UEFA Champions League – Manchester City defeats Marseille: It was Manchester City vs Marseille in the 6th match of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Manchester City defeated Marseille 3-0 to finish at the top of the UCL group C and comfortably book last 16 place.
The victory earned City a number of notable milestones. A group points tally of 16 from six games is their biggest haul and matches the most achieved by any English club at this stage. However, while Arsenal (2005-06) and Tottenham (2017-18) also managed the same tally, only Manchester United (2007-08) used it as a springboard to win the competition.
City also conceded only one goal in topping Group C, a feat last achieved by fierce rivals Manchester United among English clubs, in 2010-11.
“I am really happy for the way we played in all the games without exception,” added Guardiola. “We scored goals, we conceded few.
UEFA Champions League : Defending champions Bayern Munich also stays unbeaten, moves to last 16
Champions League holders Bayern Munich ended the group stage by beating Lokomotiv Moscow to take their unbeaten run to 17 games in the competition.
Bayern won all 11 games on the way to lifting the trophy last term and have drawn just one group game this season.
Niklas Sule’s powerful header broke the deadlock and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting thumped home the second for the hosts.
Atletico Madrid sealed second in Group A with a 2-0 win at Reb Bull Salzburg, who drop into the Europa League.