DFC Barcelona have reached the first knockout round of the Champions League without superstar Lionel Messi. The Catalans reached a hard-fought 1-1 (0-0) in the top match at Inter Milan.
Jurgen Klopp conceded a bitter 0: 2 (0: 2) defeat with FC Liverpool in Belgrade. Thomas Tuchel only managed a 1-1 (1-0) victory at SSC Napoli with Paris St. Germain.
Messi belonged after his forearm fracture for the first time again to the Barca squad, came in the difficult away game in Milan but not used. Brazil's Malcolm leaped into the breach, bringing the team around national keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen into the lead (82 ') before Mauro Icardi (87') equalized. With ten points Barca is ahead of Inter (7) and can not be displaced by the first two places.
Third is Tottenham Hotspur (4) after a 2-1 (1-0) draw against PSV Eindhoven (1). In London, the former Gladbach Luuk de Jong (2nd) Eindhoven first in the lead, Harry Kane (78./89.) Turned the game.
Liverpool remains the league leader
High tension continues in Group C: Liverpool conceded in Belgrade their second away defeat in a row, but remains with six points but leaders in front of the equal points SSC Naples (6) and Paris (5). Outsider Red Star Belgrade (4) is still in the running. Red star defeated Liverpool thanks to goalscorer Milan Pavkov's two goals, scoring in front of 51,318 spectators after preliminary work by former German international Marko Marin (22/29). For Belgrade it was the first victory in the premier class since 1992.
PSG were first in Naples by the former Munich's Juan Bernat (45 + 2) first in the lead, Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer were in Tuchel's starting eleven. After the break, Lorenzo Insigne (62.) made up for a penalty.
Deep in the crisis, meanwhile, is the AS Monaco with the new coach Thierry Henry. The penultimate of the French Ligue 1 conceded in the 0: 4 (0: 3) against FC Bruges the highest defeat in his Champions League history and lies in Group A with only one point no chance on the last place. Hans Vanaken (12th / 17th), Wesley (24th and Ruud Vormer (85th) met for Brugge's first win, leaving the Monegasque for their first win after the 15th competitive match of the season, as well as the arrival of Dmitri in the morning The Russian billionaire is said to have bribed the police and judiciary with gifts, invitations and similar favors.
In Group D of Schalke 04 defended the FC Porto by a 4-1 (2-0) against Lokomotiv Moscow his championship lead. The Russians have no chance after the fourth defeat in the fourth game on the knockout round.