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Chelsea and United come from behind to qualify

sports Updated: Nov 04, 2009 19:09 IST

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English giants Chelsea and Manchester United made hard work of it but ended up coming from behind to both qualify for the Champions League knockout stages on Tuesday.

French champions Bordeaux joined them as they earned an impressive 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in Munich, while Porto can also look forward to Champions League football in the spring after winning 1-0 at APOEL Nicosia.

Chelsea came from 1-0 down to draw 2-2 with Atletico Madrid - Didier Drogba scoring both goals on his return from a three-match Champions League suspension.

United had to come from even further behind as they trailed 3-1 late into the match against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford before two goals levelled matters and pushed them through.

United were always on the back foot against the Russians, having trailed 1-0 before levelling at 1-1 through Michael Owen.

However, they went into the break 2-1 down and just after Sir Alex Ferguson had called for better defending at half-time they were 3-1 down after Vasili Berezutski nodded in.

Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes, though, gave the hosts hope with a header from Gary Neville's cross and Russian heartbreak was confirmed as Georgy Shchennikov deflected in Antonio Valencia's shot in injury time.