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UCL Matchday Live Update

Welcome to today's live blog of the UEFA Champions League fixtures. I am Damola and I will be your host. The headline fixture today is Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich.

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19:30

Hi! Welcome to today's coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

19:34

I will be giving you live updates from all 6 matches happening in the Champions League this night.

19:35

That is all 8 p.m kick-off matches.

19:35

However, latest updates at this time from the two 5:45 p.m kick-offs earlier saw Inter Milan defeat Viktoria Plzen 4-0 at the Giuseppe Meazza. That match has ended now

19:38

While FC Porto also defeated Club Brugge away at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges by the same scoreline. 4-0.

8 goals already from 2 matches this night. It seems we are in for a goal fest!
19:41

To the fixtures we are covering tonight.

19:42

Group A

Ajax vs. Liverpool

Napoli vs. Rangers

Group B

Atletico Madrid vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Group C

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

Group D

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Marseille

Tottenham Hotspur vs Sporting Lisbon

19:47

All the lineups from the teams are coming up now.

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19:55

Okay! With all the starting line-ups done, we are ready for action across all 6 stadiums this evening.

19:56

And of course. The star match of the night is Barcelona taking on Bayern Munich at Camp Nou.

19:56

However, even before a ball is kicked in Spain. Barcelona are already out of this season's UEFA Champions League by virtue of Inter Milan securing their qualification to the Round of 16 earlier!

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19:58

In any case. Pride is still on the line as the two rivals battle again.

19:59

It is kick off in all venues in Europe!

20:01

And we have our first goal tonight!

20:05

Daichi Kamada scoring for Frankfurt against Marseille in just the 3rd minute of play!

20:06

In Spain, Bayern are with the ball and playing like the home team.

20:08

With little to play for, Barcelona have to be careful and motivate themselves to avoid another drubbing from the Germans

20:08

The last 6 games beside these sides in Europe have had 23 goals scored

20:10

And just like that! A goal at the Camp Nou!

20:10

You can guess who. Bayern of course! Sadio Mane opens the scoring for the Germans.

20:11

The Barcelona defence were caught sleeping and flatfooted by an incisive pass from Serge Gnabry to Mane. The Senegalese forward made no mistake.

Confirmation of Kamada's goal for Frankfurt
Super Super Sadio!
20:13

And it is raining goals in Europe tonight!

20:14

Opening goals from two other venues

20:14

Napoli have taken the lead against Rangers in Italy. Giovanni Simeone the scorer, Giovanni Di Lorenzo with the assist

20:15

While Bayer Leverkusen have also taken a shock lead away to Atletico Madrid. Moussa Diaby with the goal, Adam Hlozek with the assist.

20:16

Meanwhile, in our star match. Barcelona are trying to stamp their authourity on the match after going behind early

20:17

NAPOLI!!!! The Neapolitans are running riot! Simeone with his second of the night. Napoli 2, Rangers 0

20:18

Only two stadiums have not seen any goals tonight. 

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham vs Sporting CP

The Johan Cruyff Arena, Ajax vs Liverpool

Confirmation of Diaby's goal for Bayer Leverkusen against Atletico Madrid
Napoli have now scored 19 goals in the UCL this season. In barely 5 games
20:22

GOAL! Atletico Madrid equalise!

20:24

Yannick Carrasco pulls Atletico level. Griezmann with the assist.

20:24

MARSEILLE! The French are also level now in Germany.

20:25

The former Arsenal man, Guendouzi scores for Marseille, Chancel Mbemba with the assist

20:26

It is 1-1 between Frankfurt and Marseille now.

It is also 1-1 between Atletico and Bayer now.

20:27

Well. Another goal in Germany. Frankfurt take back the lead at home!

20:27

Randal Kolo Muani with the goal for Frankfurt. Now 2-1 to Frankfurt against Marseille

20:28

Meanwhile, Sporting CP have finally opened the scoring in London.

20:29

A shock lead for the Portuguese. Marcus Edwards with the goal, Paulinho with the assist. Sporting Lisbon 1, Tottenham 0

Confirmation of Sporting taking the lead
20:31

it is the half-hour mark across all venues now. This is the latest score line from all venues.

Ajax 0 - Liverpool 0

Napoli 2 - Rangers 0

Atletico 1 - Bayer 2

Barcelona 0 - Bayern 2

Frankfurt 2 - Marseille 1

Tottenham 0 - Sporting CP 1

20:33

And yes! Another goal at Camp Nou! Bayern again!

20:33

GOAL! From Choupo-Moting, assist from Gnabry again.

Choupo-Moting scores for Bayern Munich against Barcelona
20:35

The only game without any goal now is Ajax vs Liverpool

Confirmation of Marcus Edwards goal for Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham
General Mane!
Well! The jokes are on Barcelona tonight
What are memes, without the meme lords, Pawpaw!
This marriage has now been consummated!
20:41

Finally! A goal in Netherlands! For Liverpool!

20:42

Salaaaah! The Egyptian king strikes! 1-0 to Liverpool!

20:43

In Spain, Bayern are not relenting. They are looking for their third.

20:44

Oh! Penalty in Spain! For Barcelona! VAR checking.

20:44

Lewandowski brought down. English referee Anthony Taylor waiting for VAR Stuart Atwell to give a go-ahead. The VAR tells Taylor to check himself.

20:46

Big call! No penalty! And De Ligt gets his yellow card revoked. The Dutch defender got some of the ball before contact with Lewandowski

20:47

It is half-time at the Camp Nou now. Barcelona 0 - Bayern Munich 2.

20:48

Bayern have dominated this match. Barcelona have shown they do not belong to this level at this time. The Xavi-led side were second fiddle all through the half. The closest they got was a penalty call overturned.

20:49

No going out of the Champions League in a haze of glory for Barcelona tonight. Or too son to tell?

20:49

Meanwhile, it is half-time in all 6 venues in the Champions League this evening. These are the score updates from all the matches.

20:50

Group A

Ajax 0 vs Liverpool 1

Napoli 2 vs Rangers 0

Group B

Atletico 1 vs Bayer 2

Group C

Barcelona 0 vs Bayern 2

Group D

Frankfurt 2 vs Marseille 1

Tottenham 0 vs Sporting Cp 1

20:53

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored Bayer's second goal of the night at the Wanda Metropolitano

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Bringing you the best of reactions at the half-time break. Need a breather? Gobble these up.

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21:02

The players are back on the pitch at the Camp Nou. Bayern bring on Marcel Sabitzer in place of Leon Goretzka who was already on a yellow card.

21:04

Second half is now underway across all venues.

21:05

Welcome back to the UEFA Champions League live coverage

21:07

GOAL!!! Liverpool doubled their lead! And it is Darwin Nunez, assist from Andrew Robertson.

21:08

Liverpool and Napoli are now set to be the two teams to qualify from Group A. Napoli have 15 points, Liverpool have 12. Both sides will meet on the final matchday to determine the group leader,

21:09

Liverpool are on fire! 3-0 to the Reds. Harvey Elliot with the goal!

21:10

GOAL in Spain! Atletico are now level! Rodrigo de Paul with the goal, Carrasco with the assist. Atletico Madrid 2 - Bayer Leverkusen 2

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Confirmation of Nunez's goal for Liverpool
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21:13

Meanwhile, at the Camp Nou, Bayern are still pressing, Barcelona are still fretting, and nothing seems to be changing anytime soon

21:14

Meanwhile, Bayern just saw a goal ruled out. Could have been 3-0 to Bayern at the Camp Nou

This is Group D! The real Group of Death!
21:17

It is past the hour mark in all venues tonight. Here are the score updates.

Ajax 0 - Liverpool 3

Napoli 2 - Rangers 0

Atletico 2 - Bayer 2

Barcelona 0 - Bayern 2

Frankfurt 2 - Marseille 1

Tottenham 0 - Sporting CP 1

21:21

In Spain, Barcelona see their nemesis. Thomas Muller comes on in place of Choupo-Moting

21:21

Benjamin Pavard also replaces Dayot Upamecano for Bayern Munich

21:22

Earlier, Ferran Torres came on for Sergio Busquets for Barcelona

21:23

While Raphinha came in for Pedri. Also for Barcelona

Elliot making history
In Pulse Sports' parlance: "Na why we dey call am GOAT!"
Liverpool are finally getting their money's worth
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Meanwhile, no new goals across all venues.

21:27

Bayern Munich still giving normal service at the Cam Nou. Dominating Barcelona in front of the Spanish fans. 56% ball possession to Bayern. No Xavi-ball here.

21:28

Well. The goals have calmed down for a bit in Europe as we enter the last 15 minutes across all venues.

21:30

Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, Marseille, and Frankfurt still have all to play for. Goals for any of these sides could change their future.

21:31

At the Camp Nou, there have been two substitutions

21:32

Eric Garcia replaced Jules Kounde for Barcelona

21:33

Ansu Fati also came on Ousmane Dembele

21:34

Barcelona are now left with just one substitution. In any case, they are heading for the Europa League.

Watch this Darwin Nunez goal
Simeone has scored 4 goals in 4 UCL matches this season
21:37

Finally! Tottenham grab an equaliser!

21:38

Rodrigo Bentacur is the man! Assist from Ben Davies.

21:38

Tottenham are now top of Group D

21:39

Group D is like a Russian Roulette at this point. Anyone could finish the night top of the group!

Confirmation of Bentacur's goal
21:41

And another Goal! In Italy. At the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. For Napoli

21:42

Centre-back Leo Ostigard with the goal for Napoli. Napoli 3, Rangers 0

21:43

Rangers have not picked up a single pint in the Champions League this season so far. 5 games, 5 defeats, 19 goals conceded, 1 goal scored. Terrible.

Confirmation of Ostigard's goal
21:45

At the Camp Nou, Bayern are in no hurry. Actually, same for Barcelona. The Blaugranas are in no hurry for the inevitable departure to the Europa League

21:46

Any last-minute goals? Any late drama? All venues in Europe stay the same for now.

21:47

The final minute of regulation time in all stadiums now.

21:48

4 minutes added on at the Camp Nou

King Salah!
21:50

It is over between Ajax and Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp and his side qualify for the Round of 16. Ajax 0, Liverpool 3. FULL TIME!

21:52

TOTTENHAM!!!!!

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BAYERN!!!!

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You would not believe it! Two more goals in two stadiums.

21:53

Harry Kane wins it for Tottenham at the death! Tottenham 2, Sporting Lisbon 1. What a comeback!

21:54

And Pavard puts the cherry on the cake for Bayern at the Camp Nou. Gnabry with a hat-trick of assists tonight. Barcelona 0, Bayern 3!

21:55

Drama in London! Kane's goal is cancelled by the VAR!

21:56

And of course. Antonio Conte gets his customary red card! Sent off to the stands.

21:57

Full time in London. Group D is the group to watch out for on Matchday 6.

21:58

Full time across all venues in Europe tonight.

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What an exciting night of football again. The Champions League never disappoints.

21:59

FULL TIME SCORES

Group A

Ajax 0 vs Liverpool 3

Napoli 3 vs Rangers 0

Group B

Atletico Madrid 2 vs Bayer Leverkusen 2

Group C

Barcelona 0 vs Bayern Munich 3

Group D

Eintracht Frankfurt 2 vs Marseille 1

Tottenham Hotspur 1 vs Sporting CP 1

22:03

All over in Europe tonight. 8 matches, 26 matches scored in all games. 3 home wins, 3 away wins, 2 draws.

22:05

All games with over 1.5 goals!

This drama happened in the dying minutes of the Atletico game. Epic!
Liverpool are through. They join Chelsea and Manchester City as English clubs in the Champions League Round of 16. Tottenham are not yet through.
As we end tonight's coverage, it is all Barcelona.
22:15

Thank you for joining me on this live blog from Matchday 5 fixtures of the UEFA Champions League. See you again!

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