Bay of Plenty Times
Elite clubs advance
Football: Barcelona and Juventus have joined Chelsea and Sevilla in qualifying for the knock-out rounds of Champions League football with two games to spare. Barca trounced Dynamo Kiev 4-nil while Juventus needed a latewinner to pip Ferencvaros 2-1. Chelsea booked their place with a 2-1 win over Rennes — substitute Olivier Giroud scored an injury timewinner. Manager Frank Lampard said despite limitedminutes, Giroud was a vital squad member. Sevilla are through after a 2-1 win over Krasnodar, Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1, while Paris Saint Germain defeated RB Leipzig 1-nil.