FC Barcelona and world footballer Robert Lewandowski will only play in the Europa League in the new year. Due to Inter Milan's clear 4-0 (2-0) win over Viktoria Pilsen, the Catalans had no chance of qualifying for the round of 16 before the home game against FC Bayern (9 p.m., in the WELT sports ticker) on Wednesday evening to qualify for the Champions League.
Former Wolfsburg Bundesliga professional Edin Dzeko (42nd minute/66th), ex-Dortmunder Henrich Mchitarjan (35th) and Belgium's top striker Romelu Lukaku (87th) scored for the well-deserved victory. The Munich team needed a win for the early group victory at the Camp Nou due to the success of Inter.
Bayer Leverkusen is also eliminated from the Champions League. After FC Porto's 4-0 (1-0) win at FC Bruges, the Rhinelanders can no longer reach the first two places in Group B before their game at Atlético Madrid on Wednesday evening (9 p.m.). Bayer 04's new goal is third place, which would entitle them to continue playing in the Europa League. Before the game in Spain, Leverkusen are bottom of the table, one point behind Atlético.
Mehdi Taremi (33rd minute/70th), Evanilson (57th) and Stephen Eustáquio (60th) scored Porto's goals against the Belgians who had already qualified for the round of 16. Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa saved back-to-back penalties in the second half – first saving Hans Vanaken's shot, but the penalty was retaken. Noa Lang started and also failed at the goalkeeper.