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Bayern go past PSG. United enter last 16. Barcelona labour to win

By Unnikrishnan
Bayern's Tolisso

London, December 6: Bayren Munich halted Paris Saint Germain's bull run in the Champions League with a 3-1 verdict and Manchester United, who secured a Last 16 berth, continued their fine ways as the big guns had a mixed result on Wednesday (December 6).

A close look at the matches.

Bayern Munich 3 beat PSG 1

Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to finish the Champions League group stage with a 100 per cent record as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich.
PSG's star-studded forward line was delivered a lesson in ruthlessness by Jupp Heynckes' men.

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar spurned chances for PSG while Edinson Cavani, save for a neat touch to set up Mbappe for the goal that cut Bayern's lead to 2-1, struggled to make a lasting impression.

By marked contrast, Bayern needed little invitation to take full advantage of their attacking openings, Robert Lewandowski's opener and a brace from former Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso doing the damage.

Manchester United 2 bt CSKA Moscow 1

Manchester United went into the last 16 of the Champions League as winners of Group A after a 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford.

Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford secured the win for Jose Mourinho's side after Alan Dzagoev had put the Russian side ahead.

Chelsea 1 draw Atletico Madrid 1

Chelsea laboured to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid which has serious ramifications for their Champions League last-16 fixture.

The Blues needed a win to guarantee top spot in Group C but found Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak in inspired form before Saul Niguez nodded in with an effort that looked like it might seal a win for Diego Simeone's side, themselves needing maximum points to have any chance of going through.

Roma beat Qarabag 1-0 in the Eternal City, however, to deny both teams here, eliminating Atletico and giving Antonio Conte cause for concern after his side could not add to Stefan Savic's own goal.

With English clubs topping four of the other seven groups, as it stands Conte's men would face Besiktas, Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain in the next round.

Barcelona 2 beat Sporting CP 0

Jeremy Mathieu scored an own-goal on his return to Camp Nou as Barcelona laboured to a 2-0 win over Sporting CP with Lionel Messi a second-half substitute.

Coach Ernesto Valverde opted to rest his side's star player and watched as the likes of Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal misfired for almost an hour against Jorge Jesus' well-drilled Sporting team.

Paco Alcacer scored the opener moments before Messi's 61st-minute introduction, which prompted a marked improvement in Barcelona's play as what was only a second win in five outings for Valverde's men ended with the home side in control.

Other results

Roma 1 beat Qarabag FK 0

Anderlecht 1 beat Celtic 0

FC Basel 2 bt Benfica 0

Juventus 2 bt Olympiakos 0

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