Champions League scores: Liverpool dominate Ajax to advance as Atletico Madrid, Barcelona crash out

Behind a thumping 3-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday, Liverpool have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League on Matchday 5. Alongside them, Napoli won Group A with a 3-0 victory over Rangers. Group B sees Porto qualify for the round of 16 after a 2-2 draw between Atletico Madrid as Yannick Carrasco's late penalty was saved by Lukas Hradecky. Atletico had a chance for a rebound to go in but it clashed off the bar as they crashed out. 

Chaos at the end of the match between Tottenham and Sporting CP saw things finish level as Harry Kane's 95th-minute winner was ruled out by VAR. Antonio Conte received a red card during the ending moments. Eintracht Frankfurt picked up an important 2-1 victory over Marseille to add to the chaos in Group D.

Matchday 5 has also seen Inter Milan qualify for the last 16 after defeating Viktoria Plzen 4-0. That also means that Barcelona will be in Europa League. In the aftermath of being sent to Europa League, Barcelona lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich as the German side won Group C.  

Follow along as we have updates from all the matches:

Wednesday's broadcast schedule and scores

  • Inter Milan 4, Viktoria Plzen 0
  • Club Brugge 0, FC Porto 4
  • Eintracht Frankfurt 2, Olympique de Marseille 1
  • Barcelona 0, Bayern Munich 3
  • Ajax 0, Liverpool 3
  • Atletico Madrid 2, Bayer Leverkusen 2
  • Tottenham Hotspur 1, Sporting CP 1
  • Napoli 3, Rangers 0

Here are a few takeaways from the matches:

Who moved into the round of 16?

Porto and Liverpool were the only new teams to join the last 16 as 11 spots are now accounted for. The other teams to qualify are Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Napoli, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, PSG, Benfica, and Manchester City. It's not a great season for Spain as Real Madrid are the only Spanish side left in the competition with the elimination of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. This is the fist time since 1998 that only one La Liga team has qualified for the knockout stage.

Chaos here, there and everywhere

There were some stunning endings on Wednesday. Tottenham could've went into the last 16 with a goal to finish their match against Sporting CP, and they came so so close to getting it. Harry Kane had the ball in the back of the net in the 95th minute but was judged to be offside by essentially a toenail as the game ended at 1-1. Spurs didn't deserve to win the match after allowing a goal to former player Marcus Edwards but when Conte made changes to throw as much as possible forward, they came close to pulling off the comeback. Spurs are still leading the group, so they control their destiny but they're missing Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison in attack. 

Here's a look at Kane's chance:

Not to be upstaged, Madrid offered even bigger scenes as after the final whistle was blown, a handball was spotted to give Atletico Madrid a penalty. Carrasco step up to take it but it was saved before Saul's follow-up crashed into the bar. It was one of the most important penalties that Carrasco will take as well as missing it means that the best Atletico can do is end up in Europa League. Built on their defense in the past, this is a different Atleti team than the one we're used to. 

Mohamed Salah with the exclamation

Liverpool are through to the next round and Salah's six Champions League goals are a reason for it. Getting into open space, Jordan Henderson delivered an amazing pass that Salah was able to flick with his first touch into the goal in a 3-0 win. When Liverpool are given space to run, they can still make teams pay and did just that in Amsterdam. 

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What an incredible ending

Crazy scenes in both Madrid and London, with Atletico Madrid that drew after they missed a last minute penalty that was given after the final whistle of the referee thanks to the VAR. In London, Spurs drew after they saw the goal of Kane disallowed. What an ending! 


VAR disallowed! 

Harry Kane scored in the last minute and Spurs are now ahead against Sporting CP but after the VAR check the referee has disallowed the goal for an offside. Crazy scenes. 


Liverpool qualified! 

After winning 3-0 against Ajax, Liverpool have qualified for the round of 16. 


Napoli again! 

Spalletti's team scored the third goal of the match against Rangers with Leo Ostigard. 


Spurs equalize! 

It's 1-1 in London between Tottenham and Sporting CP. It's Rodrigo Bentancur who scored the header from a corner kick by Ivan Perisic. Spurs have now few minutes to win the match and qualify to the next round. 


Almost Diaby on the counter

Bayer have been struggling in the second half but all they need is one goal to make Atletico Madrid sweat.

October 26, 2022, 8:38 PM

Rolling back to de Paul's goal

October 26, 2022, 8:18 PM

Bayern thought they had a goal but it won't count!

Joshua Kimmich had it in the back of the net but was judged to be offside.

October 26, 2022, 8:15 PM

Liverpool again! 

Liverpool scored again with Harvey Elliott. Ajax are now down 3-0 at the Amsterdam Arena. 


Tottenham are pushing

Antonio Conte's team started well the second half and are pushing to score the equalizer. 


Atletico Madrid are fighting back!

Rodrigo de Paul has been able to score quite a goal to pull things back level.

October 26, 2022, 8:09 PM

Darwin Núñez scores!

2-0 in Amsterdam with Liverpool that scored the second goal of the match against Ajax. A nice header of Núñez gives to Jurgen Klopp new hopes. 


We are back in the second half

The late games have resumed. Let's see what happens in the next 45 minutes. 


Barcelona wanted a penalty but it wasn't given

Lewandowski went down but even with a VAR review, the referee went to the monitor and stuck to the decision of no penalty. 

October 26, 2022, 7:46 PM

Salah scores! 

Liverpool score the opening goal of the night in Amsterdam with Mo Salah. Jurgen Klopp side took advantage of the only real chance they had in the first half so far. 


Bayern Munich have also doubled their lead

This time it's Gnabry's second assist as Chupo-Moting got the goal this time. Safe to say Alonso in defense isn't working very well.

October 26, 2022, 7:34 PM

The goals are flowing

Nadiem Amiri laid quite a ball to Callum Hudson-Odoi and Atleti were helpless.

October 26, 2022, 7:32 PM

Frankfurt didn't stay level for long

Sloppy passing from Marseille let Frankfurt go on he counter and Mario Gotze helped create the goal.

October 26, 2022, 7:28 PM

Marseille are level

It's Matteo Guendouzi for the French side as Mbemba played an excellent ball into the box and he didn't miss his chance. This goal is a big one in the context of the group as a whole as well.

October 26, 2022, 7:25 PM

What a goal for Sporting! 

Sporting CP are ahead against Tottenham with a stunning goal by Marcus Edwards. Antonio Conte's team need to react as soon as possible now. 


Simeone again! 

Two goals in fifteen minutes for Giovanni Simeone. This time the assist comes from the left with Mario Rui. Napoli are flying this year in both Serie A and Champions League. 


Simeone scores! 

Napoli are ahead at the Stadio Maradona against Rangers. Di Lorenzo finds the Argentinian striker inside the box who doesn't miss it and scores the opening goal of the night in Naples. 


There goes Sadio Mane

After being confirmed by a VAR review, Mane has slipped past the Barcelona defense. Already making a bad day at Camp Nou a worse one.

October 26, 2022, 7:12 PM
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