UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 concluded on Wednesday with eight matches across Europe. The end of the matchday brought wins for Real Madrid, Porto, Atalanta, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach. The victories for Bayern Munich and Manchester City put them through to the round of 16.
But even with some of the big-name clashes throughout the day, most of the focus throughout the world of the sport was on the passing of Diego Maradona, who died at the age of 60. Celebrations of his life and career went on throughout the world following the news, and these games held moments of silence for the Argentine legend.
Here's a look at all of the final scores from Wednesday:
Champions League scores
- FINAL: Borussia Monchengladbach 4, Shakhtar 0
- FINAL: Manchester City 1, Olympiacos 0
- FINAL: Bayern Munich 3, Red Bull Salzburg 1
- FINAL: Atletico Madrid 0, Lokomotiv Moscow 0
- FINAL: Real Madrid 2, Inter Milan 0
- FINAL: Porto 2, Marseille 0
- FINAL: Atalanta 2, Liverpool 0
- FINAL: Ajax 3, Midtjylland 1
Inter's struggles continue
It was a terrible, awful, no good, very bad day for the Serie A side at the San Siro on Wednesday. The club's first ever loss at their home grounds to Real Madrid started off on a sour note with allowing Eden Hazard to score his first Champions League goal since 2017 from the penalty spot less than 10 minutes into the match. That start sent Inter all out of sorts and their game only got uglier as the minutes ticked on. The low point was Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal picking up two yellow cards in quick succession for dissent and getting sent off in the first half. That, plus Rodrygo's blasted volley to give Madrid a 2-0 lead likely doomed Inter to the Europa League, as they sit at the bottom of their group through four games.
Draw in Madrid keeps RB Salzburg's hopes alive
The American-coached Austrian side had a rough go of it against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, losing 3-1 to the reigning Bundesliga champions. No moment characterized their struggles against the German Giants more than when, even while having a one-man advantage, Leroy Sane scored a header that gave Bayern a 3-0 lead. But, in addition to their late single goal, they'll see a bit of hope following this loss with Atletico Madrid and Lokomotiv Moscow ending their match with a 0-0 draw. The goalless tie gives Salzburg a puncher's chance at making the knockout stages. If they hope to make this incredible comeback, however, they'll need to do a bit better at converting their chances.
Bayern (1.37) 3-1 (3.50) Salzburg— The xG Philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) November 25, 2020
Atalanta blanks Liverpool
Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho all found themselves on the bench Wednesday against a club that the reigning Premier League champions absolutely destroyed just a couple weeks ago with a 5-0 score line. This time, however, it was Atalanta's turn to return the shutout favor. The Italian club was able to put together a free-flowing side that had forwards and midfielders popping up all over the place, which overwhelmed the backline of Liverpool. Part of the blame could also be attributed to Liverpool's attitude in the early stages of the match, as the squad seemed to not wake up fully until Josip Ilicic scored the opener. While it wasn't quite the quintuple the Reds put on a couple matchdays ago, the double was still enough to take the three points from their group's favorite.