Napoli and Benfica through, Arsenal pip Paris
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Napoli and Benfica clinched round of 16 places after a heavy defeat for Beşiktaş while Arsenal pipped Paris Saint-Germain to Group A top spot and Barcelona equalled a record.
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- Napoli and Benfica claim round of 16 places after Beşiktaş lose 6-0 at Dynamo Kyiv
- Arsenal pip Paris to Group A's top spot thanks to Lucas Pérez hat-trick at Basel
- Lionel Messi takes group tally to ten goals while Ludogorets and Rostov extend European campaigns
- Groups E to H conclude on Wednesday with two qualifying places left to be decided
- Round of 16 draw at 12:00CET on Monday, streamed live in the UEFA.com DrawCentre
Qualified as group winners: Arsenal (Group A), Napoli (B), Barcelona (C), Atlético (D), Monaco (E), Leicester City (G)
Qualified as group runners-up: Paris (A), Benfica (B), Manchester City (C), Bayern (D), Bayer Leverkusen (E)
Other teams already qualified: Dortmund (F), Real Madrid (F), Juventus (H)
Transfer to UEFA Europa League round of 32: Ludogorets (A), Beşiktaş (B), Borussia Mönchengladbach (C), Rostov (D)
Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Ludogorets Razgrad
Ludogorets made sure of third place and condemned Paris to second despite the home side scoring an added-time equaliser through Ángel Di María. Earlier Edinson Cavani's overhead kick had cancelled out Virgil Misidjan's opener before Wanderson restored the Bulgarian champions' lead.
Basel 1-4 Arsenal
Lucas Pérez opened his UEFA Champions League account with a hat-trick in the first 47 minutes and Alex Iwobi added another as, courtesy of Paris's slip, Arsenal ended their wait – dating back to 2011/12 – for a group first place. Basel finish fourth.
Dynamo Kyiv 6-0 Beşiktaş
Beşiktaş went to eliminated Dynamo knowing victory would take them through but instead they must settle for third position after a game where they trailed by four at half-time and which they ended with nine men. The win was Dynamo's biggest in the UEFA Champions League.
Benfica 1-2 Napoli
With Beşiktaş losing, both these teams were assured of last-16 berths regardless of the result. Napoli, who only needed a draw for top spot, made certain as they prevailed through José Callejón's strike on the hour and a second by substitute Dries Martens despite Raúl Jiménez's consolation.
Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Lionel Messi scored his tenth UEFA Champions League goal of the season, just one short of Cristiano Ronaldo's group-stage record. Arda Turan managed a hat-trick as section winners Barcelona finished in style, equalling the record of 20 goals in a group. Gladbach already knew they were heading for the UEFA Europa League.
Manchester City 1-1 Celtic
On-loan City player Patrick Roberts found the net against his parent club for eliminated Celtic before Kelechi Iheanacho equalised, all in the first eight minutes. City were previously confirmed as runners-up.
Bayern München 1-0 Atlético Madrid
It was too late for Bayern to wrest first place but Robert Lewandowski's free-kick ensured the runners-up signed off with a win and denied table-topping Atleti their shot at a perfect sixth victory.
PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Rostov
Rostov got the point they needed to hold off PSV and finish third after their UEFA Champions League debut.