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AT Madrid beat Porto 3-1 and advance to the UCL round of 16… AC Milan eliminated (overall)

Liverpool become the first English team to win all six of the group stages

Messi overtakes Pele to score 758 goals… Mbappe becomes the youngest player to break 30 UCL goals

AT Madrid players rejoice

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Bo-in = Atletico Madrid (Spain) defeated Porto (Portugal) and advanced to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in group 2nd place.

Atlético Madrid defeated Porto 3-1 in the final match of Group B of the 2021-2022 season held at Dragang Stadium in Porto, Portugal on the 8th (Korean time).

In the second half of the day alone, after a fierce fight that received three red cards for both teams, Antoine Griezmann scored one goal and one assist, and Angel Correa and Rodrigo DePaul scored goals, leading Atletico Madrid to victory.

Atletico Madrid, which added 3 points, jumped from the bottom of Group B to 2nd place (7 points, 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses), defeated 3rd place Porto (5 points, 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses), and 16 Dramatically won the right to advance to the river.

After the first half ended 0-0, Atlético Madrid took the lead in the 12th minute.

Griezmann lightly kicked the ball from the corner from the left side of the goal area.

Antoine Griezmann scores the opening goal
Antoine Griezmann scores the opening goal

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In the second half, things got a little messy.

In the 22nd minute of the second half, Yannick Carrasco of Atlético Madrid was sent off for a nervous fight, and 3 minutes later, Wendel of Porto was ordered to send off for striking an opponent with an elbow.

Players from both teams collided several times in the wake of the day, and Porto received a red card from Agustin Marchesin, who was waiting on the bench.

However, Atlético Madrid quickly improved their strength and fled with an additional goal.

During the counterattack in the 45th minute of the second half, Griezmann sprinted to the right flank and pierced the ball into the center, which was caught by Correa and put in a right-footed shot from the penalty area.

Two minutes later, De Paul scored the opening goal.

In the second half of extra time, Sergio Oliveira saved only one goal from a penalty kick.

Porto, who placed 3rd in the group, advances to the Europa League.

Origi (left) 'It's my ball'
Origi (left) ‘It’s my ball’

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In another match in Group B, Liverpool (England) defeated AC Milan (Italy) 2-1.

Liverpool conceded an opening goal to Milan’s Pikayo Tomori in the 29th minute of the first half, and Muhammad Salah equalized after 7 minutes, and Divock Origi’s come-back goal in the 10th minute confirmed the victory.

Liverpool, who have already secured a place in the round of 16 as the top group in the group, have won all six of their group matches (18 points) by defeating Milan.

It is the first time in history that an English club have won all six matches in the UCL group stage.

On the other hand, Milan, who suffered a comeback defeat, was pushed to 4th place in the group (with 4 points, 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses), and progress to the round of 16 was frustrated.

Mbappe (right) and Messi hugging
Mbappe (right) and Messi hugging

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In Group A, Paris Saint-Germain (France, PSG) defeated Club Brugge (Belgium) 4-1 in the final match.

PSG, who also advanced to the round of 16, finished the group stage with a win with multi-goals from Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, and finished second in the group (11, 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss).

At 22 years 352 days, Mbappe scored 30 and 31 goals in his 51st UCL match that day, breaking the previous record of Messi (23 years 131 days), becoming the youngest player to score 30 goals in the history of the tournament.

In addition, Mbappe scored two goals in 6:23 seconds, which is the second fastest record behind Rodrigo (Real Madrid), who scored multiple goals in 6:13 seconds against Galatasaray in November 2019. .

Afterwards, Messi also scored two goals, including a penalty kick, and set a new record.

Messi surpassed Brazil’s “soccer emperor” Pele (757 goals) by scoring his personal 757 and 758 goals.

Messi, who recorded the most appearances and goalscoring record in the club’s history with 672 goals in 778 matches during his time at FC Barcelona (Spain), added 6 goals in 14 matches after moving to PSG this year, and also scored 80 goals for the Argentina national team.

He is chasing after his ‘rival’ Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), who recently scored 801 goals in his career.

In the UCL, Messi is also second in all-time scoring (125 goals) behind Ronaldo (140 goals, 141 goals including qualifying).

Real Madrid players celebrate after scoring a goal
Real Madrid players celebrate after scoring a goal

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In Group C, Ajax (Netherlands) became the first Dutch club to win all six matches, and in Group D, Real Madrid (Spain) beat Inter Milan (Italy) 2-0 in the last match to take the top spot (15-5 points) 1 win and 1 loss).

The teams that have confirmed the UCL round of 16 so far are Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich (Germany), Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United (England), Inter Milan, Juventus (Italy), Paris Saint-Germain There are 12 teams including (France) and Sporting CP (Portugal).

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