Wednesday, November 02, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group F: Dortmund Top Lions To Advance To Knockout Round; Legia Battle Back To Gain Home Draw With Galacticos

Two games were contested on Wednesday in Group F of the UEFA Champions League.

At Dortmund, Germany:

Adrian Ramos scored the only goal of the match in the 12th minute as Borussia Dortmund clinched a berth in the knockout stage with a 1-0 home win over Sporting CP.  Yes, that's Dortmund head coach (or manager) Thomas Tuchel shown here, and no, he's not auditioning to be a baseball umpire.

Associated Press photo by Martin Meissner

At Warsaw, Poland:

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (40'), Miroslav Radovic (58', that's him celebrating here), and Thibault Moulin (83') each scored once as Legia Warsaw battled back from two goals down for a 3-3 home draw with Real Madrid.  Gareth Bale (1'), Karim Benzema (35'), and Mateo Kovacic (85') each scored once for Los Galacticos, who were prevented from clinching a berth in the knockout stage (which, incidentally, moved out of reach for the Polish champions).

Associated Press photo by Alik Keplicz

Group F Standings:

1. x-Borussia Dortmund (GP: 4; GD: +8; PTS: 10)
2.    Real Madrid (GP: 4; GD: +5; PTS: 8)
3.    Sporting CP (GP: 4; GD: 1-; PTS: 3)
4. z-Legia Warsaw (GP: 4; GD: -12; PTS: 1)

x-Clinched berth in knockout stage

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

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