Danylo Sikan’s towering header gave Shakhtar Donetsk a 1-0 win against La Liga champions Barcelona in their Group H match. The 22-year-old forward gave the Ukrainian side, playing in Hamburg, a shock lead in the 40th minute against the five-time European champions who dominated possession throughout.
Sikan moved quickly behind defender Andreas Christensen to intercept a cross from the right by Giorgi Gocholeishvili. He then headed the ball just beyond the reach of Marc-André ter Stegen, the goalkeeper for Barça.
Barcelona’s perfect record in the group stage came to an end with their defeat, allowing Porto to also reach nine points at the top of the standings. Porto secured their win over Royal Antwerp with an early penalty from Evanilson and a late goal from Pepe. The 10-man Antwerp, who had Jurgen Ekkelenkamp sent off in the 52nd minute, are still without any points in the group.
Following Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Newcastle in Germany, Paris Saint-Germain lost their position as Group F leaders after a 2-1 loss to Milan. In a thrilling match, Olivier Giroud’s strong header in the second half led to a comeback victory for the hosts, securing their first win in this season’s tournament.
Milan Skriniar, a former player for Internazionale, scored for PSG, giving them the lead. However, their advantage was short-lived as Rafael Leão quickly equalized with an impressive bicycle kick just three minutes later. In the second half, Olivier Giroud secured a valuable win for his team in front of a crowd of 75,649 at San Siro.
Manchester City secured their place in the next round by defeating Young Boys 3-0, while RB Leipzig also secured their spot with two games remaining. Xavi Simons and Loïs Openda scored the goals that led Leipzig to a 2-1 victory over Red Star Belgrade.
Ciro Immobile scored in the first half, giving Lazio a 1-0 victory at home against Feyenoord. This win keeps Lazio’s chances of advancing to the knockout stage alive, and moves them up to second place in Group E under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri. After losing 3-1 in the previous game against Feyenoord, Lazio now has seven points from four games and is only one point behind group leaders Atlético Madrid. In the other group match, Atlético Madrid defeated Celtic 6-0.