Lewandowski's spectacular goal against Dynamo Kiev
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in spectacular fashion for Bayern Munich as they confirmed their place in the last 16 with a game to spare with a 2-1 win at Dynamo Kiev.
The Poland international striker’s eye-catching overhead kick flew into the net in the 14 th minute, meaning that Lewandowski grabbed yet another Champions League record.
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It was the ninth match in a row in which the marksman has netted in the competition, a feat which he has now achieved twice in his career.
The 33-year-old also scored in nine matches in a row in the competition in the 2019-20 campaign, as his goals fired Bayern to the final – where they ousted Paris Saint-Germain.
Barca on the brink
Xavi Hernandez replaced Ronald Koeman as Barcelona boss this month
Tuesday night was the first time that Xavi Hernandez coached in the Champions League, after joining Barca from Qatari club Al Sadd.
Having guided the Catalan giants to a nervy derby victory over Espanyol on Saturday night in his first game at the helm, this would prove a massive test against Benfica – who are challenging them for second spot behind Bayern in the group.
After Barca lost 3-0 in Lisbon earlier in the group, the pressure was on here and despite both sides having a host of chances – the deadlock could not be broken.
Both sides had goals disallowed with each missing a host of golden opportunities – including Haris Seferovic missing a one-on-one opportunity in the last minute.
The winners of this game would have one foot in the last 16 of the competition but it ended in a stalemate, keeping Barca in second spot but now in real danger of a group stage exit.
If Benfica defeat already-eliminated Dynamo Kiev on the final matchday, Barca would need to win away to Bayern Munich to progress.
Atalanta goal feast
Atalanta twice took the lead in Bern but once again spurned their position
Manchester United have qualified from Group F but the final qualification spot remains open between the other three teams in the group.
Atalanta – the great entertainers in European football – twice took the lead through Duvan Zapata and Jose Luis Palomino giving them the lead but Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu and Vincent Sierro responded for Young Boys.
It was the same pattern that saw the Serie A side drop two points against United in Bergamo, but it was to get even worse for Atalanta.
Silvan Hefti added a third for the hosts – to give them the lead for the first time – late on before Luis Muriel equalised for the visitors with his first touch.
It means Villarreal enter the final matchday on seven points, with Atalanta a point further back and Young Boys on four.
Group G goes to the wire
Joan Jordan opened the scoring as Sevilla edged out Wolfsburg in Andalusia
All four sides in Group G can still qualify for the Round of 16 going into the final round of group fixtures.
Sevilla and Lille both recorded home victories on Tuesday night against Wolfsburg and Red Bull Salzburg respectively, setting up a nervy final day for all four sides.
Lille now lead the way in the group with eight points, with Salzburg also poised to advance with seven points, Sevilla are one point further back on six with Wolfsburg propping up the standings on five.