Coutinho hits hat-trick as Liverpool rout Spartak, top group

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Stand-in skipper Philippe Coutinho led Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages as Group E victor, scoring a hat-trick in a 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow at Anfield. Mane volleyed in a cross from substitute James Milner, and Coutinho completed his hat-trick after weaving his way down the left with help from Firmino, finding the goal via a deflection off Salvatore Bocchetti.

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place in Nyon on Monday, December 11 at 11am GMT.

The Ukranian side finished ahead of Napoli who lost 2-1 at Feyenoord.

Firmino's goal was the sixth of this year's group stage.

"Nobody could imagine that it would go like this tonight".

Speaking after the game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp understandably had no complaints about the performance of his side.

In the 85th minute, Salah finally got his long-sought goal after receiving the ball inside of the box, fakes a shot that led two defenders to collide with each other before shooting with his right foot straight into the top corner. It was a nice night at Anfield.

Two-time winners Porto secured second spot in Group G with a 5-2 win over Monaco in a game which ended 10-a-side.

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It is the first time in the history of the Champions League that a country has had five teams in the last-16 stage of the competition.

Real Madrid's domestic woes continued at the weekend as they failed to take advantage of a Barcelona slip-up by being held at Athletic Bilbao.

Mane's second half pair were handsome for different reasons. "Even though we had already qualified, we wanted the three points".

Four minutes later Firmino got the third.

Maurizio Sarri's Napoli left their mark on the Champions League, with enterprising displays in back-to-back defeats by City, but ultimately disappointed by also losing to Feyenoord and Shakhtar.

The Reds know a win over their opponents at Anfield will ensure they finish top of Group E.

"All the teams in the Champions League have strong squads". That mark is the most a Liverpool player has scored in the group stage.

Madrid had already guaranteed second place behind Group H victor Tottenham, which defeated APOEL 3-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach 16 points and finish with more points than any other team in the group stage.

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