Late goal edges United past Young Boys

28 November 2018, 05:38 | Updated: 28 November 2018, 05:40

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Marouane Fellaini spared Manchester United's blushes as a 1-0 victory over Young Boys took them into the last 16 of the Champions League.

It was another dismal night at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho's underperforming side lacked creativity, cohesion and confidence against opponents they had dispatched 3-0 in September.

United were indebted to a brilliant David De Gea save to keep the score at 0-0 in the second half.

And, just when it looked as if United had run out of ideas, Fellaini managed to control the ball in the penalty area and squeeze his shot inside a post.

The under-fire Mourinho took his pent-up anger out on some water bottle holders, but it was another performance that provided more questions than answers.

Juventus remain top of Group H ahead of the final matches after beating Valencia 1-0 in Turin, with Cristiano Ronaldo setting up Mario Mandzukic's 59th-minute winner.

Manchester City joined neighbours United in the last-16 with a 2-2 draw at Lyon.

Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero struck as City twice came from behind against the only side to beat them this season.

The outstanding Maxwel Cornet grabbed both goals for Lyon, who outplayed the Premier League champions for large spells at the Groupama Stadium.

The Ivory Coast forward opened the scoring in the 55th minute and restored the lead after Laporte's first equaliser, but Aguero had the final word.

Lyon remain second in Group F but are now only two points ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk, who won 3-2 at Hoffenheim.

Ismaily and Taison (2) were on target for Shakhtar, with Andrej Kramaric and Stephen Zuber replying.

Bayern Munich thrashed Benfica 5-1 to stay top of Group E and secure their place in the knockout stages.

Arjen Robben struck twice and Robert Lewandowski made it three before half-time with his 50th Champions League goal.

Gedson Fernandes pulled one back straight after the restart, but Lewandowski and Franck Ribery wrapped up a comfortable victory.

Ajax reached the last-16 for the first time since 2006, but their 2-0 win at AEK Athens was marred by crowd trouble.

Dutch fans came under attack from riot police, while a man left the AEK end to throw a molotov cocktail into the stand housing Ajax supporters.

On the pitch, Dusan Tadic put Ajax ahead with a 68th-minute penalty after referee Michael Oliver had punished Marko Livaja for handball and produced a second yellow card to send off the Croatian.

Ajax took full advantage of having an extra man four minutes later as substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar set up Tadic's second.

Real Madrid won Group G with a 2-0 victory at Roma.

Gareth Bale and Lucas Vasquez were on target in the second half but Roma also go through as group runners-up.

Viktoria Plzen produced a shock to win 2-1 at CSKA Moscow and move above the Russians into third place.

Nikola Vlasic gave CSKA the lead with a 10th-minute penalty but Roman Prochazka - who had missed from the spot - and Lukas Hejda turned it around in the second half as Plzen claimed a first Champions League away win for seven years.