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Ajax and Olympiacos into round of 16

AFC Ajax and Olympiacos FC became the latest teams to qualify for the last 16 on Wednesday, meaning there will be seven spots to be filled on matchday six.

Arsenal goalscorer Stephy Mavididi in action against Dortmund
Arsenal goalscorer Stephy Mavididi in action against Dortmund ©Arsenal FC

More than half of the UEFA Youth League round of 16 berths are now filled after AFC Ajax and Olympiacos FC booked their progress on Wednesday. UEFA.com rounds up the second portion of the matchday five action.

Group A
Club Atlético de Madrid 0-2 Olympiacos FC
• Olympiacos confirmed their last-16 place with victory against the section leaders. Roberto Nuñez had the best opportunity of a tight first period but was denied by visiting goalkeeper Michalis Iliadis. The Greek side improved following the half-time introduction of Thanasis Androutsos, running out winners thanks to goals from Kostas Megaritis and captain Kostas Garefalakis.

Malmö FF 2-2 Juventus
• Juve, who can no longer reach the round of 16, surrendered a two-goal lead in Sweden. The visitors struck twice inside the first 21 minutes of the second half, Luca Clemenza and Sergio Buenacasa on target. However, Malmö, point-less after their first four fixtures, quickly pulled one back through Jacob Blixt before substitute Oliver Stojanovic-Fredin drew them level with eight minutes left. The hosts' Anton Kralj was shown a late red card.

Group B
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 0-3 Liverpool FC
• Headers from Oluwaseyi Ojo and Jerome Sinclair had the Reds two goals to the good just before the hour mark in Sofia. Ojo completed the scoring from close range late on, three minutes after Sergi Canós had his penalty saved by home goalkeeper Emil Gospodinov.  

FC Basel 1893 3-2 Real Madrid CF
• The Swiss team took a sizeable step towards qualifying with this success against Madrid. Basel now have 12 points, three more than both Madrid and Liverpool, meaning they need only avoid defeat on matchday six to advance. Though Arxhend Cani fired them in front, Madrid were briefly 2-1 to the good courtesy of strikes from Jack Harper and Benjamin Kuscevic, who was later sent off. However, Basel equalised through Robin Huser on the stroke of half-time, with Nicolas Hunziker netting the winner soon after the restart.

Group C
FC Zenit 5-1 SL Benfica
• The Eagles held sway at the break following Hildeberto Pereira's fourth-minute effort, yet were overrun once Pavel Osipov (58) converted from a Dmitri Skopintsev delivery. Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov's header, Ramil Sheydaev's spot kick and an audacious Skopintsev free-kick made it 4-1 before Maksimilian Pronichev capped the rout with a powerful strike.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 AS Monaco FC
• Leverkusen made light work of Monaco despite the absence of their five-goal top scorer Marc Brasnic. A long run from the impressive Levin Öztunali led to Paul Gemein scoring from close range on the cusp of half-time, with Marlon Frey doubling the Werkself's advantage from the spot early in the second period. Bayer, also missing right-back Robin Becker, added further goals via Benjamin Henrichs and Björn Rother.

Group D
Arsenal FC 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
• Arsenal overcame the disappointment of a first-half penalty miss to consolidate second place in the section. Dortmund centre-back Moise Mbende brought down Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the box, but Daniel Crowley sent the resulting spot kick over the bar. The Gunners upped the tempo after the interval and found the target when Stephy Mavididi converted an inviting centre from captain Alex Iwobi.

Group F
Paris Saint-Germain 3-6 AFC Ajax
• Zakaria El Azzouzi was the four-goal man of the match as Ajax qualified for the knockout stage as group winners. The most eventful game in the competition this term exploded into life in the second half with seven goals, El Azzouzi getting three. The upshot is that Ajax head into their last fixture under no pressure while Paris and holders FC Barcelona will contest a winner-takes-all encounter to decide who joins the Dutch club in the last 16.

Already qualified: Club Atlético de Madrid, SL Benfica, Manchester City FC*, AS Roma, Chelsea FC, FC Schalke 04, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympiacos FC, AFC Ajax*

*Group winners

Reporters: Iñigo Marin, Artem Nefedyev, Julian Beattie, Mario Jurkschat, Pierre-Alexandre Gallois, Aurelien Sagnier, Ulf Nilsson, Stoyan Georgiev