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AC Milan and RB Leipzig secure spots in the last 16 of the Champions League as PSG drops to first

Champions League: AC Milan, RB Leipzig take final last-16 places as PSG lose top spot

PARIS: AC Milan arrived at the Bosses Association take out stage without precedent for nine years on Wednesday with a 4-0 triumph over Salzburg, while RB Leipzig likewise qualified by whipping Shakhtar Donetsk.

Paris Holy person Germain will be the group bunch victors need to stay away from in Monday's last-16 attract subsequent to passing up best position Gathering H in spite of a 2-1 win at Juventus, as Benfica pounded Maccabi Haifa 6-1 to grab in front of the pack on all out away objectives.

Seven-time European bosses Milan realized a direct would be enough toward send them into the last 16 interestingly since the 2013-14 season after a gathering stage leave last term.

"These sorts of evenings is what we wish for," Milan mentor Stefano Pioli told Sky Game.

"We needed to show we worked on contrasted with last season in the Bosses Association. We're aggressive now, so how about we find out what occurs straightaway."

Pioli's side facilitated any nerves at the San Siro inside 14 minutes as Olivier Giroud headed home.

Milan's re-visitation of the knockouts was essentially affirmed under a moment after half-time when Giroud headed the ball across objective for Rade Krunic to gesture past Philipp Kohn in the Salzburg objective.

Giroud added his second prior to the hour mark, permitting the home fans the chance to celebrate until the end of the match and Junior Messias added further shine to the scoreline in added time.

Milan qualified from Gathering E in runner up behind Chelsea, who dug out from a deficit to beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 at Stamford Scaffold with objectives from Raheem Real and debutant Denis Zakaria.

Leipzig additionally simply had to keep away from rout to go through against Ukrainians Shakhtar in Warsaw.

Shakhtar, playing their home matches in Poland and having seen the vast majority of their unfamiliar players leave because of Russia's attack of Ukraine, had paralyzed Leipzig 4-1 in their Gathering F opener.

Be that as it may, the Bundesliga side were areas of strength for too Christopher Nkunku's initial hit passed on Shakhtar with a mountain to ascend.

Andre Silva and Dominik Szoboszlai got in the subsequent period and Dani Olmo's shot was diverted into his own net by Valeriy Bondar to wrap up a 4-0 win.

"I'm truly pleased with the group. We didn't begin well in this Champions Association crusade, however we put in a strong execution today and are truly glad to be through," Leipzig forward Emil Forsberg told DAZN.

Holders Genuine Madrid got ahead of all comers in the gathering by pounding Scottish bosses Celtic 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Luka Modric and Rodrygo both scored punishments granted for handball in the initial stages, under the watchful eye of Genuine goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saved Josip Juranovic's spot-kick.

Last part objectives from Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde finished the defeat regardless of Jota's late reassurance for Celtic who completed base.

Karim Benzema likewise made his return from injury as a substitute to finish a decent night for Carlo Ancelotti's men.

PSG lost best position in Gathering H regardless of Nuno Mendes' 69th-minute victor in Turin as Benfica scored five objectives in the final part at Maccabi.

Kylian Mbappe's splendid individual exertion put PSG in front, before Leonardo Bonucci hauled as of now dispensed with Juventus level.

Mendes scored one moment in the wake of falling off the seat, yet late show in Israel saw PSG slip to second.

Conceivable last-16 adversaries for the Qatari-claimed club incorporate 14-time advocate Genuine Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and in-structure Napoli.

"It doesn't make any difference, we qualified... We'll watch the attract and we'll play to win," Mbappe told RMC Game.

Three objectives shortly in the final part gave Benfica any expectation of matching PSG's objective distinction and pipping them on away objectives.

It seemed like the Portuguese would miss the mark, yet Henrique Araujo scored in the 88th moment and Joao Mario struck in injury time to follow through with the task.

"As the game advanced, we saw that it was inside our compass," Goncalo Ramos, who scored Benfica's third objective, told Eleven Games.

Juventus will drop into the Europa Association subsequent to completing third in spite of losing five of their six gathering matches.

Manchester City dug out from a deficit to adjust their Gathering G crusade with a 3-1 win over Sevilla at the Etihad.

Rafa Mir gave the Spaniards the lead, yet 17-year-old full-back Rico Lewis terminated City level.

Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez fixed each of the three focuses for Kick Guardiola's Chief Association champions, who were still without the harmed Erling Haaland.

Borussia Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Copenhagen. 

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