Champions League: Double regrets for Marseille

OM believed in the 8th Champions League, they will have nothing at all: the last-second defeat against Tottenham (2-1) on Tuesday qualified the English, joined by Frankfurt, and eliminated the Marseillais from all European Cups.

Two tickets remain to be distributed on Wednesday during the final meetings: AC Milan and RB Leipzig are the best placed to obtain them.

Group D: immense disappointment for OM

The first half of the Marseillais, almost perfect, gave a glimpse of the hope of immense happiness. The second was a nightmare: the equalizer of Clément Lenglet (54th) could still send OM to the Europa League, but the goal in the 95th minute from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg made the Phocaeans lose everything, fourth in group D.

The disillusion is total, because the men of Igor Tudor could have scored more than one goal in the first period, even if that of Chancel Mbemba (45th + 2) was full of rage.

The Croatian coach failed to find the key to restore dynamism to the Olympians, who were terribly disappointed. “When you can’t win, you have to know not to lose. This one will sting, ”lamented Jonathan Clauss on Canal +.

The Londoners snatch first place in the group, just ahead of the Frankfurt team, stunning in Lisbon at Sporting (2-1). World Cup-dreaming France striker Randal Kolo Muani scored the winning goal for the Europa League title-holder. The Portuguese console themselves with a qualification for the C3 play-offs.

Group A: first defeat for Naples, in Liverpool

In full confidence so far, Naples suffered its first defeat of the season on the lawn of Liverpool, winner thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah (85th) and Darwin Nunez (90th + 8).

After an invincibility of 17 matches in all competitions, Napoli ended up cracking, but their wide victory in the first leg (4-1) allows them to logically secure first place in the group ahead of the Reds, already qualified.

The latter will not be immune to the draw for the round of 16 on Monday.

In the other meeting, Ajax Amsterdam validated their third place by winning in Glasgow at Rangers (3-1).

Group B: Atlético humiliated

Sad European autumn for Atlético Madrid. Completely overwhelmed at FC Porto (2-1), the people of Madrid suffered a third defeat in C1 this season and said goodbye to all the European Cups, a first since the 2010-11 season.

With 5 points, the Colchoneros finish fourth, overtaken with the particular difference by Bayer Leverkusen, who held Brugge to a draw 0-0 and will play in the Europa League in February.

“We do not deserve to go to the eighth stage or to the Europa League. If you only manage to win one match in the group stage, that’s what happens, ”reacted Antoine Griezmann at the microphone of Movistar + after this poor performance.

The evening results also allow Porto to take first place in the group, ahead of Club Brugge, a big surprise of this edition.

Group C: six out of six for Bayern

In a group C without the slightest stake, Bayern Munich became the only team to achieve a faultless performance this season, with a sixth victory in six matches, against Inter Milan (2-0), also already qualified. The performance is all the more beautiful as the German club was in the toughest group, also with FC Barcelona.

It was Benjamin Pavard who unlocked the Bavarian counter by scoring with a header (32nd), after having already scored in Barcelona last week. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting doubled the bet (72nd).

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