Spanish clubs Champions League results
Real Madrid have qualified for the last 16 in the Champions League but are resigned to finishing second. They played against first placed PSG on Tuesday and gave up a 2-0 lead to draw the game 2-2. If they would have won, then they would have been one point behind the French team with one game left to play. However, with the result, they are guaranteed the second spot.
Atletico Madrid have lost their last two Champions League outings. The most recent coming against Juventus where Dybala scored an outrageous free-kick from a very tight angle and the game ended 1-0. The previous game was against Bayer Leverkusen in which Bayer were 2-1 winners. This leaves Atletico’s fate in their own hands, as they have to match Leverkusen’s score in their last home match against Moscow. If they do not, then they will be playing Europa League football come February.
Barcelona have guaranteed top spot in their group with a game to spare after beating Dortmund, comfortably 3-1. Messi scored once and assisted twice in his 700th Barcelona appearance. They face Inter away in their last game which they can play a second-string team. Inter on the other hand, will be at full force as they need to match Dortmund’s score if they want to go through to the round of 16.
The last Spanish side, Valencia are in the so-called “unpredictable group”. They played Chelsea on Wednesday and needed a late equaliser to secure the draw. Wass scored a superb goal that was intended to be a cross but curled into the top corner. This leaves Valencia in second level with Chelsea, with a better head to head record. In their last match of the group, they need to travel to Ajax to face the Dutch outfit who are looking to finish top of their group.