The UEFA Champions League returned with a bang on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, as matchday 5 delivered a captivating blend of thrilling encounters, unexpected upsets, and decisive moments that shaped the destiny of several teams in Europe’s top club competition.
Galatasaray 3-3 Manchester United
In a dramatic turn of events, Galatasaray salvaged a late 3-3 draw against Manchester United at the Türk Telekom Stadium.
Manchester United gave up a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw at Galatasaray. United’s Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, and Scott McTominay scored in a breathless game, but the single point kept them bottom of Group A on four points after five matches.
The Red Devils are now out of the Champions League race and will not even play in the Europa League.
The Los Blancos continued their impressive Champions League campaign with a dominant 4-2 victory over Napoli at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Rodrygo, Jude Bellingham, Paz Martinez, and Joselu were all on target for Real Madrid, while Giovanni Simone and Zmbo Anguissa scored consolation goals for Napoli. The victory solidified Real Madrid’s position at the top of Group C with 15 points.
Arsenal 6-0 Lens, Gunner champion on
Arsenal delivered a stunning 6-0 win against Lens, securing their spot in the next round. With six goals, the Gunners cruise into the Champions League last 16.
The emphatic victory showcased Arsenal’s strength in the competition. Havertz, Jesus Gabriel, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, and Jorginho all had their share in the match.
All five goals from the first half until substitute Jorginho completed the scoring with a late penalty, awarded following VAR intervention for a handball by Khusanov Abdukodir.