Real Madrid con­firms lead­er­ship, Manch­ester City fol­lows, in fifth round of Cham­pi­ons League

The Daily News Egypt - - Sports -

The first day of the fifth round of the Cham­pi­ons League yes­ter­day, saw eight im­por­tant and strong games, dur­ing which sev­eral teams qual­i­fied, while oth­ers left the cham­pi­onship.

Real Madrid is among the first teams to qual­ify for the round of 16 of the cham­pi­onship, af­ter beat­ing Italy’s Roma with two goals, top­ping the group with 12 points.

In the same group, Roma qual­i­fied af­ter CSKA Mos­cow, lost to its guest FC Vik­to­ria Plzeň of Czech Re­pub­lic, both teams’ points stopped at four,five points less than the Ital­ian team.

In Group E, FC Bay­ern Mu­nich qual­i­fied for the round of 16 af­ter beat­ing S.L. Ben­fica of Por­tu­gal with a score of 5-0 at Al­lianzArena,tak­ing the lead of the group with 13 points.

The same goes for the AFC Ajax, which ranked sec­ond in this group and qual­i­fied for the next round of the Cham­pi­ons League, af­ter a dif­fi­cult win over the Greek team AEK Athens F.C., 2-0, to bring its score to 11 points.

Ju­ven­tus also qual­i­fied for the round 16 of the tour­na­ment, lead­ing the first group, af­ter beat­ing Va­len­cia of Spain, with one goal to noth­ing, bring­ing up its score to 12 points. The Span­ish team then left the tour­na­ment with five points.

Manch­ester United qual­i­fied for the next round with a 1-0 vic­tory overYoung Boys of Switzer­land.The team has 10 points, rank­ing sec­ond in its group.

In Group F,Manch­ester City F.C.qual­i­fied for the round of 16 of the tour­na­ment, af­ter reach­ing a draw with Lyon , to reach a score of 10 points.

The French cham­pi­ons’ Lyon qual­i­fi­ca­tion was de­layed af­ter the draw with Manch­ester City.It now has seven points, two points ahead of its ri­val Ukraine’s FC Shakhtar Donetsk.The next match be­tween the two teams is sched­uled for the next round.The win­ner will qual­ify for the round of 16.


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