Champions League: Benfica beat Dynamo Kiev, Salzburg and Lille win

Champions League round-up: Benfica beat Dynamo Kiev to advance to the last-16, Noah Okafor sends Red Bull Salzburg through and Lille top Group G after thumping Wolfsburg

  • Benfica won 2-0 at Estadio da Luz against Dynamo Kiev to advance to the last 16
  • Noah Okafor gave RB Salzburg a 1-0 victory over Sevilla to finish 2nd in Group G
  • Ligue 1 champions Lille secured a 3-1 win in Germany to ease past Wolfsburg

Benfica advanced to the last-16 of the Champions League at the expense of Barcelona on Wednesday night after easing past Dynamo Kiev 2-0 at the Estadio da Luz.

Roman Yaremchuk gave the hosts the lead on 16 minutes, before Gilberto Junior doubled their advantage six minutes later to hand the Portuguese giants a well-deserved victory. 

The result ensured the Eagles progress to the knockout stages after lacklustre Barcelona were easily beaten 3-0 by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at a snowy Allianz Arena.

Roman Yaremchuk scored the opening goal of the game as Benfica defeated Dynamo Kiev

Gilberto Junior wheels away in celebration after scoring the second for the Portuguese side

Elsewhere in the competition, RB Salzburg progressed on a cold night in Austria thanks to an impressive win over Sevilla.  

Noah Okafor’s 50th minute striker handed Matthias Jaissle’s side a 1-0 win to finish second in Group G with 10 points, one behind group winners Lille.

The Spanish side also saw midfielder Joan Jordan sent off, compounding a miserable evening for Julen Lopetegui. 

Reigning Ligue 1 champions Lille were also in action and they defeated Bundesliga side Wolfsburg 3-1 at the Volkswagen Arena to secure top spot in Group G.

Experienced Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz gave the away side the lead on 11 minutes and forward Jonathan David doubled their advantage 18 minutes from time. 

Jonathan David scored Lille’s second goal of the night to help his side finish top of Group F

The 21-year-old American became the first Lille player to score in three consecutive games for the club.

Former Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes made it 3-0, before Renato Steffen added a consolation for the home side on 89 minutes.

In Group F, Atalanta’s game with Villarreal was postponed because of heavy snow in Bergamo.

The clash was called off by match referee Anthony Taylor after the kick-off had originally been delayed 20 minutes in an attempt to clear the pitch.

‘The match will be resumed on Thursday 9 December at a time to be determined by UEFA,’ Atalanta said on their official Twitter account.

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