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Four Clubs in Knockout Stage of European Champions League


Four European football clubs have clinched berths in the knockout stage of the European Champions League.

Germany's Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, England's Liverpool and Spain's Valencia all got results Tuesday that put them in the next round with two group matches still remaining.

Host Bayern playing to a scoreless draw against Portugal's Sporting Lisbon. In the other Group B match, Inter Milan of Italy moved into second place ahead of Lisbon by edging Spartak Moscow of Russia, 1-0.

In Group C, PSV blanked Galatasaray of Turkey, 2-0, and Liverpool shut out Bordeaux of France, 3-0. Both winners have 10 points, while Bordeaux and Galatasaray only have one point apiece.

Valencia sealed its berth in the next round from Group D with a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine. Italy's AS Roma remains in second place after a 1-1 draw against Olympiakos of Greece.

Three teams in Group A are still in contention for the two berths in the next round. England's Chelsea remains in first place after a 2-2 draw against Spain's Barcelona, which is third. Germany's Werder Bremen is in second place after beating winless Levski Sofia of Bulgaria, 3-0.

The other four European groups play their fourth matches on Wednesday. In Group E, first place Lyon plays in France against Dynamo Kiev and second place Real Madrid of Spain is at home against Romania's Steaua Bucharest.

England's Manchester United, at the top of Group F, visits last place FC Copenhagen in Denmark, and Scotland's Celtic is in Portugal to take on Benfica.

In Group G, the top two teams square off with first place CSKA Moscow hosting England's Arsenal. FC Porto visits Germany's Hamburger SV.

And in Group H, Italy's AC Milan hopes to stay in first place with a home match against Belgium's Anderlecht, while second place Lille of France visits Greece to play AEK Athens.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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