12 Dec 2018

English clubs advance in Champions League

12:55 pm on 12 December 2018

Liverpool and Tottenham have snuck through to the last 16 of European football's Champions League.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with his team mates after he scores.


The Reds, beaten finalists last season, have edged Napoli 1-0 at Anfield to progress as group C runners-up at the Italian club's expense, despite finishing tied on points and goal difference.

Striker Mohamed Salah netted the winner for Liverpool in the 34th minute, but needed goalkeeper Alisson to produce a reflex save in stoppage time to keep the Merseysiders in the competition.

Spurs have also advanced to the knockout rounds by the slimmest of margins.

Tottenham's scored a late goal at Barcelona to draw 1-1 with the runaway group B winners and clinch a spot in the last 16 draw ahead of Inter Milan on head-to-head away goals.

Lucas Moura scored the all-important equaliser for Spurs, who were aided by Inter's surprise 1-1 draw at home with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham celebrates scoring.


Paris Saint-Germain has topped group C after romping to a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade, while Borussia Dortmund has won group A courtesy of a 2-0 win at Monaco.

A 0-0 draw at Club Brugge has cost Atletico Madrid top spot in Dortmund's group, but the Spaniards have still progressed as group A runners-up.

FC Porto and Schalke earlier capped their progression from group D by beating Galatasaray 3-2 and Lokomotiv Moscow 1-0 respectively.