The following clubs are qualified for the knock-out phase of the Champions League: Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Wolfsburg, PSV, Atlético Madrid, Benfica, Manchester City, Juventus, Barcelona, Roma, Bayern München, Arsenal, Chelsea, D. Kyiv, Zenit, Gent.
Victories for Krasnodar, qualified for the next phase of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over visitors Dortmund; also for Rubin Kazan, 2-0 at home against Sion. A win at Bordeaux will be enough if Liverpool FC beats Sion in Switzerland. In Moscow, Lokomotiv went down 2-4 to Sporting CP and now has to win in Albania to guarantee a pass.
A seven-goal thriller won by Real at Shakhtar Donetsk, PSG slam five past Malmö. A total of 26 goals in eight games. CSKA went down at home to German side Wolfsburg in Group B and the best possibility now is Europa League football. Through are Real Madrid, PSG, Benfica, Atlético, Juventus and Manchester City.
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Through to the knockout stage seem to be certain Barcelona in Group E; in Group F, Bayern and Olympiacos are looking at the next phase; In Group G, FC Porto and Chelsea promise the same; in Group H, Zenit qualifies already. André Villas-Boas shows his mettle.
CSKA down but not out after a Rooney goal on 79' sinks Russia's representative tonight; in Group A, Real Madrid is already qualified for the next round; Group B is wide open with Manchester United ahead on 7 and CSKA only three points behind on 4; Group C seems to be favoring Benfica and Atlético and in D, City is through.
Matchday Three complete. CSKA got a home point in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United in Group B, led now by Wolfsburg. Real and PSG lead Group A with a goalless draw in Paris. Galatasaray's win against Benfica leaves Group C wide open and in D, it's Juve and City in the driving seats.
Matchday Three got underway tonight in Groups EFGH and it's three out of three for Zenit Saint Petersburg, with a three-one victory over French visitors Lyon. Dzyuba scored the first after just three minutes but Lyon equalized just after the break before Hulk and Danny restored Zenit's lead and secured nine points out of nine.
In Group B, Rubin Kazan held Bordeaux in a goalless draw at home; in Group C Krasnodar beat Qäbälä FK 2-1 and in Group H, Lokomotiv Moskva beat the Albanian visitors Skënderbeu 2-0. After this week's Champions League successes, another great night for Russian soccer.
Matchday 2: Groups EFGH played tonight, another nightmare for the Premier League sides Chelsea (2-1 down at FC Porto) and Arsenal (2-3 losers at home to Olympiacos), while Russia's representative Zenit won at home against Gent by 2-1. All is well for André Villas-Boas' team.
Sporting Club de Portugal 1 Lokomotiv Moskva 3 in Group H was the best result of the day for the three Russian teams in the Europa League; in Group B, FC Rubin Kazan lost at FC Sion in Switzerland by 2-1, the same result as FC Krasnodar (Group C) at Borussia Dortmund.
The Premier League transfer deadline is to close at 20.00 today Moscow time and the surprise move of the day is a non-event: David De Gea will not be moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid because an administrative error means that the bureaucratic process misses the deadline.
CSKA Moskva eliminated Portugal's Sporting CP in last nights' Champions League play-off after losing 2-1 in Lisbon, and winning 3-1 in Moscow, joining Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League group stage for this soccer year 2015-2016.