s draw means they are left with a point apiece after 2 games.
Tottenham finally found their feet as they secured a hard-fought win at Russia to earn 3 points. Son once again came to their rescue, and his solitary strike was enough to hand CSKA a loss.
Monaco couldn’t see off Leverkusen in France as both sides settled for the share of points. However, that didn’t stop them from going top of the group, albeit just with a point over Tottenham.
Real Madrid’s difficulty in winning on German soil continued against Dortmund, with the hosts fighting back twice to earn a draw. The 2 now have 4 points, and they are closely followed by Lisbon on 3 points. The Portuguese side saw off Legia Warsaw at home, and that leaves the Polish side with 0 points thus far.
Leicester’s struggles in the local league hasn’t disrupted their 100% start to life in Europe, and they marked their 1st ever Champions League game at the King Power Stadium with a slim win over Porto. The victory came courtesy of a Slimani’s goal. The Algeria has now scored 7 goals against Casillas. Porto have just a point, while FC Copenhagen are behind Leicester’s 6 points by just 2. Brugge have no point.
Juventus and Sevilla got a win respectively over Zagreb and Lyon, leaving them with 4 points each, while the French and Croatian sides have 3 and 0 points respectively.