UCL | UCL rivals: wins for Bayern, Dortmund with Lyon game abandoned



Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund

Champions League football returns next week with the final matchday of the 2016/17 competition. How the Spanish rivals fared over the weekend in their respective national leagues?

Borussia M’gladbach (vs. Barça, Tuesday 6.12)

Borussia Dortmund (vs. Real Madrid, Wednesday 7.12)

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Turkish Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin and his teammates celebrate during the German Bundesliga Premier League soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Signal-Iduna-Park in Dortmund

Curiously, the two German teams which face the “big two” of La Liga in the last round of the group stage also met in this the weekend of Bundesliga matches at Signal Iduna Park. It was a routine win for Borussia Dortmund after losing a goal, Thomas Tuchels’ men in black and yellow rallied and a Abuyemeng corset plus goals of Piszczek and Dembélé saw Dortmund win the maximum number of points ahead 81,000 fans at a crowded Signal Iduna.

Bayern Munich (v. Atletico, Tuesday 6.12)

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Carlo Ancelotti,

After a recent oscillation with defeats against Dortmund and a surprise 3-2 setback against Rostov on Matchday 5 of the Champions League campaign, Carlo Ancelotti’s men regained their shape before the visit of Atleti by Cholo Simeone at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. A 1-3 win at Mainz 05 briefly brought the Bavarian team back to the top of the Bundesliga only for RB Lepzig to reclaim pole position after the newly promoted squad passed. Schalke 2-1.

Olympique Lyon (v. Seville, Wednesday 7.12)

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Portuguese Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes reacts after a firecracker exploded next to him during the French L1 football match between Metz (FCM) and Lyon (OL) on December 3, 2016 at Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-Les- Metz,

Only 30 minutes of Metz against Lyon Ligue 1 were played on Saturday after the Olympique goalkeeper Antoine Lopes was hit by a series of firecrackers thrown from the home support. The match referee has decided to abandon the match and Administrative Committee of the French Championship will now meet to decide if Lyon will be awarded the points for the match.


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