Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday in Group A of the European Champions League, and together they reached the quarter-finals.
Pep Guardiola’s team raised its score to 12 decisive points, leading the group against 8 Saint Germain, one round before the end of the first round.
Saint-Germain advanced with a star Kylian Mbappe goal (50), before City responded by Raheem Sterling (63) and Brazilian Gabriel Jesus (77).
In a second match in the same group, Leipzig returned with a landslide victory from the Belgian club 5-0.
In the second group, the Italian Milan won a precious victory over its host Atletico Madrid, with a goal without a response.
The two teams presented a mid-level first half, during which they exchanged control over the course of the game and created opportunities, which were the most dangerous on the part of Milan in front of the hosts’ goal.
With the beginning of the second half, the pace of play increased with Milan’s insistence on scoring and reviving its hopes of staying in the competition to qualify, which was actually achieved after the Brazilian Junior Messias scored a goal with a beautiful header that settled in the Atleti net by the 87th minute.
In another confrontation that took place at the same time, Liverpool, who qualified for the final price, defeated Porto with two clean goals, scored by Thiago Alcantara and Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, in the 52nd and 70th minutes.
Thus, Liverpool consolidated its position in the lead with 15 points, followed by Porto second with 5 points, and Milan third with 4 points, ahead of Atletico Madrid by goal difference.