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UEFA Champions League

Ruthless Bayern Clinch Last 16 Spot

Group E
 
Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica
 
Bayern Munich secured their spot in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in emphatic fashion after thumping Benfica.
 
Veteran winger Arjen Robben Arjen Robben struck twice in the first half to put Bayern 2-0 up before Robert Lewandowski made it 3-0.
 
Benfica pulled one back through Gedson Fernandes immediately after the break.
 
However, Bayern restored their dominance through Lewandowski's second goal before Franck Ribery rounded off the scoring in the 76th minute.
 
AEK Athens 0-2 Ajax Amsterdam
 
Ajax Amsterdam advanced to the round of 16 after defeating AEK Athens on Tuesday evening.
 
After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, former Southampton star Dusan Tadic netted a quick-fire brace to secure three points for the Dutch giants.
 
Ajax have now qualified for the knockout stage for the first time since 2005.
 
Group F
 
Hoffenheim 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
 
Shakhtar Donetsk kept their round of 16 hopes alive after defeating Hoffenheim 3-2 in Germany.
 
Ismaily and Taison put the visitors 2-0 up before Hoffenheim were level through Andrej Kramarić and Steven Zuber before the 40-minute mark.
 
However, Shakhtar secured three points, with Taison netting the winner second minute of second-half stoppage time.
 
Shakhtar have now moved up to third spot, two points behind Olympique Lyon who they play in their final group game.
 
Group G
 
CSKA Moscow 1-2 Viktoria Plzen
 
Viktoria Plzen moved to third spot and kept their Europa League hopes alive after defeating CSKA Moscow in Russia.
 
Second-half goals from Roman Procházka and Lukáš Hejda helped the visitors to come from behind after Nikola Vlasic put CSKA ahead in the first half.

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