Editor’s note: these grades are for teams’ performances in this week’s round of matches rather than their chances of winning the competition as a whole.
What happened in Hamburg on Tuesday should resonate as one of the great Champions League stories. Shakhtar, a team without a home since 2014, exiled from Ukraine by war, continue to show off admirable fortitude. The 1-0 win over Barcelona had echoes of Shakhtar beating Real Madrid home and away in 2021. Sure, Barcelona did not play at all well, Robert Lewandowski was a virtual passenger but Danylo Sikan, a…