Atletico and Arsenal reach last 16

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PARIS (AP) Striker Mario Mandzukic scored a hat trick as Spanish champion Atletico Madrid thrashed Olympiakos 4-0 to reach the Champions League knockout phase on Wednesday, while Arsenal also went through with a convincing 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund thanks to another superb goal from Alexis Sanchez.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid notched a 15th straight win as Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 71st goal Champions league goal in a 1-0 win at FC Basel, whilst Liverpool's defensive woes surfaced again in a 2-2 away draw at Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Five-time European champion Liverpool, which has four points, is two behind Basel in Group B and hosts the Swiss side next.

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