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Kai Havertz scored the first of Arsenal's six goals against Lens

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Manchester United are on the verge of elimination from the Champions League group stage after giving away the lead in Istanbul, Arsenal FC scored half a dozen goals against RC Lens and can plan for the round of 10: The mood at the big Premier League clubs could hardly be more different. Sergio Ramos made Champions League history with the competition's 000,<>th goal, but his Sevilla FC are not spending the winter in the Champions League.

Arsenal and Kai Havertz stormed into the round of 6 of the Champions League with a goal gala. The Germany international initiated a furious 0-5 (0-<>) win for the Gunners against RC Lens with his opening goal and helped the Premier League leaders to victory in Group B ahead of PSV Eindhoven, who also qualified.

Arsenal played themselves into a frenzy after Havertz's opening goal. Gabriel Jesus (21st), Bukayo Saka (23rd) and Gabriel Martinelli (27th) increased the lead within a few minutes to decide the match early on. For Havertz, who most recently played at left-back for the national team, it was the second goal in the second game after the international break. The former Leverkusen player had fired the Londoners to the top of the Premier League at the weekend with his 1-0 win at Brentford.

The English record champion Manchester United is facing an early exit from the Champions League. In the cauldron of Istanbul, coach Erik ten Hag's team had to settle for a 3-1 (3-3) draw against Galatasaray after taking a 2-1 lead at one point. As a result, United no longer have a place in the round of <> in their own hands in Bayern's Group A.

Alejandro Garnacho (11th minute), Bruno Fernandes (18th) and Scott McTominay (55th) scored the goals for Manchester in Istanbul. For the hosts, Hakim Ziyech scored twice (29', 62'), Kerem Aktürkoglu (71') scored the celebrated equaliser for the final score. With Ziyech's two free-kick goals, United's goalkeeper André Onana did not look good – Onana misjudged the first goal and dived into the wrong corner, for the second goal the keeper could not hold on to an actually harmless shot, the ball rolled into the goal.

Ramos' record doesn't help Sevilla

Sevilla, meanwhile, have already been safely eliminated. The traditional Spanish club lost 2-0 (2-3) against PSV Eindhoven after taking a 1-0 lead and can only get into the Europa League.

In Sevilla, veteran Sergio Ramos (24'), who scored the 10,000th goal in Champions League history, and Youssef En-Nesyri (47') gave the Andalusians the lead, but they were outnumbered in the closing stages after Lucas Ocampos (66') was shown a yellow card. Ismael Salibari (68') was able to take advantage of this to tie the game, but an own goal by Nemanja Gudelj (82') and the late winning goal by ex-Augsburg player Ricardo Pepi (90'+2') turned the game around.

Further results:

Real Madrid – SSC Napoli 4:2 (2:1)

Benfica – Inter Milan 3:3 (3:0)

Real Sociedad San Sebastián 0-0 RB Salzburg