On the second day of the last round of group games in the UEFA Champions League, Groups E, F, G and H found their winners and runner-ups.
Group E -
Italian giants AS Roma needed a point against CFR Cluj to ensure progress to the knockouts, as third-placed FC Basle was just three points behind. The Italians managed just that with Marco Boriello's strike cancelled out by a late equalizer from Cluj's Lacina Traore for a 1-1 draw. The point meant Cluj missed out on third place and a last 32 spot in the Europa league.
In the group's other game, Anatoliy Tymoschuk's goal added to Franck Ribery's brace as group winners Bayern Munich trampled over FC Basle 3-0. However, the loss wasn't costly for Basle as they qualify for the last 32 of the Europa league.
Group F -
The critics of Russia's right to host the 2018 World Cup would have been sneering as Spartak Moscow fans threw flares onto the pitch forcing a 20-minute delay early in their clash at MSK Zilina, proving that violence and hooliganism is still a problem in Russian football. However, their football did the talking with Spartak coming from behind to win 2-1 after Alex and Ibson cancelled out Tomas Oravec's opener. Spartak finished the game with 10 men as Ibson was sent off, but the win sees them take third place in the league and a place in the Europa league knockouts.
Meanwhile, Group champions Chelsea's dismal form showed no sign of stopping as they fell to a late goal from Brandao, giving second-placed Marseille a 1-0 win at the Stade Velodrome.
Group G -
Ajax were quick to move on from Martin Jol's departure with a 2-0 win over AC Milan, which gave them a spot in the last 32 of the Europa league with a third placed finish. The Dutch side scored twice in nine minutes in the second half through goals from Demy de Zeeuw and Toby Alderweireld.
Despite the loss, Milan qualified second behind Real Madrid who stormed over Auxerre 4-0 with a hat-trick from French striker Karim Benzema. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the other goal.
Group H -
Arsenal needed a win at all costs to ensure progress into the knock-outs, after going to the game against Partizan Belgrade level on points with Braga. It was a nervy game, which Arsenal finished with 10 men. Robin van Persie's penalty opened the scoring but Partizan's Cleo equalizaed after his strike was deflected in. However goals from Theo Walcott Samir Nasri secured a 3-1 win, despite an injury to Kieron Gibbs and a late dismissal for Bacary Sagna.
In the other game, Group winners Shakhtar Donetsk scored two in five minutes against Braga through Razvan Rat and Luiz Adriano to win 2-0 at the Donbass Arena, sending the Portuguese club into the Europa League.