Liverpool score seven, as City lose in Champions League

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Reuters,
Section
Football,
Publish Date
Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:31PM
Liverpool thrashed Spartak Moscow 7-0, as Spurs beat APOEL Nicosia but Manchester City lost to Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1. (Photo \ Getty Images)
Liverpool thrashed Spartak Moscow 7-0, as Spurs beat APOEL Nicosia but Manchester City lost to Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Five-time continental kings Liverpool have qualified for the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 hammering of Spartak Moscow.

They were joined in the last 16 by Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto on the final matchday of the group stage.

A first Reds hat-trick from Philippe Coutinho, a brace from Sadio Mande and goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah at Anfield ensured Liverpool topped Group E.

Sevilla drew 1-1 at eliminated Maribor to go through second ahead of Spartak.

Shakhtar defeated Group F winners Manchester City 2-1 to secure second place, with first-half goals by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily.

The Ukranian side finished ahead of Napoli who lost 2-1 at Feyenoord.

 

In Group H Tottenham Hotspur defeated Apoel Nicosia 3-0 courtesy of goals from Fernando Llorente, Son Heung-Min and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, topped the group.

Meanwhile, Holders Real Madrid edged Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in with Borja Mayoral, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vazquez on target.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replied for the Germans.

Two-time winners Porto secured second spot in Group G with a 5-2 win over Monaco in a game which ended 10-a-side.

Table-topping Besiktas won 2-1 at RB Leipzig.

Manchester United, Basel, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Roma, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Besiktas, Tottenham and Real Madrid had already secured their places in Monday's round of 16 draw.

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