Wednesday, November 23, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group D: Rostov Knock Off Bayern

Two games were played on Wednesday in Group D of the UEFA Champions League.

At Rostov-on-Don, Russia:

Christian Noboa scored the winning goal in the 67th minute as FC Rostov upset visiting (and knockout-stage-bound) Bayern Munich 3-2.  In the above photo, we see Bayern's Thiago Alcantara battling Rostov's Dmitri Poloz for the ball.

Associated Press photo by Sergey Pivovarov

At Madrid:

Kevin Gameiro (55') and Antoine Griezmann (66') delivered the goals as Atletico Madrid locked up top spot in Group D by blanking visiting PSV Eindhoven 2-0.   In this shot, we see two Mattress Makers, Jose Maria Gimenez (center) jumping for the ball with Diego Godin.  Looking on is PSV's Daniel Schwaab.

Associated Press photo by Paul White

Group D Standings:

1. y-Atletico Madrid (GP: 5; GD: +6; PTS: 15)
2. x-Bayern Munich (GP: 5; GD: +6; PTS: 9)
3. z-FC Rostov (GP: 5; GD: -6; PTS: 4)
4. z-PSV Eindhoven (GP: 5; GD: -7; PTS: 1)

y-Won Group D and clinched berth in knockout stage

x-Clinched berth in knockout stage

z-Eliminated from tournament but still alive for Europa League knockout-stage berth

x-Clinched berth in knockout stage

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