Juventus figured to have some momentum heading into its do-or-die Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Having just beaten Inter Milan, Juve needed only a draw at home against Bayern to reach the Round of 16, but instead of a draw, the Italian club was handed a 4-1 beating and a place in the Europa League.
Bayern's impressive victory helped the German club finish second in its group to Bordeaux, making it one of the eight teams to leave Tuesday with a the Round of 16 secured.
Real Madrid was another one of those teams after drubbing Marseille, 3-1, on the strength of two beautifull Cristiano Ronaldo goals.
Perhaps the most impressive performance (aside from Bayern's) came from Manchester United, which defeated Wolfsberg, 3-1, in Germany despite having to field a back-line that featured midfielders Park-Ji Sung, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher. Michael Owen stole the show though, netting a hat-trick and adding mre fuel to his bid to make England's World Cup squad.
Here is a rundown of Tuesday's Champions League results (Round of 16 qualifiers in bold):
Juventus 1, Bayern Munich 4
Maccabi Haifa 0, Bordeaux 1
Besiktas 1, CSKA Moscow 2
VfL Wolfsburg 1, Manchester United 3
FC Zurich 1, AC Milan 1
Marseille 1, Real Madrid 3
Atletico Madrid 0, FC Porto 3
Chelsea 2, APOEL Nicosia 2
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