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- Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:54
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid, Man City through; Man United, Benfica top...
Real Madrid and Manchester City were the first two teams to book round of 16 places on a night when Manchester United and Benfica took over the lead of their groups.
Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Malmö
Shakhtar got off the mark and moved level with their visitors as Olexandr Gladkiy, Darijo Srna, Eduardo and Alex Teixeira scored to keep their hopes alive.
Real Madrid 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Madrid are through thanks to Nacho's first-half goal, and they have eclipsed Barcelona's record of 18 consecutive group games unbeaten with No19 here. Paris trail them by three points but are four ahead of Shakhtar and Malmö.
Manchester United 1-0 CSKA Moskva
Wayne Rooney's 79th-minute header secured victory for United and took them top. United's draw two weeks ago in Russia remains the only match in this group which did not finish as a home win.
PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Wolfsburg
PSV joined Wolfsburg on six points, two clear of CSKA, thanks to second-half goals by Jürgen Locadia and Luuk de Jong, whose late strike ensured the hosts replicated the Wolves's 2-0 success in Germany a fortnight ago, levelling the head-to-head reckoning.
Astana 0-0 Atlético Madrid
Astana maintained their hopes of qualification with a second home draw in the group, though the away team hit the woodwork in each half.
Benfica 2-1 Galatasaray
Benfica occupy pole position, two points in front of Atlético, after goals from Jonas and Luisão either side of Lukas Podolski's strike. Galatasaray are three points behind Atlético, whom they must beat in Madrid on 25 November.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 Juventus
Fabian Johnson registered on 17 minutes but Stephan Lichtsteiner equalised just before half-time and Mönchengladbach's hopes of progress on their UEFA Champions League debut are over, though they can still pip Sevilla to third place. Juventus, who lost Hernanes to a red card, have a five-point advantage over third-placed Sevilla.
Sevilla 1-3 Manchester City
City are through, aided by goals in the first 11 minutes by Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho, plus a third before the interval by Wilfried Bony. Nothing less than two wins will now do for Sevilla, and they also need City to do them a favour at home to Juve next time out.