As they claimed a 3-0 away victory over Sheriff in Champions League football results, Real Madrid made a new record. Meanwhile, UEFA share the football news related to Champions League – the Matchday 5 Player of the Week nominees.
Champions League Football Results – Real Madrid Made a New Record:
Real Madrid beat Sheriff Tiraspol on Wednesday evening, and have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage from Group D.
Los Blancos have reached the round of 16 for the 19th time in a row. This means that since this round’s introduction back in the 2003/04 campaign, Real Madrid have qualified to last-16 each time.
This makes them the only team to ever achieve this milestone, as per OptaJose.
With 12 points after 5 fixtures, Carlo Ancelotti’s men top the Group D at the moment.
Meanwhile, the fate of the group winner will decide itself in their face-to-face clash with Inter Milan on December 7.
Champions League Updates – Here Are the Nominees for the Player of the Week:
UEFA have just revealed the nominees for Champions League Matchday 5 Player of the Week.
The shortlist for Player of the Week is:
- Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko with 2 goals against Shakhtar Donetsk (2:0)
- Ajax forward Sebastien Haller with a brace against Besiktas (2:1)
- RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg who scored twice in a victory over Brugge (5:0)
- Sporting right winger Pedro Gonsalves with a total of 2 goals and 1 assist against Dortmund (3:1)
These are the players that UEFA have shortlisted for the award.
On top of that, Pedro Gonsalve’s second goal of the night coming from a 20-metres distance also enjoyed a nomination. This goal is a nominee for the Goal of the Week in Matchday 5.