While you slept: Man City failed to score in Haaland’s absence, Mbappe saves PSG, Maccabi Haifa stuns Juventus

No Haaland, no goals for Manchester City as they ended in a goalless draw at FC Copenhagen. Despite the draw, City became the first team alongside holders Real Madrid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Copenhagen became the first team to prevent City from scoring goals this season.

The result must be of great concern for Pep Guardiola as FC Copenhagen languishes in the bottom half of the Danish league. City were down a man when left-back Sergio Gomez was shown a red card in the 30th minute.

Mbappe scores in PSG’s 1-1 draw

According to media reports, Kylian Mbappe is frustrated at PSG and wants to leave him during the January transfer window, six months after the contract extension.

However, the French striker continued his goalscoring streak after scoring PSG’s 31st goal in the competition, passing Edinson Cavani for the club record.

In the 1-1 draw with Benfica, he converted a penalty.

Mbappe also had acrobatic potential which was later waved off as the winner by the VAR.

Mbappe was close to joining Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer but eventually agreed to stay at PSG for two more years with an option for an extra season.

No break for Juventus

Omer Atzili scored twice in the first half as Maccabi Haifa claimed their first Champions League win in two decades, also against Juventus.

It was Haifa’s first Champions League win since beating Manchester United 3-0 in 2002.

Juventus is about to be eliminated from the Champions League.

It’s the first time Juventus – a two-time European champions – have lost three of their first four group games.

Things then went from bad to worse for Juve when Di Marรญa stopped with the back of his right leg – prompting the Argentina international to step out immediately.

Juventus are also struggling in Serie A, losing 2-0 to AC Milan on Saturday, leaving the Bianconeri in eighth place with just three wins from nine games.

Rudiger deserves a draw for Real Madrid

A last-minute header from Real Madrid defender Antonio Rรผdiger saved a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk after the Ukrainian side took the lead in the Champions League.

Real lacking the sharpness and usual killer instinct, Karim Benzema had a chance to take an early lead in the 18th minute, but the Frenchman, who struck from close range, was denied by goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin.

Shakhtar scored in the first half after Bogdan Mykhaylichenko found Oleksandr Zubkov unmarked in Real’s box and the midfielder nodded home to the bottom right corner.

Real stepped up their attacks in the last 20 minutes but their shots kept missing the target. Finally, Rรผdiger equalized five minutes into injury time.

Aubameyang seals Chelsea win

After a slow start, back-to-back victories over Serie A champions AC Milan has put it on pole to reach the round of 16.

Chelsea moved up to the top of the group with a 2-0 win at Milan, who played most of the game with 10 men, after former Blues defender Fikayo Tomori was sent off in the 18th minute after also missed a penalty.

Jorginho converted the penalty and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the visitors’ advantage in the 34th minute.



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