Late goals send Juve, Chelsea and Sevilla into last 16 with BarcaSports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 26 Nov 2020
Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla all claimed last-gasp wins as they qualified for the Champions League last 16, while Martin Braithwaite grabbed a double in Barcelona's 4-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev as they also secured a place in the knockout rounds.
They are the first teams to make it out of the group stage, doing so with two games to spare.
Lionel Messi was rested for the trip to Ukraine, but Barca got the job done to make it four wins from four in Group G. All the goals came in the second half, with Sergino Dest and Antoine Griezmann also scoring. "We've achieved our objective," said Barca boss Ronald Koeman. "We looked hungry and scored four goals. Important players were able to rest and the youngsters deserved their minutes."
Juventus joined Barca in qualifying from Group G but the Italian champions needed a stoppage-time header by substitute Alvaro Morata to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 in Turin and seal their progress.
Myrto Uzuni put the Hungarians ahead but Cristiano Ronaldo drilled in the equalizer before half-time. Ronaldo has scored in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.
Chelsea are through from Group E after edging Rennes 2-1 in France, with Olivier Giroud coming off the bench to head in an injury-time winner. Serhou Guirassy had cancelled out Callum Hudson-Odoi's breakaway opener.
Sevilla advanced with a 2-1 win over Krasnodar in Russia, with Munir El Haddadi scoring the winner five minutes into added time.
Sevilla and Chelsea are level on 10 points but Frank Lampard's side go to Spain next week, when the winner will secure top spot.
Elsewhere, an early Neymar penalty was enough for Paris Saint-Germain to beat visitors RB Leipzig 1-0 in Group H.
Borussia Dortmund need just one more point to qualify from Group F following a 3-0 win over Club Brugge as Erling Braut Haaland netted twice in Germany. Jadon Sancho also scored from a free-kick.