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Paris, PSV, Benfica, City win Youth League groups

Published: Tuesday 8 December 2015, 19.03CET
Patrick Vieira secured a round of 16 place for Manchester City as Group D winners in his final game as their coach, the Citizens progressing along with Paris, PSV and unbeaten Benfica.
Paris, PSV, Benfica, City win Youth League groups
Ten-man Manchester City dug in for a draw against Gladbach in Patrick Vieira's last match as coach ©Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 8 December 2015, 19.03CET

Paris, PSV, Benfica, City win Youth League groups

Patrick Vieira secured a round of 16 place for Manchester City as Group D winners in his final game as their coach, the Citizens progressing along with Paris, PSV and unbeaten Benfica.

  • Paris, PSV Eindhoven, Benfica and Manchester City into round of 16 as group winners
  • New York City-bound Patrick Vieira's ten-man City side draw with Mönchengladbach
  • Real Madrid, CSKA Moskva, Atlético and Sevilla proceed to the play-offs in second place
  • Runners-up away to Domestic Champions path survivors in the play-offs
  • Play-off draw streamed live at 14.00CET on Monday; matches 9/10 February

Confirmed in round of 16: Paris, PSV Eindhoven, Benfica, Manchester City, Chelsea

Through to at least play-offs: Dinamo Zagreb, Valencia, Lyon

Confirmed in play-offs from group stage: Real Madrid, CSKA Moskva, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla

Confirmed in play-offs from Domestic Champions path: Midtjylland, Salzburg, Middlesbrough, Příbram, Elfsborg, Ajax, Celtic, Anderlecht

Group A
Paris 5-2 Shakhtar Donetsk
Jean-Kévin Augustin, who made his UEFA Champions League debut away to Malmö on matchday five, set Paris en route to three points and a place in the round of 16 with a powerful strike. Odsonne Edouard, top scorer at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Bulgaria, added two more for the French team inside the last quarter of an hour.    

Highlights: Real Madrid 3-0 Malmö

Real Madrid 3-0 Malmö
Two goals from captain Rivero, his second a penalty, inspired Madrid to victory, although it was not enough to dethrone Paris as section winners. Luca Zidane more than played his part too, saving a penalty from Malmö's Teddy Bergqvist with the score 1-0. 

Group B
PSV Eindhoven 2-1 CSKA Moskva
All the goals came in a 16-minute spell before the interval, Albert Gudmundsson landing the decisive blow just after the half-hour. CSKA's search for an equaliser was hindered by a red card for left-back Ivan Maklakov early in the second period. Though it cost them top spot, CSKA's loss – coupled with Wolfsburg's failure to beat Manchester United – did not prevent the Russian side reaching the play-offs.  

Wolfsburg 0-2 Manchester United
United took the lead two minutes before half-time through Axel Tuanzabe, who netted via the underside of the crossbar at the second attempt after his first effort was saved by Phillip Menzel. Nicky Butt's charges doubled their advantage when Tosin Kehinde's shot squirmed past Menzel into the bottom right-hand corner. The result was not enough, however, as United missed out on second place to CSKA on head-to-head record in the tightest of the four groups to conclude on Tuesday.

Group C
Benfica 1-1 Atlético
José Gomes broke the deadlock for Benfica but was sent off late on for a second bookable offence as the Eagles finished the group stage unbeaten and held onto first place.

Galatasaray 3-0 Astana
Galatasaray plundered three goals in seven minutes late in the first half – two of them coming from Volkan İşsever – to condemn Astana to their sixth defeat of the campaign.

Group D
Manchester City 1-1 Mönchengladbach
Down to ten men for 71 minutes, City nonetheless gained the point they required to clinch pole position in Patrick Vieira's final match before taking over at Major League Soccer outfit New York City, with Simon Davies taking the helm. Gladbach's Tsiy-William Ndenge made the breakthrough from the spot after Ashley Smith-Brown brought down Djibril Sow and was consequently dismissed. Brahim Díaz levelled in first-half added time.

Sevilla 1-0 Juventus
Needing a victory to stand a chance of topping the section, Sevilla did their bit, Francisco Sánchez conjuring a fine winner in the second period – by which time the visitors were down to ten following Francesco Cassata's dismissal. However, City's result denied the hosts group supremacy.

Last updated: 11/12/15 12.10CET

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