The best (and worst) of UEFA Champions League Matchday 6

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Matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League had its thrills and spills. Here are some memorable moments from the final round of group play.


BEST

GOALS

Young Boys 2-1 Juventus

Guillaume Hoarau

The former PSG man used the flat surface to glide past Giorgio Chiellini and hit an unstoppable shot past Wojciech Szczęsny’s outstretched arms.

FC Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham

Ousmane Dembele

Dembele used his pace and skill to outrun Kyle Walker-Peters, before sending Harry Winks back to London and slotting home past French teammate Hugo Lloris.

Manchester City v Hoffenheim

Leroy Sané

Sané might not be the first name in Manchester City’s set-piece list, but the German hit a peach of a free-kick from 30 yards out for his first of two goals against Hoffenheim.

Honorable Mentions : Nabil Fekir‘s rocket vs Shaktar Donetsk, Dusan Tadic‘s equalizer vs Bayern, Paulo Dybala‘s bullet vs Young Boys

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ASSISTS

Inter 1-1 PSV

Matteo Politano

To the delight of Nerazzuri fans inside the San Siro, Politano cut inside from the right flank a-la-Robben, and curled a delicious cross to set up Mauro Icardi’s equalizer.

Ajax 3-3 Bayern Munchen

Serge Gnabry

The German winger’s through ball megged Maximilian Wöber, beat the offside trap, and took out three defenders to set Robert Lewandowski up for the game’s opening goal.

Young Boys 2-1 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 is known for his goal scoring prowess. Although he wasn’t able to find the scoresheet against Young Boys, his first-time layoff for Paolo Dybala’s consolation goal was exquisite.

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SAVES

Liverpool 1-0 Napoli

Alisson Becker‘s point-blank save from Arkadiusz Milik deep inside injury time ensured The Reds‘ passage to the Round of 16 at Napoli’s expense.

Ajax 3-3 Bayern Munchen

André Onana used his instincts incredibly to deny Polish goal-machine Robert Lewandowski from grabbing his second goal of the match.

FC Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham

Jasper Cillessen prevented Lucas Moura’s powerful header from crossing the line through an outstanding save that wowed the Camp Nou faithful.

Honorable Mentions: Samir Handanović‘s swat vs PSV, Oliver Baumann‘s double save vs Manchester City, Igor Akinfeev‘s low dive vs Real Madrid

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WORST 

HOWLERS/WTF MOMENTS

Ajax 3-3 Bayern Munchen

Thomas Müller

Müller’s red card was careless, considering Ajax’s Maximilian Wöber was sent off for a reckless tackle only 12 minutes prior. The German’s high boot met the back of left back Nicolás Tagliafico’s head and looked more fitting for a UFC fight rather than a UCL match.

Valencia 2-1 Manchester United

Phil Jones

Miscommunication between Sergio Romero and the English defender led to a comical own goal that ultimately ruined Man United’s chances of finishing atop Group H.

Liverpool 1-0 Napoli

Sadio Mané had a hat-trick of missed chances late in the game and was lucky the Italian side didn’t capitalize from his inability to find the back of the net.

Honorable Mentions: Maximilian Wöber’s (Ajax) red card and Frankie De Jong’s (Ajax) giveaway vs Bayern, Milan Borjan’s (Red Star Belgrade) clearance v PSG

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The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw will be held on Monday, December 17th at 6 a.m. EST on Univision (USA) and BT Sport 2 (UK).

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