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Champions League Update: Liverpool thrash Spartak, Ronaldo sets new record in Madrid win; SEE GROUP WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

Liverpool have secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Group E winners courtesy of a ruthless 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow at Anfield.

Philippe Coutinho scored his first career hat-trick as the Reds set a new goalscoring landmark for English clubs in the Champions League, recording their second 7-0 win of the group stages.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo finished the Champions League group stage in style on Wednesday as he set a new record in the competition.

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner has now scored in all six group games in the 2017-18 campaign – the first to do so since 1992-93 when the tournament introduced the group stage.

Ronaldo has scored nine so far, his latest of which was netted in the first half against Borussia Dortmund.

The game ended 3-2 in favour of the defending champions.


Elsewhere, the unbeaten run of Manchester City across all competitions was punctured in Ukraine where they were beaten 2-1 by Shakhtar Donesk.

Latest Champions League Results:

Liverpool 7 – 0 Spartak Moscow
Maribor 1 – 1 Sevilla
Feyenoord 2 – 1 SSC Napoli
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 Manchester City
FC Porto 5 – 2 Monaco
RasenBallsport Leipzig 1 – 2 Besiktas
Real Madrid 3 – 2 Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 0 APOEL Nicosia
To see scores of the games played on Tuesday, click on this link

The Champions League group stage is now completed as Liverpool, Sevilla, Shakhtar and Porto became the last teams to book their place in the knockout rounds.

The field for the round of 16 draw, which will take place on Monday, Dec. 11, is now set.


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