Barcelona and Atlético Madrid win groups with game to spare

Wednesday's action saw the LaLiga pair make sure of first place in their respective Champions League group-stage sections Champions League Final 2017

Barcelona and Atlético Madrid win groups with game to spare
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LaLiga duo Barcelona and Atlético Madrid both ensured that they will progress to the Champions League last 16 as group winners on Wednesday evening.

Barcelona, Atlético top dogs

With Manchester City only able to draw away to Borussia Mönchengladbach, Barça's 2-0 victory at Celtic not only sealed their berth in the knockout stages, but also handed them an unassailable four-point lead at the head of Group C.

Ivan Rakitic (left) and Leo Messi celebrate as Barça see off Celtic.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich's loss in Rostov earlier in the day left Atlético Madrid needing just a point at home to PSV Eindhoven to guarantee first place in Group D.

And Diego Simeone's men - who, like Bayern, went into matchday five already through - made doubly certain of top spot with a 2-0 success.

Real Madrid must beat Dortmund to take group

In Group F, Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund on 7 December requiring a win over the Germans - who are two points ahead of Los Blancos - to finish first.

Zinedine Zidane's men went to Sporting CP on Tuesday one point away from claiming qualification, and saw off the Primeira Liga outfit 2-1 in Lisbon.

Karim Benzema (left) wheels away after his winner for Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Sevilla not yet through

Sevilla are the only Spanish representative in the Champions League who are not yet mathematically in the next round of the competition.

A 3-1 reverse to Juventus on matchday five leaves Jorge Sampaoli's team needing to avoid defeat by more than one goal at Lyon on 7 December to advance.

To leapfrog Juve and win Group H, the Andalusians must triumph in France and hope Dinamo Zagreb beat the Serie A champions in Turin.