United, Real through as Bayern set record
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Manchester United confirmed their place in the UEFA Champions League's knock-out phase with an emphatic 5-0 win at an overwhelmed Bayer Leverkusen. A volley from Antonio Valencia and an own goal from Leverkusen centre-back Emir Spahic gave United a commanding early lead before defender Jonny Evans added a third with an hour gone.

Chris Smalling added their fourth after he met Wayne Rooney's chip at the back post. Nani then latched on to a Ryan Giggs long ball for a fine solo goal for the fifth late on. England's Rooney proved he can create as well as finish as he had a hand in the first four goals in an outstanding performance.

The result keeps David Moyes' United top of Group A and three points ahead of second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk, who overtook Leverkusen with a thumping win of their own. The Ukrainian champions dispatched bottom side Real Sociedad 4-0 thanks to goals from Luiz Adriano, Alex Teixeira and a Douglas Costa brace.

Arturo Vidal scored a hat-trick, including two from the penalty spot, as Juventus relaunched their hopes of qualifying for the last 16 with a rousing 3-1 win over Copenhagen. Following a handball by Copenhagen captain Lars Jacobsen just before the half hour, Vidal converted his first spot kick of the evening. Copenhagen caught the Italian champions off guard after a throw-in from the right, with former Juve defender Olof Mellberg slamming a loose ball past Gianluigi Buffon.

Fears of an upset were allayed barely five minutes later when Llorente was fouled by Mellberg inside the box. Vidal stepped up to beat Wiland for the second time to restore Juve's advantage. The hosts ended all hopes of a fightback when Vidal timed his jump perfectly to meet Pogba's floated cross from the left to head his third goal.

Bale helps Real through, PSG progress
Gareth Bale scored a marvellous free-kick as ten-man Real Madrid eased into the knockout stages with a 4-1 win over Galatasaray. Madrid had to play just under three quarters of the game with a man less after Sergio Ramos was shown a red card for dragging back Umut Bulut as he broke clear on goal.

Bale then opened the scoring with his fifth goal in six games, but Bulut equalised for the Turkish champions just a minute later. Alvaro Arbeloa restored Real's lead just after the break and the full-back then teed up Angel di Maria to make the points safe 12 minutes later. Isco rounded off the scoring with a wonderful piece of skill as he left Selcuk Inan on the floor before side-footing the ball home. 

Victory seals Madrid's place in the last 16 as group winners, whilst Galatasaray will have to beat Juventus at home on matchday six if they are to progress.

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed their place in the knockout stages as winners of Group C after beating Olympiacos 2-1. PSG only needed a draw to secure top spot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave them a dream start, opening the scoring inside seven minutes. The sending-off of Marco Verratti early in the second half left the hosts down to ten men, and Olympiacos profited from their man advantage to draw level through Kostas Manolas with nine minutes remaining.

However, Edinson Cavani's 90th-minute strike handed PSG the victory as they progress while Olympiacos are left to fight it out with Benfica for the second qualifying berth in the last round of games next month after the Portuguese outfit won 3-2 away to Anderlecht.

Alvaro Negredo came off the bench to spare Manchester City's blushes as the Spanish striker's late goal inspired a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen. Manuel Pellegrini's team were in danger of blowing their slender chance of finishing top of Group D after twice surrendering the lead against the Czech minnows at Eastlands.

Sergio Aguero had put City ahead with a first-half penalty, but Tomas Horava equalised before half-time. Samir Nasri restored the hosts' advantage, only for Plzen to hit back again through Stanislav Tecl. Substitute Negredo finally tipped the balance in City's favour with 12 minutes left and Edin Dzeko sealed the points in the final moments.

Earlier, holders Bayern Munich set a new Champions League record of ten consecutive victories with a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow in their Group D tie. Bayern's Dutch attacker Arjen Robben, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller scored one apiece under the snow of the Khimki Arena, while Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda was on target for CSKA.