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UEFA Champions League: Manchester United crash out; City, Real top groups

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:27 IST

Three-time European champions Manchester United have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League following a 3-2 loss at the hands of German club Wolfsburg on Tuesday, 8 December.

United, who took the lead through Anthony Martial in the 10th minute, conceded just three minutes later when Naldo levelled the score for Wolfsburg after latching on to free-kick.

The home side piled on the pressure on United following the equaliser, and Vieirinha finished off from close range a well built-up move to give Wolfsburg the lead in the 29th minute.

United had to wait until the 82th minute for the equaliser, when Wolfsburg's Guilavogui inadvertently put the ball on his own net. However, Naldo scored just a couple of minutes later to give Wolfsburg the win.

With PSV winning their game against CSKA, United have been dumped to the UEFA Europa League, courtesy of their third place finish.

On the other hand, Manchester City topped their group with a 4-2 win over Borussia Monchengladbach, as Juventus slumped to a 1-0 defeat in Seville.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, thumped Swedish side Malmo 8-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring four times, to finish the group stage with 16 points from their six games, and top their group.

The scores

Manchester City 4-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

Sevilla 1-0 Juventus

Galatasaray 1-1 Astana

Benfica 1-2 Atletico Madrid

Wolfsburg 3-2 Manchester United

PSV Eindhoven 2-1 CSKA Moscow

Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo

PSG 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

First published: 9 December 2015, 2:22 IST
 
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