There were 12 participants identified with 1/8 PM; Dynamo leaves Eurocup
The fifth round of the Champions League group stage is over, and some who have been able to decide their next fate have already done so by booking a place in the playoffs. According to the results of the first game day, they guaranteed themselves access to the spring part of the Old World Main Cup PSG, Arsenal, Atletico, Bavaria, Monaco, Bayer, Borussia, Real, Leicester and Juventus. Yesterday, they were added to Barcelona and Manchester City. Thus, in some groups it is already clear who will meet March in the Champions League and who - in the Europa League, although the intrigue in the form of the struggle for the second and third places has remained somewhere.
The only group in which nothing has been decided yet is Group B, where Dynamo Kyiv is playing; the only thing that became clear after the fifth round is that the capital club dropped out of the fight for the spring part of the European Cups. The draw from Napoli left the Dynamo in fourth place and deprived of chances to even enter the Europa League. However, as fans expected, no big statements after the match happened: head coach Serhiy Rebrov remains in his post and now concentrates all his attention on the national championship and the Cup of Ukraine.
Among the achievements of this group stage is the 100% result of Atletico, which has never lost points and has 15 out of 15 possible. The fifth round match of Dortmund Borussia Dortmund with Legia, which by 8: 4 became the most productive match and led the ranking of the matches with the highest number of goals scored in the first half - up to seven goals.
Also not to mention the English "Leicester City", which reached the 1/8 finals of the Champions League ahead of schedule, despite the fact that this season for the Foxes is the debut in the European Cups. However, it did not prevent Leicester outperforming Porto, Copenhagen and Bruges, securing first place with 13 points as of today - a gap of second place by five points. As with last year's English Premier League, bookmakers rated Leicester odds very low at the start of the season, but were wrong in their conclusions. Now the fans are expecting the same triumph from their club and in the national championship - having put all their forces into the international arena, the foxes have descended in the championship on the fourteenth step, having only 12 points in the asset.
We will remind, the sixth - final - round of the group stage of the Champions League will take place on December 6 and 7. The last match of Dynamo Kyiv will be played on its own court with Besiktas JK.