Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UEFA Champions League: Group G: Foxes Advance To Knockout Stage

Two Tuesday contests took place in Group G of the UEFA Champions League.

At Leicester, England:
Shinji Okazaki (5') and Riyad Mahrez (PK-30') each delivered a goal as Leicester City won Group G and locked up a berth in the knockout stage with a 2-1 home victory over Club Brugge, who were eliminated from European competition.   Here, we see the aforementioned Mr. Okazaki battling Club Brugge's Timmy Simons for the ball.

Associated Press photo by Rui Vieira

At Copenhagen, Denmark:

FC Copenhagen kept their chances of advancing to the knockout stage alive by battling visiting FC Porto to a 0-0 stalemate.  Dragons head coach Nuno Santo, with a perplexed look on his face, watches from the sidelines.

POLFOTO photo via Associated Press by Jens Dresling

Group G Standings:

1. y-Leicester City (GP: 5; GD: +6; PTS: 13)
2.    FC Porto (GP: 5; GD: +1; PTS: 8)    
3.    FC Copenhagen (GP: 5; GD: +3; PTS: 6)
4. o-Club Brugge (GP: 5; GD: -10; PTS: 0)

y-Won Group G and clinched berth in knockout stage

o-Eliminated from European competition

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