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Griezmann magic keeps Atletico in qualification mix

By Paul Burrows

Antoine Griezmann's stunning goal kept Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes alive as they grabbed a vital victory over Roma.

The France international crashed in a wonderful overhead kick to inspire a crucial 2-0 win over the Italians at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

The second qualifying spot remains up for grabs in Group D after Sporting Lisbon moved within a point of second-placed Juventus - who drew 0-0 with already-qualified Barcelona -courtesy of a 3-0 home win against Olympiakos.

Bayern Munich will finish behind PSG in Group B after winning 2-1 at Anderlecht. Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso scored for the Bundesliga side either side of Sofiane Hanni's equaliser.

Earlier in the day, a strike from Georgi Schennikov and a Vieira Jardel own goal gave CSKA Moscow a 2-0 home win over Benfica in Group A, where Manchester United still have work to do to secure their progress.

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