Champions League side gift fans free beer after qualifying for knockout stage

Copenhagen celebrated their progression to the Champions League knockout stage by giving their fans free beer.

The Danish champions progressed out of their group for the first time since the 2010/11 season on Tuesday (December 12) night with a 1-0 win over Galatasaray enough to secure second spot behind Bayern Munich.

There were jubilant scenes at their Parken Stadium come the full-time whistle – made all the more wild in the stands by the announcement of complimentary post-match pints for all adults in attendance.

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A message flashed up on the big screen which read: "Congratulations to all at FC Copenhagen. There is free beer and water for all on the way out."

It's not the first time they've done so, with Sevilla's travelling supporters on the receiving end of their kind gesture last year after making the 3,000 mile-round trip to Scandanavia.

Midfielder Lukas Lerager was the hero for Copenghagen this year, netting a second half-strike before getting sent off late on for a second bookable offence.

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His team-mates held on in stoppage time to send Galatasaray to the Europa League, while Manchester United finished bottom of Group A after their 1-0 home defeat to Bayern.

Elsewhere in Europe, Real Sociedad claimed top spot in Group D after they drew 0-0 away at Inter Milan, who followed them through while Benfica beat RB Salzburg to finish third.

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Arsenal drew 1-1 with PSV on their travels in a dead rubber tie, with both sides already through and Mikel Arteta's men winners. There was a shock result in the group's other contest, though.

Lens beat current Europa League holders Sevilla, meaning the struggling La Liga side won't have the opportunity to defend their crown come 2024.

Real Madrid beat Union Berlin 3-2 and Napoli secured second spot behind them with a 2-0 win over Braga, who will join Lens in the secondary European competition.

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