Champions League Wrap: Liverpool thump Spartak Moscow, Shakhtar defeat Manchester City

  • 07/12/2017
The Reds topped their pool after a massive win at Anfield.
The Reds topped their pool after a massive win at Anfield. Photo credit: Getty Images

Five-time continental kings Liverpool have qualified for the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 hammering of Spartak Moscow.            

They were joined in the last 16 by Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto on the final matchday of the group stage.             

A first Reds hat-trick from Philippe Coutinho, a brace from Sadio Mande and singles from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah at Anfield ensured Liverpool topped Group E.       

Sevilla drew 1-1 at eliminated Maribor to go through second ahead of Spartak. 

Shakhtar defeated Group F winners Manchester City 2-1 to secure second place, with first-half goals by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily.       

The Ukranian side finished ahed of Napoli who lost 2-1 at Feyenoord.   

Two-time winners Porto secured second spot in Group G with a 5-2 win over Monaco in a game which ended 10-a-side.               

Table-topping Besiktas won 2-1 at RB Leipzig.    

Holders Real Madrid edged Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in Group H with Borja Mayoral, Cristiano Ronaldo and  Lucas Vazquez on target. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replied for the Germans.  

Tottenham Hotspur, who defeated Apoel Nicosia 3-0 courtesy of goals from Fernando Llorente, Son Heung-Min and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, topped the group .   

Manchester United, Basel, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Roma, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Besiktas, Tottenham and Real Madrid had already secured their places in Monday's round of 16 draw.