Malaga and Porto qualify, Real held by Dortmund

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Updated: November 7, 2012

Malaga and Porto both secured the point necessary, as they became the first teams to advance through to the next round of the Champions League. Anderlecht edged a win over Zenit, Real and Dortmund shared the points, while Arsenal surrendered the advantage against Schalke. In other matches, Ibrahimovic assumed the role of provider for PSG in their win, Olympiacos defeated Montpelier, while Manchester City had to come from behind to salvage a draw.

Group A leaders Porto, the 1987 and 2004 European champions, drew 0-0 away at Dynamo Kiev to move on to 10 points from four games and secure a knockout round place.

Qatari-owned Malaga continue to surprise in their first season mixing it with the continent’s elite, a 1-1 draw with seven-times champions AC Milan at the San Siro moving the Andalusian club on to 10 points in Group C. It has been a remarkable season for Malaga. Before a ball was even kicked they were facing financial ruin amongst many other problems, however the season to date has brought Pellegrini’s team only 2 defeats all season.

Borussia Dortmund were on the verge of qualifying from Group D until Mesut Ozil’s superb curling freekick a minute from time secured hosts Real Madrid a 2-2 draw.

Dortmund (8 points) and Real (7) remain favourites to progress after Manchester City and AjaxAmsterdam also drew 2-2, the Premier League champions hitting back from two goals down inside 17 minutes to retain their slim qualifying hopes, Toure and Aguero with the goals for City.

Goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan rescued Group B leaders Schalke 04 as they hit back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home to Arsenal, who had led through Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroudand stay a point behind in second.

Olympiakos Piraeus also remained in contention in the section by beating visitors Montpellier 3-1.

Paris St Germain look set to accompany Porto from Group A after thumping visitors Dinamo Zagreb 4-0,Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic having a hand in all four goals.

Anderlecht celebrated their first win at home in the competition for nine years by edging Zenit 1-0 in Group C.