Group A Round-Up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco, Hamburg and Slavia Prague have all advanced from Uefa Cup Group A.Monaco have advanced to the next stage of Uefa Cup as Group A winners following a 2-1 victory over Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia.
The Principality club claimed the top spot with a superior goal difference after finishing level on points with Hamburg.
The German Bundesliga high-flyers defeated Czech side Slavia Prague 2-0 in their final group match on Thursday evening.
Following a goalless first half at Stade Louis II, Monaco took the lead through a strike from Olivier Kapo after taking a pass from Lucas Bernardi.
Sebastien Squillaci struck a second goal from close range with a quarter of an hour remaining.
The Bulgarians made the final moments a contest after Velizar Dimitrov's strike halved CSKA's deficit with six minutes left.
A draw for CSKA could have kept their chances of qualification for the round of 32 alive, but it was not to be in the end.
Hamburg advanced to Friday's draw as Group A runners-up after a 2-0 win over ten-man Slavia Prague.
The Germans took the lead after just nine minutes when Bosnian Sergei Barbarez headed home Stefan Beinlich's cross from the left for 1-0.
Things were made worse for the visiting Czechs after goalkeeper Matus Kozacik was sent off just before the half hour mark for a professional foul on Hamburg striker Emile Mpenza in the Slavia box.
Despite losing their number one custodian, Slavia's substitute keeper Aleskander Seliga was able to stop Mpenza's subsequent spot-kick to keep it a one-goal match at the break.
Mpenza, however, made amends in the second half, as the Belgian hit-man found the scoresheet just before the hour mark to secure the two-goal success.
Despite the defeat, Slavia scraped through to the next stage in third place after having a better goal difference than fourth-place Viking Stavanger of Norway.