UEFA Champions League wrap: Both PL sides draw, Bayern falls to Rostov

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A European minnow picked up a massive win against one of Germany’s best, while both Premier League sides managed draw’s in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League action.

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Arsenal conceded inside the final 15 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain in their 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium, while Manchester City left Germany with a 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach despite both sides finishing the match down a player.

Arsenal 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain — RECAP

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Manchester City — RECAP

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Upset special! Despite already having ensured a spot in the knockout phase, Bayern Munich‘s chances of topping Group D took a great tumble after suffered a shocking 3-2 defeat on Wednesday against Rostov. Douglas Costa blasted the visitors in front after 36 minutes, however, it was Rostov that responded emphatically. The Russian side leveled the match up prior to halftime, before Dmitriy Poloz put Rostov out in front from the penalty spot five minutes after the break. Juan Bernat quickly pulled Bayern back level, but the hosts had the final say when Christian Naboa beat goalkeeper Sven Ulreich on a brilliant free kick with under half an hour remaining.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona (R) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Celtic FC and FC Barcelona at Celtic Park Stadium on November 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s brace gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory over Celtic on Wednesday as the la Liga side locked up the top spot in Group C. The Argentine striker netted on both sides of halftime, first volleying a Neymar chip past the Celtic keeper and then hitting from the penalty spot in the 56th minute.

Benfica held a convincing three-goal advantage heading into the halftime break against Bestikas, but the hosts managed to pull three of their back in the second stanza for an exciting 3-3 draw. The visitors picked up the decisive lead inside of the opening 31 minutes, but goals from Cenk Tosun, Ricardo Quaresma and Vincent Aboubakar ensured that both clubs would share the points.

Atletico Madrid wrapped up Group D’s top spot as Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann each tallied against PSV Eindhoven as the Spanish side won 2-0.

Elsewhere

Ludogorets 0-0 Basel
Napoli 0-0 Dynamo Kiev

Group A 

  1. Arsenal — 11 pts
  2. PSG — 11 pts
  3. Ludogorets — 2 pts
  4. Basel — 2 pts

Group B

  1. Napoli — 8 pts
  2. Benfica— 8 pts
  3. Bestikas — 7 pts
  4. Dynamo Kiev — 2 pts

Group C

  1. Barcelona — 12 pts
  2. Manchester City — 8 pts
  3. Borussia Monchengladbach — 5 pts
  4. Celtic — 2 pts

Group D

  1. Atletico Madrid — 15 pts
  2. Bayern Munich — 9 pts
  3. Rostov — 4 pts
  4. PSV Eindhoven — 1 pt