Bayern Munich reached the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 100 per cent win record after defeating Inter Milan in the final game at home.
Benjamin Pavard and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored in each half as Julian Nagelsmann’s side once again showed signs of rounding into their destructive form which has been missing for most of the early season.
The Germans eased through Group C which was considered to be the most difficult one in this year’s competition.
The win over Inter also makes Bayern Munich the only team in Champions League history to have gone through three group-stage campaigns with a 100 percent win rate.
Meanwhile, Barcelona, the third side in their group, managed to end their campaign on a high note with a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen securing their playoff spot for the Europa League.
Goals from Marcos Alsonso, Ferran Torres (2) and Pablo Torre were enough to ensure that Tomáš Chorý’s brace did not cause any real panic for a side missing their most prolific striker in Robert Lewandowski.
In other matches, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s 95th-minute winner for Tottenham over Marseille helped them secure the top spot in Group D after a 2-1 win over the French hosts. Eintracht Frankfurt will join the English side in the next round after their 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon was enough to seal their safe passage.
Atletico Madrid, who failed to progress to the next round, also lost out on a Europa League place after being beaten 2-1 by Porto to put even more pressure on Diego Simeone.