Manchester United booked their spot in the Champions League last 16 as Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a 2-0 triumph at Villarreal on Tuesday, while holders Chelsea likewise arrived at the knockout stage by pounding Juventus. 

Three-time European heroes United went into their first game since firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the week requiring a success to affirm a best two completion in Group F. Yet, they were under gigantic strain as rout would have avoided their destiny with regards to their own hands. David de Gea made two significant saves and United, with Michael Carrick in overseer charge, exploited through Ronaldo's 78th-minute throw. 

Jadon Sancho, so frequently a fringe figure since his huge cash move from Borussia Dortmund in the nearby season, covered a fine individual presentation with his first objective for the club late on. 

"It's anything but a significant outcome for me actually. It's a significant one for the players and the club," said Carrick. 

Ronaldo's objective was the 799th of his vocation, his 140th in the Champions League, and his 6th in the opposition this season. 


The other capability spot in the gathering stays available to all after Young Boys and Atalanta played out an exhilarating 3-3 attract Bern. 

Late objectives from Vincent Sierro and Silvan Hefti gave the Swiss bosses a 3-2 lead, however, Luis Muriel struck in the 88th moment for the guests. 

Atalanta faces a champ bringing home all the glory match against Villarreal in Bergamo one month from now. 

Chelsea whip Juve 

Chelsea frolicked into the last 16 and to the highest point of Group H with a great 4-0 whipping of Juventus at Stamford Bridge. 

Thomas Tuchel's men realized that capability would be gotten assuming they could keep away from the route or on the other hand in case Zenit Saint Petersburg neglected to beat Malmo. 

The Blues ruled the beginning phases and started to lead the pack through youthful protector Trevoh Chalobah's third objective of the period. 

Chelsea's protectors were reliably a hazard from set-pieces, and Thiago Silva saw a header saved by Wojciech Szczesny right off the bat in the subsequent period. 


It was a protector who multiplied Chelsea's lead in the 56th moment. 

Britain right-back Reece James pounded a fine volley into the base corner to the net for the fifth time currently this term. 

Chelsea got their third objective under two minutes after the fact, Ruben Loftus-Cheek pushing the ball to Hudson-Odoi, who crushed home from short proximity. 

There was still an ideal opportunity for Timo Werner, showing up since a physical issue cutback, to fall off the seat and score in added time. 

"We did all around well, it is so hard to score objectives against Juventus and we made so a lot," said Tuchel. "Full credit for an astounding presentation and a phenomenal outcome." 

Zenit drew 1-1 with Malmo to get a spot in the Europa League knockouts. 

Barcelona falter 


Barcelona was held to a goalless draw by Benfica at the Camp Nou in Xavi's second game as a mentor, however, stay over the Portuguese side in Group E. 

Be that as it may, the Catalan club should beat Bayern Munich in Germany in their last gathering game to make certain of making the following round. 

Benfica has as of now wiped out Dynamo Kyiv in their last match, following Barca by two. 

Barcelona persevered through a cheeky first half which saw Gavi squander the main clear chance, bursting over from short proximity when Memphis Depay was hanging tight in the center for a tap-in. 

Xavi's men worked on after the stretch, however, with Frenkie de Jong's header constraining Benfica's guardian Odysseas Vlachodimos into a flying recovery. yet, it was Benfica who nearly made a colossal stride towards the last 16 profound into injury time, just for Haris Seferovic to shoot wide when he ought to have scored.

"We played well yet there's a severe trailing sensation since we were here to win around evening time," Barca protector Ronald Araujo told uefa.com. 

"Before our fans, our kin - and presently we just should proceed to win in Munich." 

The other game in Group E saw Bayern Munich wrap up the best position with a 2-1 triumph at Dynamo Kyiv. 

Robert Lewandowski illuminated a cold evening in the Ukrainian capital by scoring a brilliant overhead kick, with Kingsley Coman additionally on the scoresheet for the six-time victors.

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