Champions League: Galatasaray goes through

Wesley Sneijder struck five minutes from time to send Galatasaray AS through to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 as Group B runners-up, with Juventus finishing third and moving into the UEFA Europa League, reports. The game, ended 1-0 for the Turkish team, was played on Wednesday after being suspended on Tuesday night after 32 minutes because of heavy snow in Istanbul, and resumed in similarly challenging conditions, with Galatasaray – knowing only a win would send them through – carving out the better chances.Manchester United FC put their Premier League worries behind them with a 1-0 victory over Mircea Lucescu’s Shakhtar Donetsk – a result that eliminated the Ukrainian title holders from this season’s UEFA Champions League while securing first place in Group A. In Group D Manchester City FC came from two goals behind to bring FC Bayern Munchen’s ten-match winning run in the UEFA Champions League to an end, final score 2-3. Other results on Tuesday night: Benfica – PSG 2-1, Real Sociedad – Leverkusen 0-1, FC Copenhagen – Real Madrid 0-2; Plzen – CSKA 2-1; Olympiakos – Anderlecht 3-1.

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