|Leroy Sane with a brace for Manchester City|
Manchester City topped their Champions League group thanks to a come back 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim. Leroy Sane scored a brace, one in each half to give City the required status as they move on to the knockout stage with 13 points.
In 10 seasons, Pep Guardiola has guided his team to first place in the group stages of the Champions League on nine occasions.
Hoffenheim have scored and conceded in all their 14 European competitive matches.
Hoffenheim scored as many as 10 goals in the group stage and they finished bottom of their group, the first side to finish that way since Olympiakos in 2002/03 who scored 11 goals.
Since 1999, Leroy Sane is the first German to score a brace against German opposition.
Manchester United threw away the chance to lead their group after a lacklustre 1-2 away loss to Valencia. Marcus Rashford’s late goal was unable to salvage any point as United finished the group second despite Juventus being well beaten 1-2 at Young Boys. Juventus finished first with 12 points, Manchester United second with 10 points, Valencia with eight points and Young Boys with four points in that order.
|Manchester United with a lacklustre display against Valencia|
This is the first time Valencia would beat Manchester United in a Champions League match, this coming after their 8th meeting.
Carlos Soler has scored two goals and assisted one more in his last two home Champions League games for Valencia.
Marcus Rashford scored his first Champions League goal since December 2017 against CSKA Moscow and this was his first ever headed goal in the competition.
Results in full…
Ajax 3-3 Bayern München
Benfica 1-0 AEK Athens
Manchester City 2-1 Hoffenheim
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Lyon
Real Madrid 0-3 CSKA Moscow
Viktoria Plzen 2-1 Roma
Valencia 2-1 Manchester United
Young Boys 2-1 Juventus
Matches continue today with the following last round of Europa League group stage fixtures…
Rapid Wien Vs Rangers 6:55pm
Villarreal Vs Spartak Moscow 6:55pm
Lazio Vs Eintracht Frankfurt 6:55pm
Marseille Vs Apollon Limassol 6:55pm
Besiktas Vs Malmoe FF 6:55pm
Genk Vs Sarpsborg 08 6:55pm
Akhisarspor Vs Standard Liege 6:55pm
Sevilla Vs FC Krasnodar 6:55pm
Dynamo Kyiv Vs Jablonec 6:55pm
Rennes Vs FC Astana 6:55pm
PAOK Vs BATE Borisov 6:55pm
Vidi FC Vs Chelsea 6:55pm
AEK Larnaca Vs Bayer Leverkusen 9:00pm
Ludogorets Razgrad Vs FC Zuerich 9:00pm
Celtic Vs Salzburg 9:00pm
RB Leipzig Vs Rosenborg 9:00pm
FC Koebenhavn Vs Bordeaux 9:00pm
Slavia Prague Vs Zenit St. Petersburg 9:00pm
Dinamo Zagreb Vs Anderlecht 9:00pm
Spartak Trnava Vs Fenerbahce 9:00pm
Arsenal Vs Qarabag FK 9:00pm
Sporting CP Vs Vorskla Poltava 9:00pm
F91 Dudelange Vs Real Betis 9:00pm
Olympiacos Vs Milan 9:00pm
All time is in GMT+1, have a wonderful day ahead.