Wednesday 23 January 2019

Guerreiro brace seals top spot for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro celebrates scoring their second goal with Paco Alcacer and Mario Goetze. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro celebrates scoring their second goal with Paco Alcacer and Mario Goetze. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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An under-strength Borussia Dortmund deepened AS Monaco's season-long misery with a 2-0 away victory that ensured they finished top of Champions League Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid.

Raphael Guerreiro got both goals for the Germans and the victory took Dortmund to 13 points and meant they won the group thanks to a better head-to-head record against the Spaniards, who drew 0-0 at Club Bruges.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain reached the last 16 by finishing top of Group C thanks to an inspired performance by their three-pronged attack of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade.

All three forwards scored and midfielder Marquinhos was also on target to cancel out a volley by Red Star defender Marko Gobeljic.

Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League after they could manage only a 1-1 draw at home to Group B's bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday to finish third behind Tottenham Hotspur.

The Dutch side took a shock lead in the 13th minute when Hirving Lozano headed home after Kwadwo Asamoah lost possession in defence.

The visitors then survived incessant Inter pressure until Mauro Icardi headed in from Matteo Politano's cross in the 73rd minute.

The draw for the knockout stages takes place on Monday.

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