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Champions League trophy (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
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A comprehensive wrap of all the collated fixtures, scores and match reports from the UEFA Champions League:

TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER

RB Leipzig 2-1 Man City 

PSG 4-1 Club Brugge  

Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi both scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain rounded out their Champions League group-stage campaign with a 4-1 thumping of Club Brugge on Tuesday.

Mbappe scored twice in the first seven minutes, the second-fastest double at the start of a game in Champions League history, before setting up Messi to make it 3-0 at half-time.

Mats Rits got one back for the Belgians in the second half but Messi then netted a penalty to make it 4-1 and give PSG a welcome confidence boost in an underwhelming European campaign to date. - AFP

Ajax 4-2 Sporting

Porto 1-3 Atletico - MATCH REPORT

Diego Simeone's Atletico, who lost to Real Madrid in the 2014 and 2016 finals, needed to beat Porto in Portugal to advance to the knockout phase and they duly triumphed 3-1 in a game which featured three red cards.

Antoine Griezmann put the Spanish champions ahead in the 56th minute at the Estadio do Dragao but they then had Yannick Carrasco sent off for wrestling Otavio to the ground.

With tempers flaring, Porto were also reduced to 10 men as Wendell was sent off for elbowing Atletico's Matheus Cunha in the neck, before their substitute goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin also saw red.

With Porto pushing forward in search of the draw they needed to qualify, Atletico got their second goal on the break in the last minute through Angel Correa before Rodrigo De Paul scored their third in injury time. Sergio Oliveira's penalty was a mere consolation for Porto. - AFP

Real Madrid 2-0 Inter Milan

Real Madrid will go through as group winners to the Champions League last 16 after Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio each scored in a comfortable win over Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid's win was aided by Nicolo Barella's red card in the 64th minute when Inter were one goal down, sending the hosts through top of Group D, five points ahead of the Italians, who advance as runners-up. - AFP.

AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool - MATCH REPORT

Milan had to win to stand a chance of going through and they went ahead midway through the first half through Fikayo Tomori.

Mohamed Salah did start for the visitors and he equalised in the 36th minute before Divock Origi - who scored a stoppage-time winner in the Premier League at the weekend - made it 2-1 10 minutes into the second half, heading in after Sadio Mane's shot was saved. - AFP

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Sheriff

Dortmund 5-0 Besiktas

WEDNESDAY, 8 DECEMBER

Zenit 3-3 Chelsea - MATCH REPORT

Juventus 1-0 Malmo  

Benfica 2-0 Dynamo Kyiv

Atalanta v Villarreal - Postponed until Thursday due to snow

Wolfsburg 1-3 Lille

RB Salzburg 1-0 Sevilla

Man United 1-1 Young Boys - MATCH REPORT

Manchester United were held by Young Boys on as interim boss Ralf Rangnick blooded a host of youngsters in the Champions League.With United already assured of top spot in Group F, Rangnick rested all of his key players, making 11 changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace in the first game of his reign.

Mason Greenwood gave a disjointed United the perfect start, but Fabian Rieder's long-range strike just before half-time earned a point for the visitors, which was not enough to keep alive their chances of dropping into the Europa League. - AFP

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona - MATCH REPORT

Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in over 20 years with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Barcelona started the day in second place in Group E but had to win away to Bayern Munich to be sure of going through, otherwise they risked being overtaken by Benfica.

Xavi Hernandez's side were duly outclassed by an already-qualified Bayern who made it six wins out of six in the group, with Thomas Mueller's 34th-minute header just crossing the line before Ronald Araujo could clear.

The game was played behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena due to coronavirus restrictions in Bavaria, but that did not handicap Bayern, with Leroy Sane's powerful strike doubling their lead before the break and then Jamal Musiala making it 3-0 just after the hour. - AFP

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Fixtures
Tue 15 Feb 22 22:00 PM (SAST)
Sporting CP
Manchester City
Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon
Tue 15 Feb 22 22:00 PM (SAST)
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Parc des Princes, Paris
Wed 16 Feb 22 22:00 PM (SAST)
RB Salzburg
Bayern Munich
Red Bull Arena, Salzburg
Results
Thu 09 Dec 21
Atalanta 2
Villarreal 3
Wed 08 Dec 21
VfL Wolfsburg 1
LOSC Lille 3
Wed 08 Dec 21
RB Salzburg 1
Sevilla 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Manchester City Group A
6
4
12
2. Paris Saint-Germain Group A
6
3
11
3. RB Leipzig Group A
6
2
7
4. Club Brugge Group A
6
1
4