Lyon, Real Madrid qualify for second round

London, November 2:

Lyon and Real Madrid made it to the second round of the Champions League with 1-0 wins Wednesday. Kaka’s hat trick in a 4-1 win over Anderlecht put AC Milan within a point of the knockout phase.

Lyon edged Dynamo Kiev, and Real Madrid needed an own-goal against visiting Steaua Bucharest for their 1-0 victories in Group E. Lyon and nine-time champion Madrid joined Bayern Munich, Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven and Valencia in the last 16 with two more games to go. Karim Benzema scored the winning goal in the 14th minute to keep Lyon in first place in the group.

Kaka scored Milan’s first three goals and Alberto Gilardino added the other in the 88th at

San Siro. Roland Juhasz scored in the 61st for Anderlecht, which still has a chance to advance. AEK Athens edged Lille 1-0, with Nikos Lymberopolous scoring in the 74th.

Manchester United and Arsenal both dropped points and still haven’t qualified. United lost 1-0 at FC Copenhagen with Marcus Allback goal while Arsenal drew 0-0 against CSKA Moscow.

Celtic was outplayed 3-0 by Benfica. A 14th-minute own-goal by Gary Caldwell and goals by Nuno Gomes and Andrei Karyaka gave Benfica a comfortable win.

Porto beat Hamburg 3-1 with goals by Lucho Gonzalez, Lisandro Lopez and Buno Moraes. Midfielder Rafael van der Vaart replied for Hamburg, which is in last place with zero points.