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Juve, Bayern and PSG in CL last 16 as City made to wait


Juventus’ Douglas Costa (3rd right) scores past Lokomotiv’s goalkeeper Guilherme during their Champions League Group D match in Moscow on Wednesday. Associated Press

French League champions, Paris Saint-Germain and their German counterparts Bayern Munich joined Italian champions Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League after posting wins in their respective group matches on Wednesday.

Douglas Costa scored a dramatic injury-time winner to seal Juventus’s place in the knockout stages after a 2-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Mauro Icardi’s first-half goal was enough for PSG to edge past Club Brugge 1-0 at the Parc des Princes, as Bayern laboured to a 2-0 victory over Olympiakos.

Manchester City missed the chance to progress from Group C after a dramatic 1-1 draw at Atalanta which saw right-back Kyle Walker end the game in goal.

Juventus took a fourth-minute lead through Aaron Ramsey.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick bounced in front of Lokomotiv goalkeeper Guilherme, who inexplicably allowed the ball to squirm through his legs, with Ramsey prodding in from on the goalline.

Aleksei Miranchuk quickly levelled for the hosts by tapping in the rebound after his own header had struck the post.

But Brazilian winger Costa came off the bench and netted a magnificent 93rd-minute winner, slipping the ball through the hapless Guilherme’s legs after a mazy run.

PSG reached the last 16 for the eighth straight season, but a nervy display against Brugge will not have boosted hopes of the French champions making the semis for the first time since 1995.

Icardi swept Thomas Tuchel’s men into the lead midway through the first half with his eighth goal since joining on loan from Inter Milan.

But Belgian outfit Brugge should have grabbed a late equaliser, only for Mbaye Diagne to see his penalty saved by PSG ‘keeper Keylor Navas.

In another Group A match, Rodrygo scored a sensational hat-trick and the fastest two goals in Champions League history on Wednesday as Real Madrid humiliated Galatasaray 6-0.

The 18-year-old had his double after just six minutes and 14 seconds at the Santiago Bernabeu before teeing up Karim Benzema to make it four, after Sergio Ramos had chipped in a penalty.

Benzema then added a fifth late in the second half, leaving Rodrygo to complete his incredible treble in injury-time.

Madrid’s emphatic victory means they are virtually qualified from Group A, sitting five points ahead of Club Brugge.

Managerless Bayern Munich had earlier become the first side to go through, as late goals from Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic ended Olympiakos’ resistance at the Allianz Arena.

“I’m very happy with the performance, we’re into the last 16 and that’s what counts,” said Hansi Flick, who took over as interim coach after Niko Kovac was sacked on Sunday.

Bayern lead Tottenham at the top of Group B by five points, after last season’s runners-up thrashed Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in Serbia.

Son Heung-min scored twice just three days after being left devastated by his tackle which caused a horrific injury for Everton’s Andre Gomes, with Giovani Lo Celso and Christian Eriksen also finding the net.

Premier League champions Man City were made to wait after Atalanta’s second-half fightback at the San Siro.

Raheem Sterling, who scored a hat-trick in City’s 5-1 victory in the reverse fixture two weeks ago, put Pep Guardiola’s men in front after only six minutes, but Gabriel Jesus dragged a dreadful penalty well wide shortly before half-time.

Walker was brought on to play as ‘keeper, and despite almost fumbling Ruslan Malinovsky’s effort from the resulting free-kick into his own net, helped City secure a point.

Atletico Madrid also missed out on booking a last-16 place as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.

A bizarre Thomas Partey own goal and Kevin Volland’s second-half strike kept the Germans in contention to finish second behind Juventus in Group D despite Alvaro Morata’s late consolation.

Agence France-Presse

Champions League results on Wednesday:

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 1 (Icardi 22) Club Brugge (BEL) 0; Real Madrid (ESP) 6 (Rodrygo 4, 7, 90+2, Ramos 14-pen, Benzema 45, 81) Galatasaray (TUR) 0;

Group B: Bayern Munich (GER) 2 (Lewandowski 69, Perisic 89) Olympiakos (GRE) 0; Red Star Belgrade (SRB) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 4 (Lo Celso 34, Son 57, 61, Eriksen 85); Group C: Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 3 (Petkovic 25, Ivanusec 83, Ademi 89) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 3 (Patrick 13, Moraes 90+3, Tete 90+8-pen); Atalanta (ITA) 1 (Pasalic 49) Manchester City (ENG) 1 (Sterling 7); Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS) 1 (Al. Miranchuk 12) Juventus (ITA) 2 (Ramsey 4, Costa 90+3); Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 2 (Partey 41-og, Volland 55) Atletico Madrid (ESP) 1 (Morata 90+4)

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