Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are in the Champions League in addition to the German football champions FC Bayern Munich already fixed as eighth-finalists.
PSG have their place in the group of the best 16 after the 1-0 (1-0) against FC Brugge in Group A as well as Juve in Bayer Leverkusen's Group D by a 2-1 ( 1: 1) at locomotive Moscow.
The first chance to jump into the knockout rounds, however, left the English champion Manchester City. The team of star coach Pep Guardiola was in Group C at 1: 1 (1: 0) with a total of three goalkeepers at previously pointless bottom light Atalanta Bergamo first in the current competition counters lie and theoretically can still by his pursuers Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk, the Meanwhile, 3: 3 (1: 1) separated, intercepted.
Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur meanwhile played their first match balls for the knockout round. Real have a five-point advantage over Bruges thanks to a clear 6-0 (4-0) victory against bottom club Galatasaray. The Spurs increased in Munich's Group B in second place by a 4-0 (1-0) at Red Star Belgrade their cushion to the Serbs on at least four counters.
Paris booked as Munich his eighth-final place with a still white vest. The decisive goal for the team of German coach Thomas Tuchel, who left Julian Draxler on the bench and had to do without Thilo Kehrer and superstar Neymar due to injuries, scored Mauro Icardi (22). PSG keeper Keylor Navas parried Mbaye Diagne (76) for a penalty kick.
Rodriggo scored twice to secure victory for Real in fourth and seventh, before Sergio Ramos (14th, penalties) and Karim Benzema (45.) made it all clear before the break. After the break, Benzema (81.) and Rodrygo (90. + 2) scored even higher.
In Moscow, ex-Munich Douglas Costa Turin scored his first substitute for former World Champion Sami Khedira Victory goal (90. + 3) in the second round. The Brazilian's first goal lead by Aaron Ramsey (4) and equalizer by Alexej Miranschuk (12) also improved Leverkusen's stalwart position with former Russian World Champion Benedikt Höwedes' Russian club for third place, in which
ManCity with goalkeeper in the gate
Manchester headed for the first knockout round after being led by Raheem Sterling (7th) before Gabriel Jesus missed a penalty kick (43rd minute). Curiosity: Citizens goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saw after his substitution at the break for the injured Ederson nine minutes before the final whistle because of an emergency brake the red card. Field player Kyle Walker lost the post in the final minutes.
Tottenham finally shook off Belgrade confidently. After the break by Giovani Lo Celso (34) provided the former Bundesliga professional Heung -min Son with a double strike (57th and 61st) and Christian Eriksen (84th) for the decision.