12/6/2017 12:56:50 AM

Manchester United through to Champions League last 16

Manchester United through to Champions League last 16

Manchester: Former champions Manchester United reached the Champions League last-16 as Group A winners after coming from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 here on Tuesday.

They finished ahead of Basel, who also advanced with a 2-0 win at Benfica.

The result left United top of the section on 15 points, three more than second-placed Basel and six ahead of third-placed CSKA who will carry on in the second-tier Europa League after the winter break.

United fell behind to a freakish Vitinho goal on the stroke of halftime before Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford struck within a minute to turn the match on its head.

CSKA struck out of the blue as Mario Fernandes broke down the right and set up Vitinho, whose miscued shot struck Dzagoev in the back and bounced into the net.

But Lukaku used his physical strength to steer in the equaliser in the 64th minute as he got on the end of a probing Paul Pogba pass.

Rashford got his reward for tireless work less than a minute later, drilling in a sublime Juan Mata chip with a fierce left-footed shot.


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