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Man City shock Barca in revenge ECL win

dpadpa 1/11/2016

Manchester City have stunned Barcelona while Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are through to the Champions League knockout stage.

Manchester City have come from behind to defeat Barcelona 3-1 as Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain booked places in the knock-out phase of the Champions League.

Bayern also conceded the first goal in Eindhoven before beating PSV 2-1 while Atletico Madrid advanced with a late 2-1 defeat of Rostov.

PSG also scored late to win 2-1 at Basel while Arsenal came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Ludogorets for both the French and English sides to ensure progress.

In Manchester, City gained revenge for a 4-0 defeat in Barcelona two weeks ago with an impressive display at the Etihad Stadium to the delight of coach Pep Guardiola against his former club.

Barcelona went ahead with an incisive counter-attack finished off by Lionel Messi in the 21st minute.

But Guardiola's side got back when Ilkay Guendogan slotted in six minutes before the break after Raheem Sterling neatly set him up.

Kevin De Bruyne then scored from a direct free-kick after the break and Guendogan bagged his second after a neat move in the 74th minute as City ended a series of five succesive defeats against the Spanish side.

"We started a bit nervously but after we scored we had our confidence back and the second half was incredible. We dominated Barcelona," Guendogan said.

Barca coach Luis Enrique said his side played well for 40 minutes but the equaliser was a blow.

"Now the group is wide open and our immediate objective is to win our two remaining games," he said.

Barca still top Group C on nine points, with City two adrift and Borussia Moenchengladbach on four, with the Bundesliga side's hopes of progressing dampened in a 1-1 draw with visiting Celtic.

In Group D, PSV took the lead against Bayern through Santiago Arias from close range in the 14th minute.

But Robert Lewandowski levelled in the 34th minute from the penalty spot following a handball offence and the Poland striker then netted the winner from close range in the 74th.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said: "It was difficult at the start, but slowly we worked our way back into the game and got there in the end.

"We thought it was important to avoid counter attacks. We started to play quicker in the second half and create more opportunities."

In Group A, Arsenal conceded two early goals against Ludogorets in Sofia - a team they hammered 6-0 two weeks ago - through Jonathan Cafu and Claudio Keseru, but came back to go into the break at 2-2 with goals from Granit Xhaka and Olivier Giroud.

The Gunners then decided the game in the 88th minute with a magnificent goal from Mesut Oezil.

Visiting PSG meanwhile edged Basel 2-1 thanks to a late winner from Thomas Meunier.

Besiktas and Napoli played out a 1-1 to keep alive their hopes of qualifying from Group B.

Benfica went level on seven points with Napoli at the top of the group - one ahead of Besiktas - thanks to a 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev.

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