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Champions League round up: Group A-D

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Round five of the Champions League concluded on Wednesday with action from groups A, B, C and D.

Group A:

Real Madrid travelled to the Arena Lviv to take on Shakhtar Donetsk, whilst Paris Saint-Germain travelled to Sweden to face Malmo.

Both of these games looked very one sided on paper and the giants produced some clinical football, although Madrid had a late scare - conceding three late goals after earlier scoring four.


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This is quite unsettling for Madrid, who also conceded four goals at the weekend in El Clasico. PSG ended up winning 5-0 and with victory, claim second place to advance through the group. Madrid top the group with four wins and one draw.

Group B:

Manchester United hosted PSV in a crucial tie, with both teams on seven and six points respectively.

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This was an opportunity for United to claim qualification with a victory, but they could not find a way through the well-disciplined Dutch side's defence with the game ending 0-0.

On the other side of the world in Russia, CSKA Moscow faced Wolfsburg from Germany. The away side took the lead with Andre Schurrle, who added another later on as the German side won the game 2-0.

This puts Wolfsburg top of the group with just one fixture remaining.


Group C:

Astana hosted the group leaders Benfica in Kazakhstan and ground out a 2-2 draw after scoring two early goals. Atletico Madrid entertained Turkish champions Galatasaray in Spain with the home side cruising to a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Benfica maintained the top spot of the group with 10 points and sealed qualification alonsgside the Spanish side.

Group D:

Juventus hosted Manchester City in Italy and the Italians regained control of the group after winning 1-0.

City created some great chances and should have scored; Raheem Sterling missed an absolute sitter inside the six-yard box with only an open net to aim for.


The organised defence displayed by Juventus was a delight to watch and they will be very tough to beat moving forward.

The other game took place in Germany between Borussia Monchengladbach and Spanish giant slayers Sevilla.

Sevilla needed a win to have any chance of progressing but the match ended 4-2 in favour of the Germans - extinguishing the Champions League flame for Sevilla.

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