Atletico, Atalanta reach Champions League last 16


Barcelona, Atletico Madrid reach Champions League last 16 after earning 2-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow, finishing the group stage with six points behind winners Juventus.

Atalanta also reached the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, with a 3-0 wins against Shakhtar Donetsk, Deutsche press agency (dpa) reported.

Club Brugge, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar and Olympiacos dropped into the Europa League after finishing in third place in their respective groups.

Group B winners Bayern Munich beat Tottenham 3-1 to maintain their 100 percent record, while 13-time champions Real Madrid won by the same scoreline at Club Brugge.

Group D winners Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo finishing from Paulo Dybala’s cross and Gonzalo Higuain firing in a second.

Atalanta stunned Shakhtar Donetsk in Kharkiv to progress against the odds from Group C.

The Italian side lost their first three group games but crept through in second place behind Man City on seven points, one ahead of Shakhtar.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City put in an impressive display to earn a 4-1 win in Zagreb.

Group A winners PSG racked up another big victory as they crushed Galatasaray 5-0 in Paris.

Second place Real Madrid finished the group with a narrow victory at Club Brugge, who had earned a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The draw for the last 16 takes place on Monday in Nyon.

Source: Bahrain News Agency