On Wednesday, November 8, the Champions League’s fourth matchday came to an end. Braga was defeated by Real Madrid, securing their spot in the Round of 8. Arsenal maintains first place. Bayern Munich and Manchester United cling on.
Real through to the last eight
On the fourth day of the Champions League, Real Madrid triumphed 3-0 over Braga. Brahim Diaz, starting in Jude Bellingham’s place, opened the score in the 27th minute. After the interval, Vinicius Jr. did the same (58th). Three minutes later, in the 61st, Rodrygo’s third goal cemented Madrid’s triumph. With four victories in as many games, the White House has secured its spot in the last eight. After the Spaniards comes Napoli (7 points), who previously drew with Union Berlin. Now, the Italians need only a victory to qualify.
Disillusionment in Mancunian eyes compared to a wonderful night for the Bavarians
After giving themselves a fright, Bayern Munich defeated Galatasaray 2-1 to clinch qualifying.It was difficult for the Bavarians to defeat the Turks.In the 61st minute, Wilfried Zaha and company took the lead, but the goal was ruled offside.They would lose to a brilliant Harry Kane in the last ten minutes of the match. Twice, the English striker handed his club the advantage. To cut the gap, the Turkish team turned to Cédric Bakambu, a replacement.Bayern Munich has secured a spot in the last eight of the Champions League with 12 points.
Manchester United had a dreadful evening in the Champions League during the other match. The Red Devils fell 4-3 in the last seconds of the game against Copenhagen, despite having an amazing start to the game (0–2 before the half-hour mark). Even after the hour mark (69th), Bruno Fernandez was able to get his side back ahead. With 10 men against11, they could not maintain their lead. Before the half, Marcus Rashford was substituted (42′). With two matchdays remaining, André Onana and company are bottom of Group A. The future does not seem bright for the faltering English.
Arsenal makes a thoughtful decision
Arsenal is about to secure their spot in the next round of the Champions League, having not played in the competition for five years. On Wednesday, November 8, the Gunners decided to play Sevilla seriously. 2-0, the English club defeated the Spanish team. After a feed from Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard gave his side the lead just before the half-hour mark (the 29th).Saka increased his team’s advantage in the 64th minute off a feed from Gabriel Martinelli. Sevilla, who were vastly outmatched, finish with zero points and are in last position with only two.PSV Eindhoven defeated RC Lens 1-0 to reclaim second position in the standings. There is still much to play for in this group, and the following matchday will be crucial.