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Tuesday's Champions League review

Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose is left shattered by Bayern Munich's defeat

Bayern Munich's hopes of qualifying for the first knockout round of the Champions League suffered a hammer blow as they were beaten at home by Bordeaux on Tuesday.

BBC Sport rounds up all the action from across Europe in the fourth round of group games.

GROUP A

German giants Bayern went down 2-1 in France two weeks ago and their campaign went from bad to worse in the Allianz Arena with a 2-0 defeat to Bordeaux which saw the French sidequalify for the last 16 for the first time.

With French inspiration Franck Ribery still injured and Arjen Robben only fit enough for the bench, Bayern looked short of an attacking threat with Miroslav Klose and Luca Toni both lacking confidence and goals.

Bordeaux are flying high at the top of Ligue 1 and after Bayern's Edson Braafheid hit the post, they took the lead when Yoann Gourcuff headed home.

Bayern wasted several good chances to equalise before Marouane Chamakh wrapped it up in the last minute for Laurent Blanc's men.

Bayern were not helped by Juventus winning 1-0 at Maccabi Haifa, a victory which took them four points clear of the Germans.

Mauro Camoranesi got the decisive goal in first-half stoppage time, his shot taking a deflection before flying past Nir Davidovich.

GROUP C

AC Milan and Real Madrid did battle in the San Siro two weeks after the Italian team's brilliant comeback to win 3-2 in the Bernabeu.

Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho rifled in an unstoppable penalty to earn Milan a draw

This time the honours ended even at 1-1.

The Spaniards started strongly and went in front before the half-hour mark when Kaka's deflected 20-yard shot was blocked by Dida and Karim Benzema fired in the rebound.

Milan quickly got back on level terms when Pepe was unfortunate to be penalised for handling - though he could hardly have got out of the way after Gianluca Zambrotta hammered a cross against his arm from a yard away.

Ronaldinho stepped up to rifle the penalty into the roof of the net and Milan should have gone ahead soon after when Alexandre Pato's goal was harshly ruled out.

Marseille piled pressure on the top two, moving to within a point of Milan and Madrid with a 6-1 demolition of FC Zurich at the Stade Velodrome.

A Silvan Aegerter own goal and Fabrice Abriel strike put them 2-0 up, before Alexandre Alphonse pulled one back for the Swiss outfit.

But Marseille ran riot after the break as Mamadou Niang, Hilton, Benoit Cheyrou and Brandao all got on the scoresheet.

GROUP D

FC Porto booked their place in the first knockout round as they left it late to beat Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia 1-0.

The Portuguese giants made it three wins from four games as Radamel Falcao notched six minutes from time to break the hosts' hearts.

Chelsea also sealed their last 16 berth with a 2-2 draw at Atletico Madrid, leaving the Spanish side to battle with APOEL for a Uefa Europa League spot.

Sergio Aguero's stunning volley put Atletico ahead before Didier Drogba bagged a second-half brace, only for Aguero to curl in a brilliant 25-yard free-kick to level it in injury time.

GROUP B

Wolfsburg boosted their hopes of reaching the first knockout round in their debut Champions League season with a convincing 3-0 victory at Turkish side Besiktas.

Bosnian schemer Zvjezdan Misimovic fired the German side ahead early on, before Christian Gentner made the game safe with 10 minutes left.

Striker Edin Dzeko added a third for good measure from outside the box in the closing stages and Wolfsburg are now three points ahead of CSKA Moscow in the battle to qualify.

Manchester United ensured they will be in the last 16 once more by coming from 3-1 down to draw a cracking match with CSKA at Old Trafford.

Alan Dzagoyev put the Russians ahead before Michael Owen turned home an equaliser, but the visitors stunned United by scoring twice through Milos Krasic and Vasili Berezutsky to lead 3-1.

United left it late, but Paul Scholes' header and Georgi Shchennikov's own goal rescued them a draw and booked their place in the next round.



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