Manchester United target flops while fullback wanted by Chelsea thrives — Champions League

La Liga club Atletico de Madrid confirms their exit from UEFA Champions League with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Manchester United reached the Champions League last-16 as Group A winners after coming from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 at home and finish ahead of Basel who also went through with a 2-0 win at Benfica on Tuesday.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford responded with goals on the 64th and 66th minutes, respectively.

This will be the match that all eyes should be on.

Juventus won 2-0 at Greek champions Olympiakos, but still finished three points behind Barcelona in the standings.

Are there any other restrictions?

With a Premier League title to chase, that would not be ideal.

The versatile defender, who only returned to action a fortnight ago after seven months out following surgery on a serious cruciate ligament injury, was omitted from the matchday squad entirely on Tuesday having been forced to play the full 90 minutes in successive fixtures due to the absence of Bailly and Jones.

Group winners are drawn against second place sides and play away first, with the second legs at home. They later teamed up at Real Madrid.

Liverpool: Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), Juventus (5), Shakhtar Donetsk (16), Porto (12) or Real Madrid (1).

Barcelona's possible opponents: Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk and Oporto.

Qualified as group leaders: Manchester United, PSG, Roma, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Besiktas, Tottenham.

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10bet Sportsbook odds are in slight favor of Chelsea as the home team, at 2.10, but Atletico will be out for blood, so they are at 3.55.

The Blues enjoyed marginally the better of a tight first half with Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta both being denied by keeper Jan Oblak.

'I think it doesn't matter the team we get in the draw.

  • Ricardo Clara