The first round of the final group stage games was a historical one as loads of record were set on Tuesday night.
Liverpool won 2-1 away at AC Milan to finish their group on top with 18 points. It is the first time an English side will finish the group stage with a 100% record (no draw nor loss). Mohammed Salah’s equalizer was his 20th goal this season in all competitions, this makes him the first Liverpool player to score 20+ goals in five successive seasons.
13-time champions Real Madrid also had another night of European royalty as they beat 10-man Inter Milan 2-0. Toni Kroos opener was the ‘Los Blancos’ 1000th European cup/Champions League goal.
A brace from both Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi gave PSG a 4-1 win over Club Brugge. Lionel Messi has now overtaken Brazilian legend Pele in official career goals scored as the Argentine now has 758 career goals while the 3-time World Cup winner has 757. Club Brugge by conceding four became the first team to concede 4+ goals in four consecutive UCL games.
Ajax and Erik Ten Haag also ended their group with a 100% record with a 4-2 win over Sporting. Ivorian Sebastien Haller has broken Erling Haaland’s record for the fastest player to reach 10 goals UCL from debut. It took Haaland seven games while it took the former Westham man six. Haller also a former Frankfurt striker has also joined United striker Cristiano Ronaldo (2017-18) as the only players to score in every group game in a Champions League campaign.
Finally, Manchester City lost 2-1 to Leipzig but the English giants have already won their group since MD Five. Riyad Mahrez goal means only Sergio Aguero (Six in 2013/14) has scored more goals in a single UCL group stage for Manchester City than Riyad Mahrez who netted Five this season.
The second round of games have been scheduled to go down on Wednesday night and Barcelona risk setting an unwanted record as the night of records is yet to meet the dawn.