Liverpool, Spurs edge Inter Milan, Napoli to advance

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Liverpool, Spurs edge Inter Milan, Napoli to advance
Liverpool, Spurs overcame nervous endings to finish runner-up in their groups, and edged head-to-head tiebreakers with Napoli, Inter Milan after finishing level on points.

It ended England 2, Italy 0 on a tense night of decisive Champions League group games on Tuesday. Liverpool advanced to the round of 16 by beating Napoli 1-0, though it relied on a stoppage-time save by goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Tottenham is also in Monday’s draw after defying expectations in Barcelona thanks to Lucas Moura’s 85th-minute leveler in a 1-1 draw.

Even with that point, Tottenham still needed Inter Milan to fail to beat winless PSV Eindhoven – and it ended 1-1 in San Siro.

Both English teams overcame nervous endings to finish runner-up in their groups, and edged head-to-head tiebreakers with Italian rivals after finishing level on points.

A late goal in any of the three games would have changed the equation but Alisson saved Liverpool, second-half substitute Lionel Messi couldn’t lift Barcelona, and Inter failed to find a winner in seven minutes of stoppage time.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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