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knockout_stages (noun)


  1. FC Porto avoided becoming the first UEFA Champions League holders to fail to negotiate the following season's group stage as goals from Diego and Benni McCarthy, the latter in the 86th minute, saw them overturn Damien Duff's opener and join Group H winners Chelsea FC in the knockout stages. [1077240 / p1]
  2. Tomic cancelled out Santiago Cazorla's early opener for the Spanish side, and with S.S. Lazio drawing 2-2 with Egaleo FC, the draw proved enough for Partizan and Villarreal to join Group E leaders Middlesbrough FC in the knockout stages. [79756 / p2]
  3. PSV coach Gus Hiddink, already assured of a place in the knockout stages, did not have the same luxury of choice with Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, John de Jong, Theo Lucius and Kasper Bøgelund all injured. [1077233 / p5]
  4. With FC Shakhtar Donetsk overcoming second-placed FC Barcelona 2-0 in the other fixture a point was not enough for Celtic, who missed out on the consolation of a place in the knockout stages [of the UEFA Cup]COMPETITION as the Ukrainian side overtook the Scottish champions to claim third position in the section. [1077236 / p2]

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knockout stages of the UEFA Cup