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