Champions League 2016: Group Results, Table, Talking Points

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Arsenal finished top of Group A in the Champions League after they won 4-1 in Basel and Paris St-Germain drew with Ludogorets Razgrad.

The Gunners took early control of the match through two easy tap-ins from Lucas Pérez. He secured his hat-trick after the break and Alex Iwobi added another before Seydou Doumbia scored a consolation for Basel.

PSG were held to a 2-2 draw in Paris that left Arsenal top of a group for the first time since 2011-12. Ludogorets booked a place in the Europa League.

Also, for the first time since 2005-06, the Gunners have gone through a group stage remaining unbeaten.

Champions League 2016: Group Results

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Arsenal will avoid Barcelona, Monaco, Atlético Madrid, and Napoli in Monday’s draw, but they will face one of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, or Real Madrid.

PSG needed a home win against the Bulgarian side to guarantee first place, but had to rally from behind to prevent an embarrassing defeat.

In Group C, Barcelona eased past Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 thanks to Arda Turan’s hat-trick and a goal from Lionel Messi.

The Argentine opened the scoring for Barca — his 10th group stage goal this season — but fell short of matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal record (11) in the group stage of the competition.

Champions League 2016 Table

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Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 before their 1-1 draw at home to Celtic.

Robert Lewandowski scored a spectacular free-kick to give Bayern a 1-0 win over Atlético Madrid. With that result, Bayern have stretched their record to 15 straight Champions League home victories.

However, Atlético still finished top of Group D. Napoli won 2-1 at Benfica, but both teams have progressed to the knock-out rounds after Besiktas lost 6-0 to Dynamo Kiev.

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