Welcome to tonights liveblog, which covers Night 3 of the UCL Group Stages and the League of Ireland First Division Final day.
Earlier today Lokomotiv Moscow were unlucky not to take something out of their game against Bayern Munich, with the European Champions winning 1-2. Shaktar Donetsk secured a point against Inter, the team that beat them 5-0 in last seasons Europa League semi-finals.
Here’s this evenings games
Champions League Fixtures:
Atalanta v Ajax
Atletico Madrid v Salzburg
Monchengladbach v Real Madrid
Porto v Olympiacos
Liverpool v Midtjyland
Marseille v Man City
League of Ireland First Divsion Fixtures
Athlone v Bray
Cabinteely v Drogheda
Cobh Ramblers v Shamrock Rovers II
Galway v UCD
Wexford v Longford
Games are kicking off now
GOAL Longford: First goal of the night. Longford move up to 3rd as it stands. Goal by Grimes. Wexford will finish bottom regardless of what happens. 0-1
GOAL Porto: Fabio Vieira fires Porto ahead. 1-0.
As things stand in the First Division Drogheda will be Champions with Bray going into the play-offs. Bray need to win with Drogheda failing to do so. If Bray draw Drogheda would have to lose by 5 or more goals. Longford, UCD, and Cabinteely currently take up the other play-off places.
GOAL Man City: Torres scores his 2nd UCL goal for City. 0-1
RED CARD Cabinteely: Carlin shown a second yellow.
GOAL Galway: Christopher scores, Galway move into the play-offs.
Penalty Ajax: Tadic coolly scores. 0-1
GOAL Atletico: Llorente, the hero in last seasons round of 16, makes it 1-0.
GOAL Bray: Keegan makes it 0-1, Bray go top.
GOAL Monchengladbach: Thuram puts the Germans ahead, Real fall behind for the 2nd game in a row. VAR looked at it, it wasn’t overruled. 1-0
First Division HT
Athlone 0-1 Bray
Cabinteely 0-0 Drogheda
Cobh Ramblers 0-0 Shamrock Rovers II
Galway 1-0 UCD
Wexford 0-1 Longford
As things stand Bray are Champions, Drogheda will go into the play-offs, as will Longford, UCD, and Galway.
GOAL Ajax: Traore doubles the lead. 0-2
GOAL Salzburg: It’s that young superstar so many big teams have been sniffing around Szoboszlai. One-on-one with the keeper, no mistake. 1-1
Champions League Halftime
Atalanta 0-2 Ajax
Atletico 1-1 Salzburg
Monchengladbach 1-0 Real Madrid
Porto 1-0 Olympiacos
Liverpool 0-0 Midtjylland
Marseille 0-1 Man City
More defensive woes for Liverpool. Fabinho has gone off injured.
2nd halves kicking off in the First Division.
Correction to an earlier update. Only Cabinteely got a player sent off, not Drogheda.
Charlton won so Ron’s something of a happy camper, depending on if Bray become champions he could be the happiest camper there has ever been.
GOAL Wexford: Fitsimons equalizes. 1-1
GOAL Drogheda: James Brown get’s up offa that thing and scores. Drogs go top. 0-1
The First Division trophy is halfway between Athlone and Cabinteely in a car. May have to turnaround a few times yet.
GOAL Salzburg: Berisha volleys it into the back of the net. 1-2 Salzburg
GOAL Drogheda: Heeney makes it 0-2. That should be the title wrapped up.
GOAL Atleti: Felix gets his first UCL goal of the season, himself, Suarez, and Correa link up superbly. 2-2
GOAL Atalanta: Zapata gets the Italians back in it. 1-2 to Ajax
GOAL Liverpool: Jota continues his fine form. 1-0
GOAL Monchengladbach: Thuram’s 2nd shot on target leads to his 2nd goal. 2-0
GOAL Wexford: the bottom side come from behind to lead Longford. 2-1
GOAL Atalanta: Zapata scores again, emphatic finish. 2-2
GOAL UCD: Equalizer by Weir. 1-1
As things stand Drogheda go up, Bray, UCD, Longford, and Cabinteely go into the play-offs. If Cobh or Galway can find a winner they’ll go into the play-offs.
GOAL UCD: They’ll have a home semi as things stand. 1-2
PENALTY SAVED: Drogs save a Cabo penalty, they are going up
GOAL Galway: But it’s come too late for John Caulfields men.
Unless Drogs concede at least 2 in the time that remains they are champions. A Cobh goal would see them into the play-offs.
RED CARD: Shamrock Rovers II have had a player sent off.
GOAL Man City: Sterling finishes the job. 0-3
Drogheda are First Division Champions. The men from Louth will play Premier Division football next season. Congratulations to all at Drogs.
First Division Results
Athlone 0-1 Bray
Cabinteely 0-2 Drogheda
Cobh Ramblers 0-0 Shamrock Rovers II
Galway 2-2 UCD
Wexford 2-1 Longford
Drogheda are promoted. The play-offs semi-finals will be:
Bray v Cabinteely
UCD v Longford
GOAL Porto: Sergio Oliveira gets on the end of Moussa Marega’s cross. 2-0
GOAL Real Madrid: Not over yet. Benzema is in the right place to get the La Liga champions back in it. 2-1 Monchengladbach
GOAL Atleti: The Madrid neighbours score within seconds of eachother. Felix with a fantastic finish off a cross by Lemar. Felix has been super tonight. 3-2 Atleti
Penalty Liverpool: Salah wins a penalty off Paulinho. SCORED. Blasts it into the corner. 2-0
GOAL Real Madrid: Modric cross, Ramos header, Casemiro finish. They almost came back against Shaktar, they’ve comeback here and it looks like they’ve sealed a point.
Champions League Full Time
Atalanta 2-2 Ajax
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg
Monchengladbach 2-2 Real Madrid
Porto 2-0 Olympiacos
Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland
Marseille 0-3 Man City
Almost two upsets in the Champions League. Atleti and Real both managed to come back in their respective games. Midtjylland were unlucky against Liverpool, who were far from impressive.
That’s it for tonights Liveblog. Goodnight.