A Lionel Messi-less Barcelona have sent Inter Milan out of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League, UCL, after a late Ansu Fati goal at the San Siro on Tuesday.
Fati came off the bench with five minutes left to play and became the youngest ever scorer in UCL history when he netted the decisive winner.
Made. In. 𝘓𝘢 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘢. pic.twitter.com/oeJtBfKGx1
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2019
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With the game tied at 1-1, Fati replaced Carles Perez on 85 minutes and needed just two minutes to become the hero for a Barcelona side that had been the second-best on the night.
Inter had three goals canceled for offside but the night belongs to 17-year-old Fati whose historic goal ends Inter UCL campaign as they will now drop to the UEFA Europa League for the second successive season.
Barca finishes as group winners, while Borussia Dortmund joins the LaLiga giants in the UCL knockout phase after they survived a scare from Peter Olayinka and Slavia Prague to win 2-1 at home.
Odey, Onuachu crash out with heavy defeat
Nigerian duo of Stephen Odey and Paul Onuachu have crashed out of the UCL after suffering a humiliating defeat in Naples, Italy.
The two forwards and their club, Genk were visitors at Napoli, who were inspired to a 4-0 win by their Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik.
We verliezen onze laatste wedstrijd in de Champions League met 4-0 in Napoli. Zaterdag ontvangen we Waasland-Beveren. Tot dan! 💙💙#krcgenk #UCL #samengenk pic.twitter.com/qOjtWeTcK0
— KRC Genk (@KRCGenkofficial) December 10, 2019
Milik scored an excellent hat-trick with all his goals arriving, including a penalty, in a blistering opening 40 minutes from Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
The fourth goal was also a penalty, scored by Dries Merten with 15 minutes left on the clock.
The result sees the Serie A side join champions, Liverpool, who defeated RB Salzburg 0-2 in the other group game, in the round of 16.
For the Nigerians, only Onuachu tasted action after playing from start to finish while Odey was an unused player.
Osimhen benched in Lille’s defeat at Stamford Bridge
He may be their top scorer this season, but Victor Osimhen watched from the bench as LOSC Lille suffered a 2-1 defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Game over at Stamford Bridge. Congrats to @ChelseaFC and all the best in the knockout stages 👏💪#CHELOSC #UCL pic.twitter.com/H3Je4tMhO3
— LOSC (@LOSC_EN) December 10, 2019
Frenchman, Loic Remy was preferred to the 20-year-old Nigerian and scored the consolation goal for the Ligue 1 out.
For the Blues, goals from Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta see them join group winners, Valencia, in the knockout phase.