Tevez strike helps reignite Juve qualification bid

Juventus ended their away day blues to reignite their chances of progressing from Group A of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Malmo.

Defeats on the road against Atletico Madrid and Olympiacos had left Juve in third place prior to kick-off, but second-half goals from Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez gave the Italians a crucial win.

Mario Mandzukic bagged a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid hammered Olympiakos 4-0 at home.

In Liverpool’s Group B, Real Madrid ensured they will go through to the Champions League knockout stages as group winners after a 1-0 win over Basle.

Cristiano Ronaldo was on target in the Group B clash at St Jakob-Park with his first-half strike his 71st in the Champions League, taking him level with los Blancos legend Raul.

Lucas Ocampos’ tap-in guided Monaco to a 1-0 Champions League victory at Bayer Leverkusen to blow Group C wide open.

The Argentine winger latched onto Nabil Dirar’s cross to cap a fine counter-attack that allowed Monaco to frustrate the hosts, who dominated territory and possession.

Zenit St Petersburg captain Danny threw Andre Villas-Boas’ side a Champions League lifeline as his goal earned them a patchy 1-0 victory over Benfica.

Anderlecht picked up their first win in the Champions League group stage with victory over 10-man Galatasaray, but still exited the competition after Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund.

Chancel Mbemba bagged a brace for the Belgian side in a 2-0 win, but it was not enough to keep them in the competition.


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