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Last Updated: Thursday December 11 2008 06:58 GMT

Champions win, lose and draw

Wayne Rooney hugging Carlos Tevez

There was a win, a loss and a draw for British teams in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by Aalborg at Old Trafford - but that didn't stop them finishing top of Group E to make it into the last 16.

Arsenal are also through, but had to settle for second place in Group G after losing 2-0 away to FC Porto.

But Celtic are out, despite scoring their first win of the competition with a 2-0 triumph over 10-man Villarreal.

Celtic scored their first win of the European competition
Most of the action happened before half-time, with Shaun Maloney heading Celtic into the lead before Villarreal's Guille Franco was sent off and Aiden McGeady netted Celtic's second.

Back in Manchester, Carlos Tevez put United in front after just three minutes by sliding in a pass from Ryan Giggs.

Aalborg came back to take the lead, before Wayne Rooney equalised to grab a point after being accused of stamping on one of the Danish players.


Meanwhile, knowing they had already made it to the last 16, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decided to rest some of his key players.

But after losing 2-0 to the Portuguese side, he admitted his team hadn't performed well, adding: "Porto were stronger than us."