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Bayern Munich, PSG reach Champions League last 16

Champions League results – Week 4

November 2, 2017 5:38 pm

Layvin Kurzawa scored an unlikely hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain powered into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht, while Bayern Munich joined them in the knockout stage.

Marco Verratti curled in a terrific opening goal – his first in Europe since September 2014 – on the half-hour at the Parc des Princes, with Brazilian superstar Neymar firing in a second before the break. The world’s most expensive player was involved in PSG’s third goal as well, as his free-kick was tipped onto the post with France international Kurzawa forcing in the rebound.

The left-back then headed in another from a Dani Alves cross and completed an improbable treble with an angled drive as PSG increased their goals haul to 17 – with none conceded – in four Group B matches.

The French giants top their section with a maximum 12 points, with Bundesliga leaders Bayern progressing alongside them following a 2-1 victory away to Celtic. Kingsley Coman pounced on hesitant Celtic defending to latch onto a long clearance up field from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and round Craig Gordon to slot into an empty net on 22 minutes.

Callum McGregor slotted in a second-half equaliser, but Javi Martinez’s brave towering header — which left the Spaniard bloodied – clinched qualification for the Germans in Glasgow. The Scottish champions remain favourites to clinch third spot and a Europa League place ahead of Anderlecht, who they host on match day six, following their win in Belgium earlier in the campaign.

“The disappointment in the dressing room really shows how well we played,” said Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

“I was very proud of the team and the level of composure and quality that we played with and we caused them lots of problems.”

Game 4 results – Champions League

Tuesday

Roma 3-0 Chelsea

Atlético Madrid 1-1 Qarabag FK

Celtic 1-2 Bayern

Olympiacos 0-0 Barcelona

FC Basel 1-2 CSKA Moscow

Paris 5-0 Anderlecht

Man United 2-0 Benfica

Sporting 1-1 Juventus

 

Wednesday

Beşiktaş 1-1 Monaco

Porto 3-1 RB Leipzig

Tottenham 3-1 Real Madrid

Dortmund 1-1 Apoel Nicosia

Sevilla 2-1 Spartak Moskva

Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Feyenoord

Napoli 2-4 Man. City

Liverpool 3-0 Maribor

 

Author: Sports Reporter

 

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