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12:00 AM, November 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:00 AM, November 27, 2020

Bayern, City through to round of 16

Bayern Munich and Manchester City qualified for the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday, while Real Madrid beat Inter Milan in a group nevertheless still topped by Borussia Mönchengladbach and Liverpool lost at home to Atalanta.

Holders Bayern Munich failed to hit top form but did enough for a 3-1 win over visitors Salzburg to book their spot in the knockout stage with two games to spare. Manchester City booked their place in the knockout stage following a display far more dominant than the final scoreline suggests but manager Pep Guardiola has backed his attacking players to hit top gear after sealing qualification to the last 16 with a 1-0 victory at Olympiakos Piraeus.

Real Madrid claimed a first-ever win at San Siro, beating Inter 2-0 while Atalanta scored quickfire second-half goals to earn a comfortable 2-0 win over a toothless Liverpool. Though Liverpool still lead the group on nine points, both Atalanta and Ajax Amsterdam, who beat bottom side Midtjylland 3-1, are now two points behind with two games left to play.

Atletico Madrid huffed and puffed against Lokomotiv Moscow but had to a settle for a disappointing 0-0 home draw which left them with plenty to do if they are to reach the knockout stages. Porto comfortably beat Olympique de Marseille 2-0 away to move to the brink of qualifying.

 

 

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