Chelsea, Man U enter knockout

Chelsea, Man U enter knockout


They were joined in the last 16 by Manchester United, Porto and Girondins Bordeaux, while four-time European champions Bayern Munich are on the brink of elimination after losing at home to the French champions.

Maccabi Haifa, Besiktas, APOEL Nicosia and Atletico were all eliminated, but could yet finish third in their respective groups and go into the Europa League.
There was high drama in almost every one of Tuesday's eight matches with a flood of late goals and a superb 1-1 draw between European giants AC Milan and Real Madrid.
The Group C clash between those famous old rivals, who have won the European Cup 16 times between them, was somewhat overshadowed with neither side able to advance.  The draw left both on seven points from four matches, just one ahead of Olympique Marseille who crushed FC Zurich 6-1.

The most dramatic recovery came at Old Trafford where Manchester United scored twice in the last ten minutes to force a 3-3 draw with CSKA Moscow, stretch their unbeaten home Champions League record to 23 matches, and earn a place in the last 16.
But individual honours belonged to Chelsea's Ivorian striker Drogba who dazzled in the game against Atletico.

Results: Group A: FC Bayern Munchen: 0 lt to FC Girondins de Bordeaux: 2 (Gourcuff 37th, Chamakh 90th); Maccabi Haifa FC: 0 lt to Juventus: 1 (Camoranesi 45+).
Group B: Besiktas JK: 0 lt to VfL Wolfsburg: 3 (Misimovic 14th, Gentner 80th, Dzeko 87th); Manchester United FC: 3 (Owen 29th, Scholes 84th, Valencia 90+) drew PFC CSKA Moskva: 3 (Dzagoev 25th, Krasic 31st, V Berezutski 47th).
Group C: AC Milan: 1 (Ronaldinho 35th) drew Real Madrid CF: 1 (Benzema 29th); Olympique de Marseille: 6 (Aegerter (og) 3rd, Abriel 11th, Niang 51st, Hilton 80th, Cheyrou 87th, Brandao 90th) bt FC Zurich: 1 (Alphonse 31st).  
Group D: APOEL FC: 0 lt to FC Porto: 1 (Falcao 84th); Club Athletico de Madrid: 2 (Aguero 66th, 90+) drew Chelsea FC: 2 (Drogba 82nd, 88th).

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