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Dele Alli scores for the Spurs: Champions League Tottenham 3-1 Real Madrid

An exciting and surprising Matchday Four of the 2017-18 Champions League season is over.

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the knockout stages. A win for either side would have put them through to the Last-16, however it was the Spurs who stunned the Champions League holders with a stunning performance. Spurs’ Dele Alli struck twice before Christian Eriksen added another to send Spurs fans into ecstacy, with supersar Cristiano Ronaldo adding a consolation goal for Zinedine Zidane's side.

Liverpool beat Maribor 3-0 at Anfield, and Manchester City beat Napoli 4-2 away to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Reportedly, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is on Real Madrid’s list of candidates to replace Zinedine Zidane who is under pressure with Los Blancos well off the pace both domestically and in Europe. Mourinho is at the top of their list if Real Madrid decide to fire the Frenchman. Atletico Madrid are facing up to the prospect of being in the Europa League after their 1-1 draw with Qarabag on Tuesday. 

Tottenham’s Dele Alli celebrates scoring their first goal with Kieran Trippier.

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Champions League gameweek 4 results

Manchester United made easy work of Benfica in a 2-0 victory at home, while Barcelona, Juventus, and Atletico Madrid were all held to surprising draws. Tottenham Hotspur hosted the Champions League holders at Wembley on Wednesday, while Liverpool welcomed Maribor, and titan Premier League club Manchester City traveled to Italy to take on Serie A Napoli.

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Manchester United 2-0 Benfica

Manchester United goal: Mile Svilar 45 o.g, Daley Blind 78 pen

Manchester United’s £75m top striker Romulu Lukaku failed to score again and goes into this weekend’s clash with Chelsea suffering a five match goal drought. Meanwhile United manager Jose Mourinho asked paying spectators to be more conspicuously grateful to Lukaku and his side, and to enjoy the game. United are only 1 point away to advancing to the quarter-final.


Manchester United - de Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Blind, McTominay, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Young, Rashford, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Shaw.

Benfica - Svilar, Douglas, Jardel, Dias, Grimaldo, Pizzi, Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Salvio, Jimenez, Goncalves. Subs: Julio Cesar, Lopez, Samaris, Jonas, Seferovic, Eliseu, Cervi.

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Celtic 1-2 Bayern Munich

Celtic goal: Callum McGregor 74

Bayern Munich goals: Kingsley Coman 22, Aguinaga Javi Martinez 77

Bayern conceded seven goals in their last two Champions League games on the road. New Bayern Manager Jupp Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti earlier this month. Celtic dropped out of the 2017-18 Champions League tournament with the loss.


Celtic - Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Bitton, Tierney; Brown, Armstrong; Forrest, McGregor, Sinclair; Dembélé. Subs: De Vries, Griffiths, Gamboa, Hayes, Rogic, Ntcham, Ajer.

Bayern Munich - Ulreich; Rafinha, Süle, Boateng, Alaba; Tolisso, Javi Martínez, Vidal; Robben, Coman, Rodríguez.  Subs: Starke, Hummels, Thiago, Rudy, Kimmich, Friedl, Wintzheimer.

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Roma 3-0 Chelsea

Roma goals: Stephan El Shaarawy 1, Stephan El Shaarawy 36. Diego Perotti 63

The giant sides that enjoyed a six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge faced each other again this time in Rome. Stephan El Shaarawy opened the match scoring for Roma at 44 seconds then added a second before half-time. Diego Perrotti scored the third for Serie A club Roma on the hour mark. Chelsea was unable to score a single goal. Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois could have conceded more goals. Roma goalie Florenzi gets credit for the clean sheet.


Roma - Alisson, Florenzi, Fazio, Juan Jesus, Kolarov, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman, El Shaarawy, Dzeko, Perotti. Subs: Skorupski, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Moreno, Under, Gonalons, Gerson, Manolas.

Chelsea - Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Pedro, Morata, Hazard. Subs: Caballero, Drinkwater, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Christensen. 

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Liverpool v Maribor

Mohamed Salah scored a brace against Maribor earlier this month. Liverpool put seven past Maribor in the reverse fixture back in Slovenia and is favored to win this match. The Reds are top of their Group with a trip to Seville and a visit from CSKA Moscow coming up.

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Napoli v Manchester City

Pep Guardiola will be feeling confident against  Napoli who currently sit on top of Italian Serie A. Napoli need a win against Manchester City if they want to progress to the knock out stages of the Champions League. City are top of the Premier League.

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2017-18 groups, fixtures and results after gameweek 4 ...

Champions League Group A

Manchester United top Champions League Group A

Manchester United are almost sure to go through to the Champions League knock-out phase after Benfica’s rookie goalkeeper Mile Svilar enabled Jose Mourinho's side to win due to an own goal. Recently, the 18-year-old Benfica goalie became the youngest ever to play goalie in the Champions League competition on a historic night that ended in embarrassment after he misread a Marcus Rashford free-kick and carried it over the line. In the reverse tie Svilar was given a second chance and appeared to be doing much better after he saved Anthony Martial's early penalty. However the Benfica goalie scored another own goal as Nemanja Matic's shot came back off the post and deflected into the net off his back to give United a 2-0 win wrapped up by Daley Blind. The victory puts United six points clear at the top of Group A, ahead of Basel and CSKA Moscow, who won in Switzerland. Basel looked secure to clinch their place in the Champions League last-16 when Luca Zuffi put them ahead however second-half goals from Alan Dzagoev and Pontus Wernbloom gave the Russians hope.

1 Manchester United, 12 points

2 FC Basel, 6 points

3 CSKA Moscow, 6 points

4 Benfica 0 points


Manchester United 3 FC Basel 0
Benfica 1 CSKA Moscow 2


CSKA Moscow 1 Manchester United 4
FC Basel 5 Benfica 0


Benfica 0 Manchester United 1
CSKA Moscow 0 FC Basel 2


Manchester United 2 Benfica 0
FC Basel 1 CSKA Moscow 2


CSKA Moscow v Benfica
FC Basel vs Manchester United


Manchester United v CSKA Moscow
Benfica vs FC Basel

Champions League Group B

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Paris Saint Germain top Champions League Group B 

French Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain and German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich both went through to the Champions League knockout stages after winning their Group B matches on Tuesday. PSG won 5-0 at home against Anderlecht. Bayern Munich beat Celtic 2-1 in Glasgow. PSG  have won their opening 4 group games for the first time since their Champions League debut season in 1994-95, when they won all 6 matches. Marco Verratti curled in the match opener and Neymar won with a 25-yard shot to extend the lead just before half-time. Layvin Kurzawa scored a second-half hat-trick as PSG remained three points ahead of Bayern Munich. Bayern was without the injured Robert Lewandowski and had to work extra hard for their win. A mistake from Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon gave Kingsley Coman the opening goal even though Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side dominated most of the first half. Callum McGregor scored the equalizer but Javi Martinez headed home 3 minutes later to seal the points and qualification for Bayern. If Celtic finish third the side will go into the Europa League.

1 Paris Saint Germain, 12 points

2 Bayern Munich, 9 points

3 Celtic, 3 points

4 Anderlecht, 0 points


Celtic 0 PSG 5
Bayern 3 Anderlecht 0


Anderlecht 0 Celtic 3
PSG 3 Bayern 0


Bayern 3 Celtic 0
Anderlecht 0 PSG 4


Celtic 1 Bayern 2
PSG 5 Anderlecht 0


PSG v Celtic
Anderlecht v Bayern


Celtic v Anderlecht
Bayern v PSG

Champions League Group C

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AS Roma top Champions League Group C

Chelsea was outclassed by Roma who moved to the top of Group C with a 3-0 victory at Stadio Olimpico. Stephan El Shaarawy opened the scoring for Roma at 38 seconds, then took advantage of an Antonio Rudiger error to make it 2-0 at 36 minutes. Diego Perotti scored the third after 63 minutes as Roma moved on to 8 points, leaving Chelsea with 7.

Before the game, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was asked if N’Golo Kante was fit and if he would be happy to settle for a draw.

“No, otherwise he is a difficult player to leave out,” replied Conte.. “His feeling is not 100% and my feeling is it’s not right to push the player. The player must feel the right feeling.”

“Every game I try to win the game,” added Conte. “I try to find the best solution. I will see on the pitch for sure. Roma is a very good team. At Stamford Bridge they played a good game. We must be concentrated on the performance and after the performance we will see the final result.”

Atletico Madrid  were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Qarabag, who took the lead through Miguel Michel before a fine goal from Thomas brought the hosts level. Pedro Henrique was sent off but Atletico could not score again, and also finished with 10 men when Stefan Savic saw red four minutes from time.

1 AS Roma, 8 points

2 Chelea, 7 points

3 Atletico Madrid, 3 points

4 Qarabag, 2 points


Roma 0 Atletico 0
Chelsea 6 Qarabag 0


Qarabag 1 Roma 2
Atletico 1 Chelsea 2


Qarabag 0 Atletico 0
Chelsea 3 Roma 3


Atletico 1 Qarabag 1
Roma 3 Chelsea 0


Qarabag v Chelsea
Atletico v Roma


Roma v Qarabag
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid

Champions League Group D

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Barcelona are on top of Champions League top of Group D

Barcelona remain on top of Group D despite earning a goalless draw at Olympiacos. Juventus v Sporting Lisbon drew 1-1 in Portugal. Bruno Cesar put the hosts in front but Gonzalo Higuain equalized at 78 minutes and Juventus remain three points behind the Catalans.

1 Barcelona, 10 points

2 Juventus, 7 points

3 Sporting, 4 points

4 Olympiakos, 1 point

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Olympiakos 2 Sporting 3
Barcelona 3 Juventus 0


Juventus 2 Olympiakos 0
Sporting 0 Barcelona 1


Barcelona 3 Olympiakos 1
Juventus 2 Sporting 1


Olympiakos 0 Barcelona 0
Sporting 1 Juventus 1


Sporting v Olympiakos
Juventus v Barcelona


Olympiakos v Juventus
Barcelona v Sporting

Champions League Group E

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Liverpool are on top of Champions League Group E

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool defeated Maribor 3-0 at Anfield to go top of Group E. Roberto Firmino's first-half header was sent to the crossbar by Maribor goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic, but Mohamed Salah scored the opening match goal for Liverpool early in the second half. James Milner's penalty was saved by Handanovic, after Aleksandar Rajcevic's foul on Firmino, before Emre Can sent home Liverpool's second. Daniel Sturridge added a late third.

Spartak Moscow dropped to third after going down 2-1 at Sevilla. Goals from Clement Lenglet and Ever Banega put Sevilla 2-0 up and sub Ze Luis scored for Spartak.

Liverpool FC v NK Maribor - UEFA Champions League

1 Liverpool, 8 points

2 Spartak Moscow, 7 points

3 Sevilla, 5 points

4 Maribor, 1 point


Liverpool 2 Sevilla 2
Maribor 1 Spartak Moscow 1


Spartak 1 Liverpool 1
Sevilla 3 Marbibor 0


Maribor 0 Liverpool 7
Spartak Moscow 5 Sevilla 1


Liverpool 3 Maribor 0
Sevilla 2 Spartak 1


Spartak Moscow v Maribor
Sevilla v Liverpool


Liverpool v Spartak Moscow
Maribor v Sevilla

Champions League Group F

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Sergio "Kun" Aguero scored his 178th goal for Manchester City to break 78-year record. City are on top of Group F

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City qualified for the knockout stages as Sergio Aguero set a new Man City goalscoring record in a 4-2 win away at Napoli. Nicolas Otamendi's header cancelled out Lorenzo Insigne's opener before John Stones' first-half header hit the crossbar. Stones conceded a penalty for his foul on Raul Albiol and Jorginho converted. City came back to make it  3-2 through Kun Aguero, whose 178th goal for the club broke Eric Brooks' 78-year record. Then Raheem Sterling added City's fourth in stoppage time as side as on fire Manchester City extended their 100 per cent winning record in Champions League Group F to four matches.

Shakhtar Donetsk are close to securing second place after a 3-1 home win against Feyenoord who took an early lead through Nicolai Jorgensen's header, but Shakhtar hit back through Facundo Ferreyra and two more goals from Marlos.

1 Manchester City, 12 points

2 Shakhtar Donetsk, 9 points

3 Napoli, 3 points

4 Feyenord, 0 points


Shakhtar 2 Napoli 1
Feyenoord 0 Man City 4


Man City 2 Shakhtar 0
Napoli 3 Feyenoord 1


Man City 2 Napoli 1
Feyenoord 1 Shakhtar 2


Shakhtar 3 Feyenoord 1
Napoli 2 Man City 4


Man City v Feyenoord
Napoli v Shakhtar


Shakhtar vs Nan City
Feyenoord vs Napoli

Champions League Group G

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Besiktas are on top of Champions League Group G

Besiktas remain top of Group G after drawing 1-1 with Monaco in Istanbul. Rony Lopes opened the match scoring for Monaco but the goal was cancelled out by Cenk Tosun's penalty for Besiktas after Jorge's foul on Ricardo Quaresma. Porto delayed Besiktas' qualification by beating RB Leipzig 3-1 at home to move to second place in Group G. Hector Herrera gave Porto the lead and Timo Werner equalized for Leipzig level. Then goals from Danilo and Maxi Pereira secured Porto their second group win.

1 Besiktas, 10 points

Porto, 6 points 

RB Leipzig. 4 points 

4 Monaco, 2 point


Porto 1 Besiktas 3
Leipzig 1 Monaco 1


Monaco 0 Porto 3
Besiktas 2 Leipzig 0


Leipzig 3 Porto 2
Monaco 1 Besiktas 2


Besiktas 1 Monaco 1
Porto 3 Leipzig 1


Besiktas v Porto
Monaco v Leipzig


Porto vs Monaco
Leipzig vs Besiktas

Champions League Group H

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Tottenham Hotspur are on top of Champions League Group H

Tottenham Hotspur hero Dele Alli fired a double as the Spurs beat holders Real Madrid 3-1 to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. Alli's close-range goal opened the first half scoring for the Spurs, and the England international made it 2-0 with a shot that deflected off Sergio Ramos. Harry Kane set up Christian Eriksen for Tottenham's third. Real Madrid superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the defending champions. Spurs are on top of Group H by three points from Zinedine Zidane's side. Real Madrid remain second and are five points above  Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia, who drew 1-1 in Germany. Dortmund opened the match scoring through Raphael Guerreiro, but Mickael Pote equalised for Apoel early in the second half.

Tottenham Hotspur, 10 points 

Real Madrid, 7 points 

3 APOEL, 2 points

4 Dortmund 2 points


Tottenham 3 Dortmund 1
Real Madrid 3 APOEL


APOEL 0 Tottenham 3
Dortmund 1 Real Madrid 3


Real Madrid 1 Tottenham 1
APOEL 1 Dortmund 1


Tottenham 3 Real Madrid 1
Dortmund 1 APOEL 1


Dortmund v Tottenham
APOEL v Real Madrid


Tottenham v APOEL
Real Madrid v Dortmund

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