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Champions League: United, Juve into Last 16; as Bayern Beat PSG

07 December, 2017, 03:50 | Author: Joan Malone
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Manchester United face CSKA Moscow tonight, knowing that a point will secure qualifications to the Champions League knockout stages.

The Red Devils finished as winners of their group, with their final fixture being a 2-1 triumph over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford. Last season's beaten finalists Juventus progressed from Group D thanks to their 2-0 win away to Olympiakos, Juan Cuadrado opening the scoring early on before Federico Bernardeschi completed the victory late on.

Bestowing solace to their supporters, Man Utd and Chelsea have established their spots in the last 16 of the Champions League, with their respective final group stage matches concluded last night.

"If you see the teams that you could face even being first it's hard, but it's true that being first you play the second leg at home".

The Champions League group stage, which reaches its conclusion this week, has once again largely served to emphasise the gulf between Europe's haves and have-nots.

Now that the group stage is over, here's everything you need to know for the Round of 16. That means Chelsea can not draw Roma, Manchester United can not be drawn to play against Basel and Tottenham will not be up against their Group H opponents Real Madrid. PSG will be the happier side at winning the group, although possible last-16 opponents for them are Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid."I am 50 percent happy and 50 percent disappointed", said their coach Unai Emery.Celtic, who lost 7-1 at PSG last time out, lost 1-0 at home to Anderlecht after a Jozo Simunovic own goal in the second half.

Chelsea blew the opportunity to finish top of their group with a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge, with the draw allowing Roma to leapfrog them to finish as Group C winners.

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Placing five teams in the Champions League knockout rounds (nearly a third of the participants) is an outstanding feat.

Find out why Chelsea supporters could be anxious ahead of Monday's Champions League round of 16 draw...

For the Round of 16 draw, the group winners will be placed in Pot 1, and group runners up will be in Pot 2.

With our defense, my heart couldn't possibly handle us trying to cling on to a draw and a precious spot in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus, Sevilla, Porto or Shakhtar Donetsk.

These restrictions are removed ahead of the quarter-finals.

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