Manchester City and Leipzig advance in titleholders League. Veterans Pepe and Giroud shine


Pepe, who’s 40 times, 254 days old, scored in cessation time after Brazilian striker Evanilson put Porto in frontal with a first- half thing.

For European soccer stagers, it was a night to savor.

As Manchester City and Leipzig reached the knockout stage of the titleholders League with two matches to spare on Tuesday, two representational players of Europe’s old guard seized the limelight.

Formerly the oldest titleholders League outfield player, expert Porto protector Pepe came the oldest arranger in the titleholders League history when he rose in the box and headed home his platoon’s alternate thing in a 2- 0 palm over Antwerp.

Pepe, Who’s 40 Times, 254 Days Old, Scored in Cessation Time:

Pepe, who’s 40 times, 254 days old, scored in cessation time after Brazilian striker Evanilson put the hosts in front with a first- half thing. “ For me, this is a unique day. It’s my mama ’s birthday and I told her that I would do everything I could to score a thing,” Pepe said. “

This feeling is inconceivable, because anyone who reaches this age playing at this position — representing a big club like Porto — knows it takes a lot of work, a lot of immolation, a tremendous passion for this sport. I’ll make an effort to take full advantage of it.

The former record was held by Roma’s Francesco Totti, who scored in Europe’s top club competition at age 38 times, 59 days in 2014.

Porto has nine points and moved position with leader Barcelona, which lost 1- 0 to Shakthar Donetsk in Group H’s other match. Last- place Antwerp can no longer finish as one of the top two brigades.

At San Siro colosseum, it was another stager — Olivier Giroud who was cheered by his teammates after AC Milan recorded its first palm and first pretensions in this season’s titleholders League to beat Paris Saint- Germain 2- 1.

Progressed 37 times, 38 days, Giroud came the oldest French goal scorer in the competition, catching Laurent Blanc. Rafael Leao scored Milan’s other thing and the result left the Group F wide open. Milan came from before after conceding a ninth- nanosecond nature from Milan Skriniar. In the other game, Borussia Dortmund defeated Newcastle 2 to 0, taking the lead in the group. The German platoon is a point above PSG, two above Milan and three above Newcastle.

Manchester City kept its perfect record to advance from Group G with a 3- 0 palm against Young Boys. Erling Haaland scored two pretensions as City also extended its unbeaten home run in European soccer’s nobility club event to 28 games. Phil Foden also netted.

German platoon Leipzig advanced with a hard- fought 2- 1 palm at Red Star Belgrade. pretensions in either half from Xavi Simons and Loïs Openda assured back- to- back palms for Leipzig over the Serbian champion, giving it nine points, three behind City. With just one point each, Red Star and Young Boys are no longer able to place in the top two.

And in Group E, another educated player was also on top of his game 33- time-old Ciro Immobile scored his 200th thing with Lazio as the Roman club revived its expedients of advancing with a 1- 0 palm over Feyenoord.

Late in the first half at the Stadio Olimpico, the Lazio captain scored from a tight angle after evading the goalie. Lazio moved into alternate place in Group E with seven points. After thrashing Celtic 6–0, Atletico Madrid leads the group with eight points.

With six points, Dutch champion Feyenoord still has a chance in third place, while Celtic is behind with just one point.


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