Champions League scores: RB Leipzig hand Real Madrid first loss of season; Juventus bounced from group stage—RB Leipzig have brought Real Madrid’s unbeaten start to the season to an end with a 3-2 victory at home that puts the German side in a great spot to advance to the Champions League knockout stage. A balanced, clinical attack was enough to take advantage of Real Madrid’s defensive issues before holding them off near the end of the match, preventing Los Blancos from winning their group. In Group F, Real have 10 points to lead, while RB Leipzig have nine. Shakhtar Donetsk should have nine, but more on that in a little.
Meanwhile, Juventus were eliminated from contention for the knockout rounds despite their frantic second-half comeback after a 4-3 loss to Benfica. The score doesn’t do Benfica’s dominance justice as the Portuguese side were ahead 3-1 by halftime but the game did see American Weston McKennie score. The result sees both Benfica and PSG qualify for the round of 16, but PSG were cruising to qualification no matter what with a 7-2 victory over Maccabi Haifa. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both secured braces in the match while Neymar scored a goal and forced an own goal.
With a draw against Celtic behind a brilliant goal from Mykhaylo Mudryk, Shaktar Donetsk control their own destiny as a win on Matchday 6 will see them reach the round of 16. Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund also qualified for the knockouts with a 0-0 draw that also saw Manchester City win Group G.
In the early matches of Champions League Matchday 5, a Kai Havertz wonder strike put Chelsea into the round of 16 with a 2-1 victory over RB Salzburg. With a little help from AC Milan, Chelsea have also won Group E.