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UCL: Madrid win to sail through, Man City lose as Man Utd is held

Real Madrid ensured that they would qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League as Group A winners following a 4-3 success over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine on Wednesday.

A double from Cristiano Ronaldo and goals from Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal saw the visitors take a 4-0 lead, which stood entering the final 15 minutes of the contest.

Shakhtar scored three times in the final 13 minutes, however, with an Alex Teixeira brace and a close-range finish from Dentinho setting up a grandstand finish at the Arena Lviv.

Manchester United missed the chance to book a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare this evening as they were held to a goalless draw by PSV Eindhoven.

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard squandered the best of United’s chances as they failed to find a breakthrough, with PSV remaining stubborn throughout.

Louis van Gaal’s side must now match or better PSV’s result in the final group game to ensure their place in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Juventus sealed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by claiming a narrow 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

Mario Mandzukic turned in a cross from Alex Sandro to give the Bianconeri the lead.

Sergio Aguero and Fernando were then denied by Gianluigi Buffon and Raheem Sterling fired wide late on as City slipped to their second defeat in the group stage.

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