Wednesday review: United progress, Celtic stun Barca

Wednesday review: United progress, Celtic stun Barca
By Reuters

08/11/2012 at 17:00Updated 08/11/2012 at 19:18

Barcelona wasted their first chance to reach the Champions League last 16 after a surprise defeat by Celtic but Manchester United edged through and six-goal Bayern Munich rocketed closer to progression.

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Group E

Shakhtar could have gone through with a win but lost 3-2 at stuttering holders Chelsea, who netted in injury time through Victor Moses's header.

Juventus powered to 4-0 home victory over Denmark's Nordsjaelland but the Turin side stay in third place.


Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro bagged a 15-minute first-half hat-trick to help hosts Bayern batter Lille 6-1 and top Group F.

Valencia were 4-2 victors at home to BATE Borisov thanks to Sofiane Feghouli's brace.


Substitute Oscar Cardozo scored twice and missed a penalty as Benfica beat 10-man Spartak Moscow 2-0 in Lisbon.

Favourites Barca lost 2-1 in Glasgow after Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt struck in a famous win for the modest yet non-stop Scottish champions.


Manchester United came from behind to win 3-1 at Braga after Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez sealed a knockout stage berth as group winners.

Galatasaray's 3-1 win thanks to Burak Yilmaz's perfect hat-trick in Cluj left second spot in Group H wide open.