Wednesday 17 January 2018


Champions League round-up

LYON advanced from Group D on goal difference after a remarkable series of results saw the French club progress at the expense of Ajax who lost 3-0 at home to Real Madrid.

Needing a win away at Dinamo Zagreb, Lyon recovered from going a goal down to hammer the Croatian club 7-1 to turn around a seven-goal deficit in goal difference.

Elsewhere, Vasily Berezutski scored a late winner as CSKA Moscow dramatically qualified for the knock-out stages after defeating Group B winners Inter Milan 2-1 at the San Siro .

Needing a win and the Lille-Trabzonspor match to end in a draw in order to qualify, the defender headed home with four minutes to go, seconds after Diego Milito had headed against the crossbar at the other end.

In Manchester City's Group A, Napoli won 2-0 against Villarreal thanks to goals from Gokhan Inler and Marek Hamsik.

Irish Independent

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