Liverpool, Sevilla, Porto, Shakhtar into Champions League last 16


An overjoyed Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca fulfilled his promise to dress up as fictional character Zorro after leading his side into the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Premier League club Manchester City on Wednesday.

"From a medical point of view sex stimulates the ability to work only in women", Spartak's "trained cardiologist" Victoria Gameeva told Russian media. Firmino, Coutinho and Salah also start tonight. Over two legs, they can beat anyone.

Many Liverpool fans are claiming the club's current strike force is the best the club has boasted in quite some time.

Before the game, discussion turned to other 'famous European nights at Anfield'.

He was permitted freedom to roam by the quietly effective pair of Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum, fresh from their roles as centre-halves against Brighton. "I love this kind of news". It was an all or nothing game for both teams. Mane fed the ball to Salah, he played it to the right to Firmino who patiently layed it right back across the penalty area for Coutinho to put away a calm finish.

"It's really difficult when we go to the next gear, use the space and play this kind of football".

Coutinho's summer was dominated by his desire to move to the La Liga giants, so much so that he tried to force it with a late transfer request that was ultimately denied by Liverpool. Spartak barely had chance to reorganise before Liverpool's attacking foursome were wreaking havoc again. Those visiting on Google AMP who wish to vote will have to navigate to the front page and re-enter the story to access the non-AMP version of it.

And it was a proper performance from his side, stand-in skipper Philippe Coutinho inspiring an irresistible 7-0 victory.

"Winning a game is always good for each team, losing a game is always bad", he said, according to the Liverpool Echo.

"Even though he makes the team better, you've got Lallana to come back, Firmino is then doing better than anyone thought he would, you've still got Sturridge there, Mane and then Salah".

"But we had the same players already and they didn't score (in some previous games)".