Borussia Dortmund came from two down to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu and rubber-stamp top spot in Group F.
The holders will now have to face a group victor in the last 16, with Arsenal and Juventus among their potential opponents. The group is probably fair with us second and them first.
Club outcast James Rodriguez made a rare start and after his set up Benzema for the second, one felt that Madrid had put daylight between them and the Germans.
"I am delighted with the players and their enthusiasm, we have a spectacular atmosphere but I know how quickly that can change so we have to look after it". "A six-point lead at this stage doesn't mean anything, it doesn't mean we're going to win the league".
Real were in a state of upheaval when they watched Barcelona stroll to a 3-0 win over River Plate in last year's final, having been expelled from their domestic cup competition for fielding an ineligble player and with coach Rafael Benitez on the brink of being sacked. Zidane congratulated Dortmund on finishing first and felt it deserved the first place across the six matches.
Reus finished off a Dortmund counterattack to pull level two minutes from time against Madrid.
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"But ultimately it was a great ending and a happy outcome for us".
It will be Sevilla who join Juve in the last 16 after holding Lyon to a goalless draw in France. Juventus, who were already through with a game to spare, registered their first home win of the campaign by beating Dinamo Zagreb by 2-0.
Porto were three up at half-time through Jesus Corona and Yacine Brahimi and Silva added his second from the penalty spot before Diogo Jota completed the scoring. Brahimi made it 3-0 with a cheeky backheel before the interval.
On Wednesday, Madrid equaled a club record of 34 games without a loss set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker when it drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. Sevilla has won Europe's second-tier club competition the last three seasons after failing to qualify for the Champions League knockout round.
A report in Marca on Thursday claimed that Madrid had reached an agreement with the Bundesliga club whereby they would be kept informed if there was a legitimate prospect of Aubameyang, Julian Weigl or Ousmane Dembele being sold.
And there wasn't much for the Portuguese to shout about as he was held scoreless for a fourth straight Champions League game by more Weidenfeller heroics to turn a rising drive headed for the top corner behind.