Manchester City qualify for Champions League last 16

  • 11 December 2014
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Image caption Manchester City had never previously won a European match in Italy

Manchester City qualified for the Champions League last 16 for a second successive season as a win at Italian side Roma put them through alongside Group E winners Bayern Munich.

Samir Nasri scored from 25 yards after the half-time break before Pablo Zabaleta fired in from close range.

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Earlier Joe Hart tipped Gervinho's strike wide before touching Kostas Manolas's header onto the post.

Bayern beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 to confirm City's qualification.

It completed a remarkable turnaround for the Premier League champions, who looked to be heading out of the competition after failing to win any of their first four games.

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Image caption Pablo Zabaleta scored his first Champions League goal

However, a 3-2 home win over German champions Bayern, which included a Sergio Aguero hat-trick, kept alive their hopes of making the last 16 - and they took full advantage with a stunning display in Rome.

Chelsea top Group G

Chelsea rounded off their Champions League group stage with a fourth victory and denied Sporting Lisbon qualification for the knockout stages.

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Image caption Andre Schurrle put in a lively performance as Chelsea rotated their squad against Sporting Lisbon

Cesc Fabregas put the home side ahead early on with a penalty after Filipe Luis had been fouled by Ricardo Esgaio.

Andre Schurrle doubled the lead soon after with a low right-foot strike.

Sporting pulled a goal back in the second half through Jonathan Silva, before John Mikel Obi tapped in from a Fabregas free-kick to secure the win.