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Man Utd, Juventus and FC Porto clinch top spots

Latest update : 2008-12-11

Manchester United and Juventus held on to the top spot in their groups with draws respectively against AaB Aalborg (2-2) and BATE Borisov (0-0). Arsenal, defeated 2-0 in Porto, qualify in second behind the Portuguese club.

AFP - Arsenal slipped up in their bid to top their Champions League group on Wednesday as they went down to rivals FC Porto 2-0 in their final group match.
  
While they ended as runners-up they at least avoided the fate of having to play against Real Madrid, coached for the first time by former Spurs handler Juande Ramos, whose new team eased to a 3-0 victory over UEFA Cup holders Zenit St Petersburg.
  
A double from iconic Real striker Raul ensured that Ramos - who was sacked by Spurs earlier this season but who replaced Bernd Schuster on Tuesday - got off to an ideal start.
  
It took Raul's total to a record 66 goals in the Champions League - Filippo Inzaghi is next best on 64 and his club AC Milan are not in this season's competition.
  
Juventus still topped the group after drawing 0-0 at home to Belarus outfit BATE Borisov.
  
Arsenal's bitter Premiership rivals Manchester United fared better, drawing 2-2 with Danish side Aalborg, though it was Scottish champions Celtic that ensured Sir Alex Ferguson's side topped the group by beating 10-man Villarreal 2-0 for their first win of the campaign.
  
Bayern Munich topped the other group, though having led runners-up Lyon 3-0 they were pushed all the way to hold on 3-2. The French champions would have needed to win to edge the Germans overall.
  
Zenit will still get a chance to defend their UEFA Cup title and are joined by fellow third-placed sides Aalborg, Fiorentina - courtesy of a 1-0 win over Romanians Steaua Bucharest - and Dynamo Kiev - who beat Fenerbahce 1-0.
  
The draw for the next stages of both competitions takes place on Friday week.
  

Date created : 2008-12-10

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