UCL: Man Utd Crash Out, Ronaldo Outshines Messi

Manchester United are out of the Champions League following a 3-2 defeat at RB Leipzig who confirmed their spot in the last 16 with the win.

United needed a draw to seal progress to the next round while Leipzig needed to win and it was the Germans who seized the initiative at the Red Bull Arena as goals from former Manchester City Angelino and Amadou Haidara put them two goals up inside 13 minutes.

Substitute Justin Kluivert added a third in the second half as Leipzig exploited United’s search for an equaliser.

A late rally saw United score twice – Bruno Fernandes from the spot and Paul Pogba’s deflected header, but the visitors eventually ran out of time to salvage an equaliser and they will now drop to the Europa League.

There was drama in the other Group H game between Paris St Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir as players of the Turkish club left the pitch after accusing a match official of racism.

Basaksehir’s Cameroonian assistant coach Pierre Webo was red-carded in the 13th minute by an assistant referee and the Turkish side then walked off the pitch after about 10 minutes of discussions with Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan.

PSG also left the pitch.

UEFA said the game will resume without the fourth official who was at the centre of the accusations.

In Group G, Cristiano Ronaldo outshone rival Lionel Messi as Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Nou Camp.

Ronaldo scored two penalties either side of half time with Weston McKennie also on target.

Both sides had already sealed progress with Barcelona qualifying as group winners but the defeat, a second in succession following the reverse at Cadiz in La Liga, is sure to increase pressure on Barca boss Ronald Koeman.