Liverpool win means five English teams reach last 16 of Champions League

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Bayern Munich: Barcelona, Besiktas, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Basel, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Porto or RB Leipzig.

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.

Finished third in the group, CSKA, Celtic, Atletico Madrid and sporting CP will play in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League.


It means they will be drawn against a victor of another group in Monday's last-16 draw and, as Uefa regulations prohibit teams from the same nation facing each other in the first knockout round, Lionel Messi's Barca, Neymar's PSG and Besiktas are the only three teams Chelsea can face.

One of the advantages of winning your Champions League group is that this guarantees that a team will not have to play one of the other seven sides who topped their group too.

The Blues finished behind Serie A club AS Roma to throw up the possibility of Chelsea facing La Liga leaders Barcelona or Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the next round.

We're not saying English clubs and fans should not be excited and proud about the Premier League Champions League accomplishment, but it's worth keeping in mind how little has actually been accomplished so far.


Conte reckons it will take a special effort to be crowned Europe's top dog, despite beating the odds in the Premier League last season.

"We have to show to deserve to go through to the next round in the Champions League".

How does the Champions League last 16 draw work?

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both progressed all the way through to the final that season with Zinedine Zidane's side triumphing on penalties, but Sevilla and Valencia crashed out in the groups. Everton, though, failed to reach the group stages, losing in controversial fashion to Villarreal in the third qualifying phase.


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