Lille will play well in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The French club beat Wolfsburg 3-1 on Wednesday 8 December. Winner of its group, LOSC therefore joins PSG among the teams qualified at this stage.
On the other hand, it is the cold shower for FC Barcelona. Landed by Bayern Munich, the Catalan club will miss the round of 16 in the league for the first time in nearly twenty years. Barcelona had never even been eliminated in the group stage since the 2000/2001 season. Update on the evening’s matches.
Xavi’s Barça was indeed doomed to the feat, or almost, by going to Bayern for the final meeting of the group stage. But the Spaniards sank 3-0 under the snow in Munich.
The Spanish team will be missed in February when the greats of Europe begin the knockout phase, a situation not seen since 2003/04, when they did not qualify for the C1.
The Blaugrana finish them in third place behind Benfica, victorious over Dynamo Kiev (2-0). They are transferred to the Europa League, little consolation after a difficult start to the season on all fronts.
During the draw for the 8th Monday in Nyon (Switzerland), Bayern will act as an ogre to avoid, alongside the other seeds that are Real Madrid, Liverpool, or the two rivals Manchester, City and United.