Sevilla's 20-year-old goalkeeper's failed debut
In Group E of the Champions League, after the fifth round, the final position of the teams was fully determined.
Krasnodar beat Rennes and guaranteed itself a third place, and with it a ticket to the Europa League playoffs.
Chelsea, on the other hand, defeated Sevilla (4: 0) and became out of reach for their rivals on the first line.
Initially, it was clear that the Spanish team will face a difficult meeting.
Even more Londoners strengthened in the title of favorite, when the main goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik was injured in the pre-match warm-up.
His place in the main squad was taken by 20-year-old Alfonso Pastor, who had not played a single minute for Sevilla before.
The young goalkeeper will surely remember his debut and Chelsea veteran Olivier Giroud for a long time.
The Frenchman opened the scoring already in the eighth minute, and then caught a real courage.
Immediately after the break, he mockingly removed the defender on the backswing in someone else's penalty area and threw the goalkeeper.
In the middle of the first half, the world champion, with a beautiful head blow, closed the excellent cross of N'Golo Kante.
And shortly before the final whistle, the striker earned and converted the penalty on his own.
This poker was not only the debut in the Champions League for Giroud, but also the first in the history of Chelsea in this tournament.
Olivier is also now the oldest footballer to have scored four goals in one match in the main European Cup.
At the time of the meeting with Sevilla, he was 34 years and 63 days old.
Borussia Dortmund reach the playoffs
Zenit's rivals in Group F - Borussia and Lazio - split in peace in Dortmund (1: 1).
At the same time, Emre Can and Erling Holland could not help the owners due to injuries.
The Norwegian, according to ESPN, will no longer play this year due to a hamstring injury.
However, even without their top scorer, the yellow-blacks had an advantage for most of the first half and opened the scoring shortly before the break.
The effective attack of the team began with the unsuccessful removal of Pepe Reina from his goal.
Lucien Favre's wards immediately took advantage of the mistake and in several passes got to someone else's penalty area, and Rafael Guerreiro struck an accurate shot.
The Romans managed to recoup in the 67th minute thanks to a rather controversial penalty.
Shortly before that, Niko Schultz, who came on as a substitute, played inaccurately against Sergei Milinkovic-Savic on the border of his own penalty area, and referee Mateu Laos pointed to the point.
The penalty kick was realized by Ciro Immobile, not only upsetting the former team, but also scoring the fourth goal in the current Champions League season.
However, Borussia in order to guarantee itself participation in the playoffs, was enough and a draw result.
Lazio in the last round match with Club Brugge will also need one point to advance to the next stage of the tournament.
Ronaldo's 750th career goal
In Group G, Barcelona and Juventus won 3-0 victories over Ferencváros and Dynamo Kiev, respectively.
Moreover, the Catalans remain the only team in the current Champions League that did not lose points in the group stage.
In Hungary, Ronald Koeman's wards arrived far from the main team.
In particular, Lionel Messi, Marc-André Ter Stegen and Filipe Coutinho were not included in the application.
But their absence did not prevent the blue-garnet from scoring three times already by the 28th minute.
Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring with a beautiful blow, having scored for the first time for Barcelona in three meetings in a row.
Following was Martin Braithwaite, who scored three goals in the last two matches of the Champions League.
Moreover, the striker's strike crowned the team's attack, which consisted of 33 assists (this is the highest figure in the current tournament season).
A few minutes later, the Dane earned a penalty kick, which was converted by Usmane Dembele, who entered the field with the captain's armband.
A major victory was also won by Juventus, whose home match against Dynamo was judged by Frenchwoman Stephanie Frappard, who became the first female referee in the history of the Champions League.
The account was opened by the 23-year-old son of the former striker of the Italian national team Enrico Chiesa Federico.
The footballer scored his first goal in the Champions League 20 years and 256 days after his father scored the last goal in this tournament.
After the break, he doubled Juventus' advantage with a close-range shot to Cristiano Ronaldo, for whom this goal was the anniversary, 750th in his career.
The point in the match was set by Alvaro Morata, who, with six accurate strikes, leads the tournament's scorer race alongside Holland and Marcus Rashford.
Hat-trick of Kahveji with strikes from outside the box
In Group H, Manchester United could have secured a ticket to the playoffs in advance.
To do this, the Mankunians had to play a draw with PSG at home.
However, the English team failed to score even one point - the Parisians took revenge from the opponent for the defeat in the first round (3: 1).
The game started very badly for the hosts.
Already in the sixth minute, Neymar, taking advantage of a successful ricochet from the opponent's defender, opened the scoring with a blow from an acute angle.
In the middle of the first half, Manchester United almost remained in the minority.
Fred butted the ex-Zenit midfielder Leandro Paredes with his head on the wrong side of the field and received a direct red card for this.
However, after watching the replay, the judge Daniele Orsato decided to limit himself to the mustard plaster.
And in the 32nd minute, Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer's wards managed to win back.
Rashford decided to hit from the penalty line, and after a rebound from one of the opponents, the ball flew right into the near corner.
The striker upset the Parisians in the third match in a row and scored the sixth goal in the current Champions League season.
At the start of the second half, Manchester United missed two great opportunities to come out ahead.
First, Anthony Martial, after Rashford's transfer, miraculously missed an empty net from nine meters away, and then Edinson Cavani, throwing Keylor Navas, hit the crossbar.
But PSG took advantage of their moments in full.
In the 69th minute, after a corner kick, Marquinhos moved the ball into the net.
Immediately the second yellow card for a rough tackle on Ander Herrera and removal still got Fred.
At the same time, on the replay, it is clear that the Brazilian was the first to play the ball and only after that hit his opponent in the leg.
The point in the match was set by the referee in time added by Neymar.
Leipzig managed to take advantage of the rivals' misfire and catch up with the Mancunians and Parisians in the standings.
The German team on the road in the most productive match of the game day defeated “Istanbul Bashakshehir” - 4: 3.
The meeting turned out to be eventful.
The guests spent the first half actively and were close to going on a break when the score was 2: 0 thanks to goals from Yussuf Poulsen and Nordi Mukiele.
However, in the time added by the referee, Irfan Jan Kakhveji managed to win back one ball by hitting from a semicircle of the penalty area.
In the second half of the meeting, "Leipzig" also had an advantage and distinguished themselves for the third time - Daniel Olmo hit the other goal.
At this moment, the fate of the match could be considered a foregone conclusion, but Kakhveji came to the fore in the time remaining before the final whistle.
First, the midfielder, having met the proper resistance, struck another accurate long-range strike, and in the 85th minute, with a stunning free-kick shot, equalized the score.
Thus, Kahveji became the third player in the history of the Champions League after Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who managed to score a hat-trick in a lost match.
Also Irfan Jan, having scored three hits from outside the penalty area in the Champions League match, repeated the achievement of Wayne Rooney in 2004.
However, in the end, the victory remained with Leipzig thanks to a goal in time compensated by the referee.
Moreover, the most important three points for the team were brought by the goal of the Norwegian Alexander Surlot, who became the top scorer of the Turkish championship last season (24 goals).