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GENEVA -- Four teams, including five-time winner Bayern Munich, sealed early places in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday. Bruce Ellington Jersey.Barcelona, shockingly, was not among them despite Lionel Messis goal taking a first-half lead at Manchester City.Pep Guardiolas team turned a memorable game on its head to win 3-1, and end the English sides run of being outclassed by its coachs former club in recent years.Now, we realize we won against the best team (in the world), Guardiola said. For the future generations, they are going to realize, `Wow these guys are able to beat the best team.Bayern and Atletico Madrid both advanced from Group D, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain booked their tickets from Group A to the round of 16.Arsenal took an adventurous route in Bulgaria, trailing Ludogorets Razgrad by two early goals before Mesut Ozils sublime solo goal in the 88th minute clinched a 3-2 win.Here is how Tuesdays action unfolded:----GROUP AArsenal and PSG are tied on 10 points and each could win the group -- and seeded status in the round of 16 draw -- with victory when they play in London on Nov. 23.Both needed late goals to secure three points on Tuesday.PSG dominated at Basel but a 2-1 win was only sealed in the 90th by defender Thomas Meuniers volleyed shot from outside the penalty area into the top right corner of the net. The Swiss side was down to 10 men at the time, following an 84th minute red card for midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die.Basels leveler in the 76th was also a stunner. Substitute Luca Zuffis dipping shot from 35 meters out deceived goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.PSG had led in the 43rd when Blaise Matuidi diverted Meuniers shot across the goalmouth with a deft flick off his right heel.Arsenal advanced from its group for a 17th consecutive season under coach Arsene Wenger.Down 2-0 after 15 minutes, the game was soon level through goals by Granit Xhaka and Olivier Giroud.Ozil then perhaps bettered his hat trick in a 6-0 rout of Ludogorets last month. He collected a through ball, lifted it over goalkeeper Milan Borjan, and then glided past two defenders before calmly slotting into an empty net.---GROUP BIn a tight group, Napoli and Benfica are on seven points with unbeaten Besiktas on six.Penalties were key to Besiktas and Napoli drawing 1-1 in Istanbul, and Benfica beating visiting Dynamo Kiev 1-0.Besiktas led in the 79th when Ricardo Queresma scored from the spot, and Napoli talisman Marek Hamsiks arching shot from distance leveled three minutes later.There were reports that a Napoli fan was stabbed before the match in an Istanbul metro station after a clash between supporters.Eduardo Salvio put Benfica ahead with a powerfully hit spot-kick in first-half stoppage time, and Dynamo was denied an equalizer when goalkeeper Ederson saved a penalty from Junior Moraes.---GROUP CManchester City had lost all five Champions League games against Barcelona since 2012 -- including a 4-0 mauling at Camp Nou two weeks ago.Messis 90th goal in Europes top club competition in the 21st minute, finishing a clinical counter-attack, suggested a repeat.However, inspired by Kevin De Bruyne, Guardiolas team fought back first through Ilkay Gundogan in the 39th.De Bruyne fired in a free kick in the 51st, and then sent a stunning through-ball for the third, slammed in by Gundogan from close range in the 74th.Celtic did City a favor by levelling late in a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach. Moussa Dembeles penalty in the 76th cancelled out Lars Stindls opener in the 32nd.Barcelona leads with nine points, two clear of Man City. `Gladbach has four, trailing City by three points before they meet in Germany on Nov. 23. Celtic has only an outside chance on two points.---GROUP DAtletico, beaten finalist in two of the past three seasons, is the only club with four wins.Antoine Griezmanns stoppage time goal, adding to his acrobatic opener in the 28th, clinched a 2-1 win against Russian newcomer Rostov. Sardar Azmouns leveler in the 30th was the first goal conceded by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak in this seasons competition.Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a comeback 2-1 win in Eindhoven, where PSV led through defender Santiago Arias in the 14th.Lewandowski already struck a post and the crossbar with headers before he scored with a 34th-minute penalty. The Poland star finished off a cross by David Alaba in the 74th, and later had another shot hit the bar.Rostov and PSV have a point each, and Bayern has nine, trailing Atletico by three.Bayern hosts Atletico in the last game next month, and whichever finishes runner-up will likely be the most dangerous unseeded team in the round of 16 draw.---PRIZE MONEYTeams advancing Tuesday ensured an extra 5.5 million euros ($6.1 million) payment from UEFA for playing in the round of 16.UEFA pays a basic fee of 12 million euros ($13.3 million) to clubs in the group stage, and adds 1.5 million euros ($1.66 million) for each win and 500,000 euros ($553,000) for a draw.The 32 group-stage teams share a UEFA prize fund of more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).Earlier Tuesday, UEFA said Manchester City got the biggest payday last season -- collecting 83.8 million euros ($92.6 million) despite reaching only the semifinals. Citys total was boosted by a share of valuable British television rights. Kaimi Fairbairn Jersey . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Lamar Miller Jersey . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. http://www.officialauthentictexansstore.com/authentic-whitney-mercilus-jersey.html .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. DETROIT -- As one of the games top pitchers, Justin Verlander can accept a little more scrutiny. He welcomes it, in fact. So there was no grousing from the Detroit ace when he took some heat after three straight ragged starts. Instead, Verlander went back to work, and on Monday he returned to form a bit, striking out 13 in seven innings to lead the Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Detroits Jhonny Peralta had four hits, and the Tigers held on for their sixth win in seven games. "I expect the bar to be high," Verlander said. "Thats where I set it for myself." Verlander (6-4) hadnt pitched more than five innings in any of his previous three starts, struggling at times with his location. But he was sharp for the most part against Pittsburgh, allowing three runs and seven hits with two walks. Joaquin Benoit allowed two runs -- one earned -- in the eighth. Jose Valverde finished for his sixth save in seven chances, striking out a swinging Andrew McCutchen with a runner on first to end it. Verlander set a season high for strikeouts, although he said his fastball control still wasnt quite good enough. "Better? Yes. Where I want it? No," he said. "You have a couple bad starts, and the worlds on your shoulder -- Whats wrong? Whats wrong? -- but hey, that comes with the territory. Im OK with that. I can deal with it." Francisco Liriano (3-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. Pittsburgh third baseman Brandon Inge, who played for the Tigers for over a decade, was a late addition to the starting lineup. Outfielder Starling Marte was removed shortly before the game because of migraine-like symptoms, and the ensuing shuffling of the lineup gave Inge his first chance to play at Comerica Park as a member of the visiting team. Inge fielded Omar Infantes grounder with his bare hand and threw him out in the first inning, but he went 0 for 4 at the plate with three strikeouts. The Pirates had pulled within one in the eighth when Inge came to the plate, but pinch-runner Josh Harrison was picked off second, and Inge struck out looking against Benoit. Pittsburghs Neil Walker tripled in the first and scored on a sacrifice fly by McCutchen. Liriano was cruising along until Princee Fielder, Victor Martinez and Peralta opened the Detroit fourth with consecutive singles to tie it at 1. DOnta Foreman Jersey. Liriano allowed no more than a run in each of his first three starts -- the Pirates had to wait for him to return after he broke his right (non-throwing) arm in a freak accident on Christmas Day. He allowed three runs in the fifth Monday. Martinez came to the plate with two on and two out. His double down the line bounced weirdly off the short fence in foul territory, and both runners came in to score for a 3-1 lead. Martinez then scored on Peraltas double. Travis Snider hit an RBI triple in the seventh and Walker followed with a double to make it 4-3, but McCutchen struck out swinging on Verlanders final pitch. The Tigers added two runs in the seventh against Jose Contreras, who retired only one batter while allowing a hit and four walks. "We battled back against the best pitcher in the game, and then we battled back against one of the best eighth-inning men in the game," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "I just didnt plan for Contreras going out there and walking four guys. We need him to pitch that inning -- we cant use the same guys every day -- and he couldnt do it. That really hurt us." Benoit gave up a double to Garrett Jones to start the eighth, and Russell Martins hard grounder got past Fielder at first for an error, allowing a run to score. Gaby Sanchez hit a one-out RBI double to make it 6-5 with Inge coming to the plate, but Harrison was picked off and Inge struck out. It was Peraltas first four-hit game since June 4, 2010, when he was playing for Cleveland. The Detroit shortstop is now hitting .341 -- 102 points higher than where he finished 2012. "Hes swinging a magic wand right now," Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter said. "He can poke the bat out and get a hit. He can swing hard and get a hit. Its a lot of fun to play the game like that." NOTES: Verlander is 20-2 in interleague play. ... Detroits Miguel Cabrera struck out three times and had his hitting streak snapped at 12 games. ... It started raining around the end of the fifth, but there were no delays. ... Detroits Rick Porcello (2-2) faces Pittsburghs Jeanmar Gomez (2-0) on Tuesday night. Wholesale NFL JerseysWholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys ChinaCheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '

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