Christian Noboa’s superb free-kick earned Rostov a shock 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich in Russia on Wednesday, leaving Carlo Ancelotti’s side facing a tough last-16 draw.
Arsenal passed up the opportunity to assure themselves of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners after being held to an entertaining draw at home to Paris St Germain.
Both sides were already assured of qualification to the latter rounds but victory at the Emirates Stadium would have been enough for the Gunners to top the group and theoretically draw a more comfortable tie in the round of 16.
Arsenal again fought back from behind as an Olivier Giroud penalty and a Marco Verratti own goal cancelled out Edinson Cavani’s opener but a late Lucas Moura header, steered past David Ospina by Alex Iwobi as he attempted to head clear, handed PSG a 2-2 draw.
Lionel Messi struck a brace with a goal in each half to guide Barcelona through to the next round with a 2-0 win away to Celtic.
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Manchester City secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.
City failed to replicate the intensity of their victory over Barcelona earlier this month, and both sides had a man sent off in a disjointed game, but David Silva’s equaliser ensured their progress from Group C.
Raffael gave City cause for concern with a superb strike midway through the first half at a lively Borussia-Park but Silva changed the complexion of the game just before the interval.
Napoli failed to open up a lead at the top of Champions League Group B as Dynamo Kiev held them to a goalless draw at the Stadio San Paolo.
The Italians had the benefit of knowing Besiktas and Benfica had shared the spoils in Istanbul earlier, the Turkish champions incredibly fighting back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3.
But Napoli could not break down stubborn Kiev opponents who had lost three of their previous four games and were on their way out of Europe.