Champions League results: Liverpool reach last-16; Real on the brink


uesday night’s Champions League action offered plenty of drama as Liverpool qualified for the knockout stages, while Real Madrid lost to leave themselves on the verge of a group-stage exit.

Liverpool edged a nervy Anfield contest against Ajax 1-0 thanks to a Curtis Jones goal, while Real lost 2-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk to leave them heading into matchday 6 needing results to go their way to stay in the competition – and early reports coming from Spain suggest Zinedine Zidane’s job could at immediate risk following that defeat.

Elsewhere, Inter Milan sealed a vital 3-2 win at Borussia Monchengladbach to leave Group B in the balance, meaning each of Inter, Gladbach, Real and Shakhtar can still qualify in their final game.

Manchester City secured top spot in Group C as they drew 0-0 at FC Porto, with the Portuguese club joining them in the next round. Atalanta drew 1-1 with Midtjylland to dent their hopes of progress, while Marseille fought back to beat Olympiacos 2-1.

Champions League scores and results

5:55pm | Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Real Madrid, Lokomotiv Moscow 1-3 RB Salzburg

8:00pm | Liverpool 1-0 Ajax, Porto 0-0 Man City, Borussia Monchengladbach 2-3 Inter Milan, Marseille 2-1 Olympiacos, Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich, Atalanta 1-1 Midtjylland

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