⚽ UEFA Champions League Group Stage Match Day 5- Previews, Results & Discussions

We’re now at the Match Day 5 of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. This week has some tasty fixtures and I’m sure we’re all excited about that.

In this Thread, we shall be covering fixtures of Match Day 5 from 1st December to 2nd December. A total of 16 matches.

Join in the discussion and share your view on various matches

A reminder of how the Groups looks like :point_down:

Fixtures this Week- Match Day 5


Already-qualified Bayern to rest their star trio against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, top scorer Robert Lewandowski and midfielder Leon Goretzka will be rested having secured a place in the knockout stage last week with a 3-1 home win over RB Salzburg.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick said: “They will all be rested. We react when players are not at 100 percent. We have players with us who are all at 100 percent and can deliver.”


Champions League Table 2020-21 - Start of Matchday 5


Official: Eden Hazard has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s Champions League match with Shakhter Donestk on Tuesday, after sustaining an injury in their last match against Alaves in Laliga



Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich - 9pm (BST) 1:30 Am (IST)

Definitely one of the most interesting fixtures of this game week. Atletico Madrid will be looking to gain revenge on Bayern Munich when the two teams lock horn at the Wanda metropolitano in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Bayern recorded a 4-0 victory when the pair locked horns in Munich, and the reigning champions have already booked their spot in the round of 16 with two games to spare. Atletico are second in Group A, meanwhile, but still have work to do if they are to progress to the knockout stage of the competition.

Atletico’s Champions League form this season has been patchy at best, winning just one of their four matches, but a return of five points has left them in second spot in the table.

Bayern have breezed through to the knockout round of the competition, winning each of their four group games against Atletico, Lokomotiv and Salzburg to collect 12 points from an available 12.

Atletico Madrid Champions League form: WLLWDD
Atletico Madrid form (all competitions): WDWWDW

Bayern Munich Champions League form: WWWWWW
Bayern Munich form (all competitions): WWWDWW


Preview: Liverpool vs. Ajax - 9pm (BST) 1:30 Am (IST)

Just three points separates the Champions League Group D heading into Matchday 5 when Liverpool welcomes fellow European royals Ajax to Anfield.

A shock home defeat to Atalanta on matchday four saw Liverpool miss the chance to book their place in the last 16 and blow Group D wide open in the process, but Jorgen Klopp’s side still only need one more win from their final two games to progress.

The Dutch champions will have taken belief from Atalanta’s performance on Merseyside last week - and perhaps even more belief from Liverpool’s lacklustre display - and they will arrive at Anfield with an intention of causing Liverpool problems.

The Dutch giants are also unbeaten in their last five Champions League visits to England - most recently last season’s unforgettable 4-4 draw with Chelsea - although Liverpool are undefeated in their last 14 games against Dutch opposition stretching back to their first-ever meeting with Ajax in 1966.

Liverpool Champions League form: WWWL
Liverpool form (all competitions): WWDWLD

Ajax Champions League form: LDWW
Ajax form (all competitions): WWWWWW


Preview: Shaktar Donestk vs Real Madrid - 6:55pm (BST)

Real Madrid will be aiming to book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League when they travel to Ukraine on Tuesday night to take on Shaktar Donestk.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are currently second in Group B, three points clear of third-placed Shakhtar, meaning that a victory in this game would see them advance to the knockout round of the competition.

Shakhtar are still in the argument when it comes to qualification for the round of 16, but they will need to pick up a positive result on Tuesday night in order to stay alive heading into their final game with Inter Milan.

Los Blancos have actually lost in the round of 16 in the last two seasons and will be desperate to advance deep into the competition this term but inconsistency has been a real problem in 2020-21.

Shakhtar Donetsk Champions League form: DLWDLL
Shakhtar Donetsk form (all competitions): WLWDLW

Real Madrid Champions League form: LLLDWW
Real Madrid form (all competitions): WWLDWL


UEFA Champions League Matchday 5 Wednesday fixtures


Robert Lewadoski and Manuel Nueur will miss Bayern Munich Champions League visit to Athletico Madrid on Today, head coach Hansi flick confirmed. It is understood that Lewadoski has picked up an injury while neuer is being rested…


Porto vs Man City

Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero while Marko Grujic is suspended for Porto.

Manchester City travel to Portugal looking for a 5th straight group-stage win in the Champions League. City are already through but will be confirmed as group winners if they avoid defeat by Porto.

Porto themselves are 2nd in the group and are almost assured of their own qualification, which they would seal with a point from their last two games - if they avoid defeat against City, or if Olympiakos do not beat Marseille.


Real Madrid can qualify for the UCL knockout stage with a win tonight :muscle:

Their team to play Shakhtar :point_down:


:muscle: Already qualified:

Group A: Bayern
Group C: Man City
Group E: Chelsea, Sevilla
Group G: Barcelona, Juventus

:crossed_fingers: Can qualify this week:

Group A: Atlético
Group B: Gladbach, Real Madrid
Group C: Porto
Group D: Liverpool
Group F: Dortmund, Lazio
Group H: Manchester United



Toni Kroos ran the show against Inter Milan :tophat:

He completed 128 passes, the most by a Real Madrid player in a UCL game since Kroos himself completed 134 against Malmö FF in September 2015

Star Player in the UCL last time out, more of the same tonight?


Champions League round-up: Tuesday Fixtures

:red_circle:Liverpool go through as Group D winners :clap:

:large_blue_circle: Man City reach last 16 :clap:

:large_blue_circle: :white_circle: Porto reach last 16 as Group C runners-up :clap:

:eyes: Shakhtar stun Madrid (again) :scream:

:eyes: Monchengladbach stun Inter Milan :scream:

:red_circle: :white_circle: Salzburg keep their Group A hopes alive with win in Moscow :crossed_fingers:

:eyes: Ajax and Atalanta head-to-head on matchday 6


The Champions League last 16 is taking shape!

:de: Bayern Munich
:black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Man City
:portugal: Porto
:black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Liverpool
:black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Chelsea
:es: Sevilla
:es: Barcelona
:it: Juventus

None of these teams can reach the Champions League last 16 :broken_heart:

:ru: Lokomotiv Moscow
:greece: Olympiacos
:fr: Marseille
:denmark: Midtjylland
:ru: Krasnodar
:fr: Rennes
:ru: Zenit
:ukraine: Dynamo Kiev
:hungary: Ferencvaros


Preview: Sevilla vs Chelsea - 9pm (BST) 1:30 Am (IST)

Chelsea take on Sevilla at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening in a shootout for top spot in Champions League Group E.

Both sides have already qualified for the last 16 with two games to go, meaning that all focus is now on securing a favourable tie in the first knockout stage.

Chelsea were made to work hard by Rennes last time out in Europe, but a late goal from substitute Olivier Giroud saw them pick up a 2-1 win and with it a place in the last 16.

The Blues have now won three in a row in the competition since drawing 0-0 with Sevilla on the opening matchday - not since 2012 have they won four straight Champions League games.

Sevilla, more accustomed to competing in and winning the Europa League, are out to go unbeaten in their first five games in UEFA’s flagship competition for the first time. They are also unbeaten in their last seven meetings with English sides in major European competition (W3 D4) since a 2-0 loss to Leicester City in 2016-17.

Sevilla Champions League form: DWWW
Sevilla form (all competitions): LWWWWW

Chelsea Champions League form: DWWW
Chelsea form (all competitions): WWWWWD


In La Liga and the Champions League this season, João Félix has been directly involved in 10 goals [8G 2A] in 11 starts.

Evolving. :portugal:


UEFA Champions League yesterday result
Matchday 5


Hansi flick Bayern Munich has failed to win a Champions League game for the first time.
Simeons Athletico Madrid ends the party


Preview: Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain - 9pm (BST) 1:30 Am (IST)

Manchester United are just one point away from sealing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with last year’s runners-up Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils sit top of Group H and know that simply avoiding defeat in one of their final two games will see them through, although on Wednesday they face a PSG side out for revenge and knowing that only a win will really do.

Many Manchester United fans would have feared the worst when Group H was drawn, with last season’s runners-up PSG and semi-finalists RB Leipzig considered bigger favourites than the three-time winners of the competition to progress.

Now, though, the Red Devils need only one point from their remaining matches against those two teams to seal their place in the knockout stages, while victory on Wednesday coupled with Leipzig dropping points against Istanbul Basaksehir - or even a draw coupled with Leipzig losing in Turkey - would secure top spot for United with a game to spare.

It would be regarded as a crisis should PSG fail to progress from Group H, and likely one that would cost Tuchel his job, but that is a very real possibility heading into the penultimate matchday.

A win for PSG at Old Trafford makes their task a great deal easier, but they have only won one of their last four away Champions League games and have lost their last two away outings across all competitions.