Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group F: Galacticos Join Dortmund In Knockout Stage

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

At Lisbon:

Karim Benzema (that's him celebrating here) scored the winning goal in the 87th minute as Real Madrid clinched a berth in the knockout stage with a 2-1 road win over Sporting CP.

Associated Press photo by Steven Governo

At Dortmund, Germany:

Shinji Kagawa (17', 18') and Marco Reus (32', 52') each scored twice as Borussia Dortmund put the hurt on visiting Legia Warsaw 8-4.  Here, we see Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele scoring in the 29th minute.

Associated Press photo by Martin Meissner

Group F Standings:

1. x-Borussia Dortmund (GP: 5; GD: +12; PTS: 13) 
2. x-Real Madrid (GP: 5; GD: +6; PTS: 11)
3. z-Sporting CP (GP: 5; GD: -2; PTS: 3)
4. z-Legia Warsaw (GP: 5; GD: -16; 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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