26 Nov 2015

United miss a chance to qualify in Champions League

11:08 am on 26 November 2015

Manchester United failed to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League when they were held to a 0-0 draw by PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial of Manchester United.

Anthony Martial of Manchester United. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The result leaves Group B wide open before the final round of matches next month.

United would have qualified with a win, but will now face the tougher task of claiming their place in the knockout round in their final match at VfL Wolfsburg.

PSV's hopes of reaching the last 16 are still alive too and they can qualify if they beat already-eliminated CSKA Moscow at home in their final game.

Wolfsburg, who won 2-0 at CSKA, top the group with nine points, followed by United on eight, Eindhoven on seven and CSKA on four.

Although both teams had their chances, overall it was a frustrating night at Old Trafford, where fans paid tribute to United great George Best who died exactly 10 years ago to the day aged 59.

They held up white torchlights in the seventh minute of the match in rememberance of the No,.7 shirt he wore during his 11 years at the club in the 1960s and 1970s.

Manchester City were beaten 1-nil by Juventus, confirming the Italians place in the last 16, while City had already qualified.

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic crowned a triumphant homecoming with a second-half goal as Paris St Germain crushed Malmo 5-0 to book a place in the last 16.

Real Madrid, who top that group, beat Shakhtar Donetsk 4-3.

Atletico Madrid and Benfica were the other teams to qualify today.