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Barcelona, Dinamo and Lyon join Chelsea in last 16

Published: Wednesday 9 December 2015, 19.03CET
Gary Neville watched Lyon deny Valencia a place in the round of 16, while Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb also won their sections as the group stage ended on Wednesday.
Barcelona, Dinamo and Lyon join Chelsea in last 16
Dinamo Zagreb lost to Bayern but still won an exceedingly tight Group F ©FC Bayern München
 
Published: Wednesday 9 December 2015, 19.03CET

Barcelona, Dinamo and Lyon join Chelsea in last 16

Gary Neville watched Lyon deny Valencia a place in the round of 16, while Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb also won their sections as the group stage ended on Wednesday.

  • Barcelona, Dinamo Zagreb and Lyon advance to the round of 16 as group winners
  • Holders Chelsea, who qualified on matchday five, finish Group G unbeaten
  • Roma, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv and Valencia through to the play-offs
  • Olympiacos lose out to Dinamo and Arsenal in a three-way Group F head-to-head
  • 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, Barcelona, Dinamo Zagreb, Chelsea, Lyon

Confirmed in play-offs from group stage: Real Madrid, CSKA Moskva, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Roma, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv, Valencia

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

Group E
Leverkusen 0-1 Barcelona
Barcelona, winners of the inaugural competition in 2013/14, were thankful to keeper Andreu Cases for twice denying Leverkusen the lead. The Spanish team dominated for long spells but had nothing to show for it until Carles Aleñá squared for Alejandro Blanco to apply a close-range finish with a minute remaining.  

Roma 3-0 BATE Borisov
A crowd of around 600 watched Roma seal their place in the play-offs. Edoardo Soleri was on target in each half, his 78th-minute second set up by the scorer of the Italian side's other goal, Sadiq Umar.

Group F
Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Bayern München
Bayern ended their campaign on a high with their first victory in this season's group stage. Dinamo succumbed to Marco Stefandl's 74th-minute strike, the substitute converting at the second attempt after a run down the right, but Arsenal's defeat in Greece ensured the Croatian outfit held onto first place in a section where three teams finished on ten points.

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Arsenal lost in Greece but still reached the play-offs

Olympiacos 2-0 Arsenal
Dinamo's loss meant Olympiacos's victory was inconsequential and Arsenal came second. Giorgos Manthatis poked the Piraeus club ahead early on after finding space in the box. Dimosthenis Chantzaras made it 2-0 eight minutes before the break, running onto Manolis Saliakas's through ball and dispatching a shot past Hugo Keto.

Group G
Chelsea 0-0 Porto
Holders Chelsea, like Benfica yesterday, completed the group stage unbeaten after a match of few chances, Ali Mukhtar going closest for the hosts with an effort against the upright.

Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Dynamo were seldom troubled by a Maccabi side that failed to register an attempt on target. Substitute Viktor Tsygankov rubber-stamped victory 18 minutes from time, adding to Ivan Kaliuzhnyi's first-half opener.

Group H
Gent 0-2 Zenit
Artem Ponikarov headed third-placed Zenit into the lead just past the hour. One quickly became two as Sergei Ivanov fired beyond Zeb Van Gerven, sealing the Russian outfit's second success of the campaign. 

Valencia 1-1 Lyon
Valencia had to win to pip Lyon to the round of 16 and with Gary Neville in the crowd they forged ahead midway through the second period when Rafa Mir ran onto Antonio Martínez's flicked header and rounded Stanislas Lebongo for his sixth goal of the group. That came after Lyon's Gaetan Parrin clipped the crossbar from the spot, yet the visitors got the point they required courtesy of Gédéon Kalulu.

Last updated: 11/12/15 12.11CET

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