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Liverpool, Porto advance to Champions League Round of 16

Liverpool advanced to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday after beating Ajax 3-0 in Group A Matchday 5, according to Anadolu Agency.


Egyptian star Mohamed Salah drew first blood for Liverpool in the 42nd minute at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.


In the second half, Darwin Nunez netted the second goal for the Reds in the 49th minute, and just two minutes later, Harvey Elliott scored another one for the English club and the match ended 3-0.


Liverpool, which needed to avoid defeat to advance to the Round of 16, got the visa it needed, while Ajax is on its way to the UEFA Europa League.


In Group A, Napoli, which had already qualified, won five games out of five with Wednesday’s 3-0 victory against Scottish team Rangers.


Portuguese team Porto advanced to the Round of 16 by hammering Club Brugge 4-0, while Atletico Madrid failed to win against Bayer Leverkusen as the match ended 2-2 in Group B.


Porto forward Mehdi Taremi scored twice in the 33rd and 79th minutes at Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges. The other goals came from Evanilson in the 57th minute and Stephen Eustaquio in the 60th minute.


Club Brugge leads the Group B standings with 10 points, followed by Porto with 9 points.


Atletico lies third with 5 points and Leverkusen placed fourth with 4 points.


Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency