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Champions League Results 2019: Final Tables, Qualified Teams After Group Stage

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2019

Atalanta players celebrate their victory after the Group C Champions League soccer match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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The final tickets to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages were punched on Wednesday, with Atalanta and Atletico Madrid booking passage to the next round. 

All of the other top teams had already qualified, but they still took care of business. Paris Saint-Germain crushed Galatasaray 5-0, and Real Madrid overcame a spirited Club Brugge side in Belgium.

Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, and Manchester City cruised to a win over Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Bayern Munich got past Tottenham Hotspur in the marquee clash of the night.

Here are Wednesday's results:

UEFA Champions League @ChampionsLeague

⏰ RESULTS ⏰ 🤔 Best individual performance tonight? 🔴⚪️ Atlético book last-16 place with home win ⚫️🔵 Debutants Atalanta reach knockout stage ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Gabriel Jesus becomes 9th player this season to score hat-trick #UCL

The teams that have qualified for the knockout stages:

UEFA Champions League @ChampionsLeague

Round of 16 line-up ✅ Who is looking most like champions? 🤔 #UCL https://t.co/ypx3pNd5CW

Final Tables (Team, Goal Difference, Points)

Group A

PSG, +15, 16

Real Madrid, +6, 11

Club Brugge, -8, 3

Galatasaray, -13, 2

   

Group B

Bayern, +19, 18

Spurs, +4, 10

Olympiacos, -6, 4

Red Star, -17, 3

   

Group C

Manchester City, +12, 14

Atalanta, -4, 7

Shakhtar Donetsk, -5, 6

Zagreb, -3, 5

   

Group D

Juventus, +8, 16

Atletico, +3, 10

Leverkusen, -4, 6

Lokomotiv Moscow, -7, 3

   

With just two more spots in the next round on the line, most of the top clubs rolled out their backups and youngsters. Atletico didn't have such an opportunity, needing to beat Lokomotiv, and cruised to a 2-0 win at home.

Kieran Trippier had an early penalty saved, but Joao Felix fared better from the spot, handing his team the lead. Felipe made it 2-0 after the break to secure a routine win. Juventus' win over Bayer Leverkusen meant the Rojiblancos would have gone through, regardless.

While there were no miracles for Leverkusen, a massive upset took place in Group C:

OptaPaolo @OptaPaolo

1 - #Atalanta are the first team in Champions League history to progress to the knockout stage having lost the first three round of the group. Exploit. https://t.co/DbstyQVvhg

A Gabriel Jesus hat-trick saw City cruise to a win over Zagreb, giving Atalanta the opportunity to complete a comeback for the ages in Ukraine. Having picked up just a single point from their first four matches, the Italians booked their spot in the next round with a 3-0 win over Shakhtar, who finished with 10 players.

Sportswriter James Horncastle highlighted just how big of an achievement it was:

James Horncastle @JamesHorncastle

Atalanta have already made €27m from the Champions League this season. Those Castagne and Pasalic goals are worth another €12.5m. That’s €39.5m. Their wage bill is €36m

Elsehwere, things played out mostly as expected. Bayern beat Spurs 3-1 but lost scorer Kingsley Coman to a non-contact injury, and Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr. and Luka Modric were all on point in Real Madrid's win over Club Brugge.

The Belgians will play Europa League football despite earning just three points from six matches, thanks to PSG's demolition of Galatasaray. Neymar ran the show against the Turks and gave up a penalty to Edinson Cavani:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

9 - Since his Champions League debut in September 2013, Neymar has both scored and assisted in 9 different matches, only Lionel Messi (10) and Cristiano Ronaldo (11) have done so on more occasions in the competition in this time. Trifecta. #UCL https://t.co/IjFmus0n5e

Youssef El Arabi converted a late penalty to send Olympiacos to the Europa League, courtesy of a win over Red Star. Leverkusen and Shakhtar will also drop to Europe's secondary club competition.