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Padraig Whelan·27 October 2022

💫 UCL Awards: Barça crash out, epic endings and unbelievable misses

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Some big guns have crashed out with a game remaining after another crazy midweek of Champions League football.

This is what we made of it.

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The no lever-age left award

For the second successive season, Barcelona will be playing Europa League football after Christmas.

The seeing red award

And you really can’t blame him as Harry Kane’s dramatic 95th minute winner was ruled out.

The miss of the season award

Danylo Sikan etched his name into infamy with this one. Sik, indeed.

The I owe you one award

Thanks to the miss shown above and the fact that Liverpool cruised to victory while Shakhtar did not, Darwin Núñez may have gotten away with this one.

The epic ending award

Atleti are out. But only after missing a 98th minute penalty, hitting the bar from the rebound and then seeing the follow up to that effort being deflected wide. Incredible drama.

The fine wine award

A reminder he was left off the final Ballon d’Or shortlist.

The family ties award

Not even Lionel Messi managed it. Like father, like son.

The petty as it gets award

You have to love this reaction to their rivals’ latest European embarrassment.

The assisting king award

And he’s now just one off Steven Gerrard’s European goals record for Liverpool too.

The doing Diego proud award

In the era of VAR, there was no way Sebastián Coates was getting away with his attempt to one of Diego Maradona’s most memorable moments.

The you shall not pass award

He’s the first Champions League goalkeeper to pull of that many penalty saves in a single campaign (from 2003 onwards) – and technically it is four given he also saved one that had to be retaken.

The drawing blanks award

Riyad Mahrez’s costly miss in Dortmund also means that City have missed a worryingly high 25 of 80 penalties under Pep Guardiola.

The Robert who? award

When Bayern opted against a superstar signing to replace Robert Lewandowski, who knew they had good reason for it.

The lucky charm award

Graham Potter also became the first Chelsea manager since Roberto Di Matteo to go unbeaten in his first four Champions League games. And we all remember how that ended …

The Brexit award

A superb strike it was too against his boyhood club.

The slowest starters award

That famous anthem has barely died down by the time the French side find themselves trailing.

The worst team ever award

As things stand, Rangers and Viktoria Plzen are both beating Dinamo Zagreb for being the worst team in the competition’s history with no points and worse than a -15 goal difference ahead of the final round. The Scottish side currently have an unwanted lead by one goal.