Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 10th 2014 Contents stage record achieved under Jose Mour-
inho in 2012.
Ludogorets forward Marcelinho was
sent off for stopping Raphael Varane s
goal-ward shot with an arm and Ronal-
do converted the penalty in the 20th
Bale headed in off the crossbar from
Toni Kroos corner in the 38th for his
fifth goal in five matches. Alvaro Arbeloa
added Madrid s third in the 80th, and
Alvaro Medran scored in the 88th to
complete the rout.
In Turin, Italy, Juventus progressed
to the knockout stage of the Champions
League as it drew 0-0 at home to
already qualified Atletico Madrid, which
went through as group winner.
Juventus, which was eliminated in
the final group match last season by
Galatasaray, needed just a point to qual-
ify although victory by two goals or
more would have seen it leapfrog Atleti-
co into top spot.
The home side dominated possession
but struggled to create clear-cut scoring
opportunities and took almost an hour
to first test Atletico goalkeeper Miguel
Atletico, which was content to soak
up the pressure and hit Juventus on the
counter, had the best of the chances
and also hit the post.
Olympiakos finished third in Group
A, a point behind Juventus, with a 4-
2 win over Malmo.
In Monaco, the hosts qualified for
the knockout phase of the Champions
League by defeating Zenit St Petersburg
2-0 to finish top of Group C.
Tunisia centerback Aymen Abden-
nour headed home a free kick from
Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco in the 63rd
minute. Brazilian fullback Fabinho added
a second goal in the 89th by firing a
low strike past goalkeeper Yuri Lody-
Monaco only needed a draw to qualify
for the last 16 while Zenit had to win.
Zenit dominated possession in the
first half but was denied space by a
defensive-minded Monaco. The hosts
showed more ambition in the second
half as Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berba-
tov had a side-footed effort diverted in
the 54th before Abdennour scored with
a downward header.
Zenit finished third in the group
behind Bayer Leverkusen, which drew
0-0 with Benfica.
GENEVA---Liverpool s fall from
the Champions League elite was
confirmed yesterday, as Basel held
the hosts to a 1-1 draw at Anfield
to reach the last-16.
The five-time European cham-
pion trailed Fabian Frei s 25th-
minute strike, until captain Steven
Gerrard s 81st-minute free kick
sparked a frantic finish.
Liverpool failed to beat Basel
twice and was outclassed by Group
B winner Real Madrid on returning
from a five-year absence.
Madrid completed the only per-
fect group-stage record after Cris-
tiano Ronaldo s penalty started a
4-0 rout of Ludogorets Razgrad.
Juventus advanced, drawing 0-
0 with Atletico Madrid which
topped Group A. Olympiakos beat
Monaco beat Zenit St. Petersburg
2-0 to win Group C, rising above
Bayer Leverkusen which drew 0-
0 at Benfica.
Borussia Dortmund won Group
D by drawing 1-1 with Anderlecht.
Runner-up Arsenal won 4-1 at
In Madrid, goals by Ronaldo and
Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to
a 4-0 victory over 10-man Ludo-
gorets and a clean sweep of six
wins in Group C.
Madrid, which had already won
the group, stretched its winning
streak to 19 matches and equalled
its 100 per cent European group-
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Monaco beats Zenit 2-0 in Champions League
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale in
action during a Group B
Champions League football
match between Real Madrid
and Ludogorets at the Santiago
Bernabeu stadium in Madrid,
Spain, yesterday. Real Madrid
won 4-0. AP PHOTO
Juventus 0, Atletico Madrid 0
Olympiakos 4, Malmo 2
Liverpool 1, Basel 1
Real Madrid 4, Ludogorets 0
Benfica 0, Bayer Leverkusen 0
Monaco 2, Zenit St Petersburg 0
Dortmund 1, Anderlecht 1
Galatasaray 1, Arsenal 4
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