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UCL roundup: Roma flounders against Atleti, PSG nets seven

Club Atletico de Madrid v UD Las Palmas - La Liga

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 17: Saul Niguez (2ndL) of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Antoine Griezmann (2ndL), Yannick Carrasco (2ndL) and Lucas Hernandez (R) during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and UD Las Palmas at Vicente Calderon Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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PSG-Celtic hogged most of the goals on Wednesday, but the action was wild across the day’s UEFA Champions League slate.

[ MORE: Celtic shocks PSG early, but Neymar and Co. take over ]

Group B now knows both of its sides that will advance into the Round of 16, but there will be plenty of drama on Matchday 6 as several other groups sort themselves out.

With PSG already knowing it would advance, Bayern Munich joined the French giants today after picking up a 2-1 win against Anderlecht. That didn’t stop the Parisians from putting on a show though, as Neymar and Co. put up a 7-1 drubbing of Celtic at the Parc des Princes.

That brings PSG’s goal total up to 24 in the group stage, which has well-surpassed Dortmund’s mark in the 2016/17 campaign (21).

Meanwhile, tight races in Groups A, C and D will see squads fighting in early December for the right to continue in this season’s competition.

Antoine Griezmann scored a massive goal for Atletico on the day to give Madrid side a 1-0 win over Roma, keeping the club’s UCL hopes alive. Atleti now sits just two points behind the Giallorossi with one match remaining.

Elsewhere, Juventus and Sporting CP will have an intriguing final matchday as the two sides currently sit one point between the other for the second position in Group D.


Group A

Basel 1-0 Manchester United
CSKA Moscow 2-0 Benfica

Table

1. Man United -- 11 points (ADVANCED)
2. Basel -- 9 pts +4 GD
3. CSKA -- 9 pts -1 GD
4. Benfica -- 0 pts (ELIMINATED)

Whichever team finishes higher (CSKA or Basel) will reach UCL Round of 16, while other team goes to Europa League.


Group B

Anderlecht 1-2 Bayern Munich
PSG 7-1 Celtic

Table

1. PSG -- 15 pts (ADVANCED)
2. Bayern Munich -- 12 pts (ADVANCED)
3. Celtic -- 3 pts
4. Anderlecht -- 0 pts (ELIMINATED)

Celtic and Anderlecht are both in contention for the third position, which would send either of them to the UEL knockout round.


Group C

Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea -- RECAP
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Roma

Table

1. Chelsea -- 10 pts (ADVANCED)
2. Roma -- 8 pts
3. Atletico Madrid -- 6 pts
4. Qarabag -- 2 pts (ELIMINATED)

Either Roma or Atleti will advance on Matchday 6, with the former taking on Qarabag and the Spanish side facing Chelsea.


Group D

Juventus 0-0 Barcelona
Sporting CP 3-0 Olympiakos

Table

1. Barcelona -- 11 pts (ADVANCED)
2. Juventus -- 8 pts
3. Sporting CP -- 7 pts
4. Olympiakos -- 1 pt (ELIMINATED)

Juventus will take on Olympiakos on Matchday 6, while Sporting faces Barcelona for the right to move into the Round of 16.