Manchester United finished top of Group A of the Champions League, come from behind to secure their place in the last 16 of the competition after beating CSKA Moscow 2-1
United turned the game around with two quick second half strikes from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.Victory at Old Trafford ensured Mourinho’s team finished above second-placed Basel in Group A with 15 points from their six games.
Striker Lukaku stretched out a leg to poke home his 13th of the season from Paul Pogba’s pass on 64 minutes and Rashford stroked in just 66 seconds later.
The Russian side had taken the lead with a controversial goal on the stroke of half-time as Vitinho’s shot was diverted into the net by Alan Dzagoev. United’s defenders claimed he was offside, but replays suggested the officials made the right decision because Daley Blind – who had slid off the pitch – was deemed to be playing him onside.
Despite conceding, the hosts were on top throughout and could have gone in front within four minutes but Marcus Rashford scuffed a shot against the post following Romelu Lukaku’s through ball.
however, Chelsea missed out on first place in Group C, after a 1-1 draw at home with Atletico Madrid. Roma’s 1-0 win over Qarabag, means they win the group and Atletico drops into the Europa League.
In other matches, Juventus beat Olympiakos 2-0, Barcelona defeated Sporting Lisbon 2-0, Bayern Munich saw off PSG 3-1 and Anderlecht won 1-0 at Celtic.
Basel, who beat Benfica 2-0, finished as runners-up.
Atletico Madrid earmed a point at Stamford Bridge but it wasn’t enough as Roma secured their own passing with a win over Qarabag.
Bayern needed to beat PSG by four goals to confirm top spot in Group B, but could only muster a 3-1 victory, while Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow in Group A.
Tottenham and Manchester City have both qualified top of their groups for the knockout stages, while Liverpool still have it all to do on Sunday.