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Champions League Matchday 5 LIVE: Real Madrid, Liverpool Eye Knockout Places

Multiple places in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage are spoken for, but that list could grow Tuesday, as Matchday 5 commences around Europe.

The headlining match of the day is in Germany, where Borussia Dortmund hosts Tottenham, with Christian Pulisic's side (playing without the injured American teenager) looking to keep its slim hopes of qualification alive against Spurs, who are already assured of their place in the last 16. Real Madrid will hope to join them, and the defending champion could do so with a win over Cyprus upstart APOEL.

In the day's early games, surprise first-place side Besiktas punched its first ticket to the knockout stage ever, drawing Porto to clinch first in Group G with a game to spare.

Here is the slate for the day, with scores updated as they change (all times Eastern):

Besiktas 1, Porto 1 (FT)

Spartak Moscow 1, Maribor 1 (FT)

Sevilla 0, Liverpool 3

Manchester City 0, Feyenoord 0

Napoli 0, Shakhtar Donetsk 0

Monaco 1, RB Leipzig 4

APOEL 0, Real Madrid 4

Borussia Dortmund 1, Tottenham 0

Stay tuned here for updates and highlights of goals and key plays from throughout the day in the Champions League (refresh for most recent updates).

BENZEMA, NACHO SEAL REAL MADRID'S RESULT EARLY

Real Madrid appears set to put the finishing touches on its knockout-stage ticket, with Karim Benzema breaking his drought and Nacho following moments later to make it 3-0.

AUBAMEYANG LIFTS DORTMUND'S SPIRITS

It's been a dreadful stretch for Borussia Dortmund, whose manager, Peter Bosz, is under fire, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang delivered a bright spot with a first-class finish to beat Hugo Lloris and give Dortmund a 1-0 home lead over Tottenham in the 31st minute.

LIVERPOOL, RB LEIPZIG BOTH GO 3-0 UP

It's been a walk in the park for the two sides that will do business for midfielder Naby Keita this coming summer. At Sevilla, Roberto Firmino netted his second, going with a no-look finish to tap in from close range in the 30th minute.

At Monaco, Timo Werner hit for his second from the penalty spot, improving the club's chances of advancing to the knockout stage.

MODRIC ROCKET PUTS REAL MADRID IN FRONT

Luka Modric picked out a failed clearance and delivered a perfect hit, firing Real Madrid in front of APOEL in the 23rd minute.

MANE DOUBLES LIVERPOOL'S LEAD

Another corner, another redirected header for a Liverpool goal. This time it was Sadio Mane doing the honors, doubling Liverpool's lead at Sevilla in the 22nd minute, with the first goalscorer, Roberto Firmino, delivering the assist.

OWN GOAL, WERNER STRIKE BOOST RB LEIPZIG

Monaco isn't doing itself any favors. Jemerson turned a cross into his own net, and that was followed minutes later by Timo Werner's finish (after a Jemerson turnover), giving RB Leipzig an early 2-0 lead away from home. A win would put the club level on points with Porto for second place in the group.

FIRMINO STRIKES EARLY FOR LIVERPOOL

The Reds can put the finishing touches on first place in the group in Spain, and it got on its way incredibly early. Roberto Firmino's close-range finish in the second minute has Liverpool up 1-0 on Sevilla.

MARIBOR STUNS SPARTAK AT THE DEATH

Just minutes after Spartak Moscow's late breakthrough from Cape Verde international Ze Luis, Maribor played spoiler with a dagger at the death. Jasmin Mesanovic's stoppage-time goal forced a 1-1 draw, which helps both Liverpool and Sevilla and deals a big blow to Spartak's hopes of going through. A win would have boosted the Russian side to the top of the group (provisionally) with Liverpool. Instead, it's left trailing the two group favorites with a game to go, at the mercy of their result to see how much work needs to be done in the finale at Liverpool.

TALISCA PULLS BESIKTAS EVEN

Besiktas didn't trail long, with Anderson Talisca finishing from close range off a sublime play and assist from Cenk Tosun in the 41st minute.

That goal was enough to force a 1-1 draw, which clinched first place in the group for Besiktas and its first place ever in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

PORTO GOES IN FRONT OF BESIKTAS

Felipe's clinical, first-time finish off a well-worked set-piece play just before the half-hour mark gave Porto a lead in Turkey, where Besiktas had otherwise controlled the run of play.

BABEL NEARLY BREAKS THROUGH

Ryan Babel's resurgence at Besiktas has been one of the low-key stories in Europe this season, and he nearly got on the board again with a wicked long-range blast in the 19th minute, only to be denied by Jose Sa's diving save.

Here are the lineups for today's games:

Borussia Dortmund vs. Tottenham

APOEL vs. Real Madrid

Sevilla vs. Liverpool

Manchester City vs. Feyenoord

Napoli vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Monaco vs. RB Leipzig

Besiktas vs. Porto

Spartak Moscow vs. Maribor

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Champions League Matchday 5 resumes Wednesday, with Juventus-Barcelona and Atletico Madrid-Roma headlining the day, while Manchester United and Chelsea are also among teams who could punch their knockout tickets.

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