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Man City, PSG and Real Madrid among Champions League qualifiers

Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday yet the two clubs equipped for the last 16 of the Champions League, alongside Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Sporting Lisbon. 

Gabriel Jesus tapped in from Bernardo Silva's deft knockdown on 76 minutes to settle an engrossing match at the Etihad after Raheem Sterling had counterbalanced Kylian Mbappe's objective. 

Before Jesus sent the group wild in Manchester, Neymar shot wide to blow a brilliant opportunity to put the Parisians ahead. 

Lionel Messi had a relaxed game and Sergio Ramos, named among the substitutes, was not approached to make his PSG debut. 

Energy Guardiola's City, the beaten finalists last season, are ensured of winning Group, some time PSG qualified in runner up notwithstanding the loss since RB Leipzig whipped Club Brugge 5-0 in Belgium. 

PSG mentor Mauricio Pochettino, in the city where he is being connected with the empty Manchester United work, demanded his lavishly gathered side were showing improvement. 

"We need to improve," added Pochettino. "I'm glad all the while. Things are superior to one month prior and obviously superior to two months prior. Gradually the group will improve." 

With regards to the United bits of gossip, the previous Tottenham mentor said: "We are living in a business that tales are there, once in a while sure, now and then negative." 

Karim Benzema scored only hours subsequent to being viewed liable by a French court in a shakedown case as Real Madrid facilitated past Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0 to arrive at the knockout stage. 

The French striker indented his group's third objective of a certain showcase in Transnistria after David Alaba's free-kick and Toni Kroos' strike as Real delivered retribution for their shock 2-1 misfortune to Sheriff in Madrid recently. 

Genuine mentor Carlo Ancelotti said the court decision, and the one-year suspended prison sentence Benzema got as far as it matters for him in coercing previous France partner Mathieu Valbuena with a sextape, had not impacted the striker. 

"We have not discussed it (the court decision), he is quiet, it is a subject concerning him that we have been discussing for quite a while," Ancelotti said. 

The triumph sent the Spanish monsters back to the highest point of Group D, two focuses clear of second-set Inter Milan, who likewise qualified for the last 16 subsequent to beating Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 on account of two Edin Dzeko objectives. 

Donning Lisbon arrived at the knockout stage interestingly since the 2008-2009 season as they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Portuguese capital. 

Pedro Goncalves got twice as Sporting got the two-objective winning edge they expected to end the Germans' expectations of progressing to the take out stages. 

Dortmund's mission has been wrecked by the proceeded with nonattendance of Erling Haaland with a hip physical issue and they should agree to a spot in the Europa League. 

Liverpool were at that point equipped for the last 16 going into their tie against Porto at Anfield and Thiago Alcantara's magnificent low shot and Mohamed Salah's 6th objective of this present season's gathering stage wrapped up an agreeable 2-0 success.


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