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How Barcelona, RB Leipzig Secured Champions League Knockout Stage Berth On Matchday Five

Amuda Segun

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Five-time European champions Barcelona and German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are the latest teams to book their place in the next stage of the Champions League.

Both teams picked up the needed result on Matchday Five to confirm their spot in the last 16 (knockout stage) of the competition.

RB Leipzig are through to the Champions League knockout stage for the first time after they picked up the draw needed to qualify though it must be pointed out that they had to do it the hard way at home to Portuguese champions Benfica.

The Germans trailed to goals from Pizzi and Carlos Vinicius either side of the halftime interval and were heading for defeat until Swedish international Emil Forsberg scored two goals in added time to give his team a 2-2 draw against visitors Benfica.

Emil scored from the penalty spot to halve the two-goal deficit at the start of added time before netting the equalizer six minutes into added time.

Barcelona are also through to the Champions League knockout stage following the 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Nou Camp.

The Spanish champions made light work of the German Bundesliga team at home with club skipper Lionel Messi running the show on the occasion of his 700th Barcelona match as he scored one and assisted the other two goals for Luis Suarez and second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.