Liverpool, Porto, Sevilla and Shakhtar into last 16
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho's hat-trick helping them to a 7-0 win – Porto, Sevilla and Shakhtar Donetsk were the final four teams to book their place in the round of 16 on Wednesday.
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- Liverpool, Porto, Sevilla and Shakhtar Donetsk final four teams through
- Reds finish Group E winners ahead of Sevilla after 7-0 rout of Spartak
- Shakhtar qualify by beating Man. City, who were eyeing perfect campaign
- Porto cruise past Monaco to come second in Group G ahead of Leipzig
- Watch highlights of all tonight's games
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Needing only a draw to qualify but three up inside 19 minutes, Liverpool ran out emphatic winners with the help of Philippe Countinho's hat-trick and a stunning acrobatic strike from Sadio Mané. They end the group stage with 23 goals, a tally only ever bettered by Paris Saint-Germain's record 25 this season.
Nuno Tavares's tenth-minute effort had Maribor in front until well into the second half but Ganso found the net with 15 minutes left as Sevilla picked up the point they required to be certain of a knockout stage berth.
Already through but looking to become just the seventh team to win all six of their group stage games, the Premier League leaders were undone by strikes from Bernard and Ismaily. Sergio Agüero's late consolation came from the spot.
Napoli had to win to stand a chance and the portentswere good when Piotr Zieliński put them ahead only two minutes in. However, Nicolai Jørgensen and Jeremiah St. Juste – in added time – gave hitherto point-less Feyenoord the victory.
In-form Álvaro Negredo converted from the spot before Naby Keïta drew the ten-man hosts level late on, only for Talisca to secure the group winners all three points in the last minute.
Tasked with matching Leipzig's result in order to seal second place, Porto did not leave anything to chance courtesy of two goals from Vincent Aboubakar and one apiece from Yacine Brahimi, Alex Telles and Francisco Soares.
Qualified since matchday four and group winners as of a fortnight ago, Spurs did not take their foot off the gas and raced to another victory thanks to strikes from Fernando Llorente, Heung-Min Son and Georges-Kévin N'Koudou.
Cristiano Ronaldo rubber-stamped his position as top scorer by registering Madrid's second to take his tally to nine. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of the interval for the visitors but Lucas Vázquez had the final word.
Group A: Man. United 2-1 CSKA,Benfica 0-2 Basel
Group B: Bayern v Paris, Celtic v Anderlecht
Group C: Roma v Qarabağ, Chelsea v Atlético
Group D: Olympiacos v Juventus,Barcelona v Sporting