UCL: Man City, Spurs qualify for knockout after stunning Napoli, Madrid; Liverpool, Sevilla win
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UCL: Man City, Spurs qualify for knockout after stunning Napoli, Madrid; Liverpool, Sevilla win

Dele Alli

Premier League leaders, Manchester City came from behind to defeat Serie A leaders, Napoli in a Champions League clash at the San Paolo Stadium on Wednesday night.

Goals from Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling for the visitors made of no effect the opener by Lorenzo Insigne and the second for the home team by Frello Filho.

Napoli are now six points behind second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat Feyenoord 3-1 with two games left in Group F.

With the victory, Pep Guardiola’s side have qualified for the round of 16.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur also secured qualification for the knockout phase with an outstanding display to beat defending champions, Real Madrid 3-1.

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A brace from Dele Alli and a goal by Christian Eriksen put Spurs on top of the game at Wembley, before Cristiano Ronaldo pulled one back for the visitors ten minutes before stoppage time.

In the other game of the group, Borussia Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Apoel Nicosia.

At Anfield, Liverpool thrashed their visitors, NK Maribor 3-0, to maintain lead in Group E on 8 points, as Sevilla trail by one point after securing a 2-1 win over Spartak Moscow in Spain.

Turkish champions, Besiktas remain top of Group G on 10 points despite drawing 1-1 against visiting French champions, Monaco on Wednesday, while the other game of the group saw FC Porto thump RB Leipzig 3-1 to climb to second on 6 points.

 

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