Valencia end Ajax’s last 16 hopes in thrilling night
Chelsea, Valencia, Borussia Dortmund, Olympique Lyon, qualify for round of 16 in Champions League
Chelsea, Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Lyon booked a place in the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.
Valencia managed to take three points by defeating Ajax with Spanish forward Rodrigo’s goal in the 24th minute at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, Valencia’s defender Gabriel Paulista was sent off with a red card in the 93rd minute.
In the other Group H game, Chelsea beat Lille 2-1 with goals by Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta, while Loic Remy scored for the losing side at Stamford Bridge.
At Estadio do Sport Lisboa, Benfica defeated Zenit 3-0 as Lyon were held to a 2-2 draw against Leipzig at Groupama Stadium in Group G.
In Group F, Barcelona beat Inter 2-1 in an away game, while Borussia Dortmund defeated Slavia Praha with the same score in a home game.
In addition, Ansu Fati — at 17 years old — became the youngest goal scorer in Champions League history, scoring for Barcelona tonight.
- Group H
The results are as follows:
Salzburg (Austria) – Liverpool (England): 0-2
Napoli (Italy) – Genk (Belgium): 4-0
Inter (Italy) – Barcelona (Spain): 1-2
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Slavia Praha (Czechia): 2-1
Olympique Lyon (France) – Leipzig (Germany): 2-2
Benfica (Portugal) – Zenit (Russia): 3-0
Chelsea (England) – Lille (France): 2-1
Ajax (Netherlands) – Valencia (Spain): 0-1