Liverpool to eighth final hassle-free, Sporting makes Besiktas minced meat

Sporting Portugal has two more games on the agenda for a spot in the next round of the Champions League. The Turkish Besiktas did not stand a chance in Lisbon and is still pointless.
Group Liverpool – Atlético Madrid 2-0Liverpool has placed itself for the next round of the Champions League on Wednesday. Atlético Madrid had to bow its head on Anfield, after it did so for its own audience two weeks ago. Then it turned 2-3, now 2-0 for Liverpool.
Liverpool opened the score against Atlético early on. This happened via Diogo Jota, who nodded into a cross by Trent Alexander-Arnold at the second post. The 2-0 belonged to Sadio Mané, but again Alexander-Arnold gave the cross. Referee Danny Makkelie gave Felipe a red card before half time because he tapped Mané on the heel.
After half time, the arbitration stuck a baton for the 3-0 of Jota, which was frowned upon due to offside. Luis Suárez, who was whistled every now and then because of his Liverpool past, seemed to make the 2-1, but was also whistled back. Nothing changed on the 2-1.
Group CSporting – Besiktas 4-0Sporting slowly scribbled up in the Champions League pool which also includes Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. The Portuguese seem to have learned from the first two games and were also very strong against Besiktas, and the game was almost decided in the first half.
After half an hour Pedro Goncalves opened the score for Sporting. The Portuguese did that from the dot, to make the 2-0 a few minutes later. Besiktas barely had anything to say and when Paulinho made 3-0 before halftime, the game had more or less already played.
The victory gained extra shine for Sporting in the second half when Pablo Sarabia made fourth. It could have become even more painful for Besiktas, but a sample score was saved to the Turks in the end.
Group DSheriff Tiraspol-Internazionale 1-3Sheriff is back on Earth, after his historic stunt against Real Madrid. The Moldovan debutant also lost his second match against Internazionale by 1-3 on Wednesday, Denzel Dumfries joined Stefan de Vrij and his friends at a 0-0 rest stand, after which Inter went out. Marcelo Brozovic shot into 0-1 from the second line, Milan Skriniar also crumbled and Alexis Sánchez signed for the 0-3 barely one minute after his raid. The honor hit in the extra time was for Adama Traoré: 1-3. Inter took over the second place in the pool behind Real Madrid of Sheriff.