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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Monaco: Antoine Griezmann on target as hosts progress



Antoine Griezmann scored his fourth goal in five Champions League matches this season

Atletico Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with a dominant home victory over Thierry Henry's struggling Monaco.

Koke's deflected shot gave Atletico a second-minute lead.

Antoine Griezmann then made it two with a stylish finish.

Radamel Falcao missed a late penalty for Monaco against Atletico's Stefan Savic sent off his second booking match to concede the spot-kick.

It was a chastening experience for Henry, whose Monaco side finally won for the first time under his management at Caen on Saturday. The penalty aside, they barely threatened against Diego Simeone's well-drilled outfit.

With just one point from five games, they are set to finish the group A.

Borussia Dortmund are also to go through to the knockout stage but their goalless leaves them needing Atletico Madrid to slip up their final match against the Belgians to a chance of topping the group.

Napoli consolidate Group C lead

Belgian forward Dries Mertens made it 13 goals this season with a stunning brace

Group C is topped by Napoli who beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1 in Naples.

Dries Mertens scored two outstanding goals after captain Marek Hamsik opened the scoring early on. El Fardou Ben fired home a comfort for the Serbian side.

The result leaves Napoli needing a draw against Liverpool in the final group game to be certain of qualifying for the knockout stages.

In Group D, Lokomotiv Moscow picked up their first points of the campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Galatasaray.

That score meant group leaders Porto and second-placed Schalke qualified for the last 16.

The two sides met in Portugal with 3-1 to ensure they top the group.


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