Tuesday, December 06, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group D: Bayern Top Atletico; Rostov To Europa League

Two games are were contested on Tuesday as action in Group D in the UEFA Champions League closed.

At Munich, Germany:

Robert Lewandowski converted a free kick in the 28th minute to carry Bayern Munich to a 1-0 home win over fellow knockout-stage qualifiers Atletico Madrid.  That's Bayern Arjen Robben (right) reacting to a ruling from referee Clement Turpin.

Associated Press photo by Matthias Schrader

At Eindhoven, Netherlands:

FC Rostov gained a 0-0 stalemate on the road with PSV Eindhoven, good enough for the Russian club to move on to the knockout stage of the Europa League while the hosts' European campaign ended as a result.  Here's Rostov coach Ivan Daniliants giving directions to his charges.

Associated Press photo by Peter Dejong

Final Group D Standings:

1. Atletico Madrid (GP: 6; GD: +5; PTS: 15)
2. Bayern Munich (GP: 6; GD: +8; PTS: 12)
3. FC Rostov (GP: 6; GD: -6; PTS: 5)
4. PSV Eindhoven (GP: 6; GD: -7; PTS: 2)

Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League.  FC Rostov qualified for the Europa League's knockout stage.

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