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UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray

Fola Akintomide

Steven Gerrard scored a late free-kick for 10-man Liverpool, but the Reds could only draw at home to Basel 1-1 and crashed out of the Champions League after coming third in Group B.

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 72nd goal in European club football’s most prestigious competition as Real Madrid thumped Ludogorets 4-0 in the section’s other match.

Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid finished atop Group A after a scoreless draw with second-place Juventus, and Olympiakos fought off Malmo to finish their group-stage campaign with a 4-2 victory.

In Group C, Monaco completed their schedule with a 2-0 triumph over Zenit St. Petersburg and will go into the round of 16 after pipping Bayer Leverkusen, who drew 0-0 at Benfica, to win the bracket.

Finally, Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Anderlecht ensured their progress as Group D winners, while Arsenal, who beat Galatasaray 4-1 in Istanbul, advanced as runners-up.

Overall, there were plenty of standout performances on Tuesday as well as one or two that were rather less impressive.

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray
Basel players celebrate their first goal
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray
Aaron Ramsey shows signs of being back to his best against Galatasaray
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray
The German international, Lucas Podolski grabbed Arsenal’s other two goals in a typically clinical display
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray
AS Monaco, defended their way to top spot in group C
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray
Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot, and Los Blancos ended up cruising to a 4-0 victory
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal advance in style against Galatasaray
Juventus claw their way into the next round