Man Utd, Basel, Roma, Juventus into Champions League last 16

Lynette Rowe
December 6, 2017

Manchester United came from a goal behind to beat CSKA Moscow and secure top spot in Group A in the Champions League.

The Reds have also qualified for the knockout phase for the 17th time in this our 21st Champions League group stage campaign. In a much better place are the English teams of Manchester United and Chelsea.

Only Liverpool, Sevilla, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk are now in qualifying positions and may still end up having to settle for Europa League football depending on how the results of tomorrow night's games pan out. Spartak have lost 22 of their last 28 Champions League games on the road and it is hard to see them causing a shock against a Liverpool side who are in such good form of late.

Liverpool are now top of Group E and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Shakhtar Donetsk (16), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).

Serie A clubs are bidding to restore footballing pride in Italy after the national team's abject failure to qualify for the World Cup, with Roma and Juventus both doing their bit by reaching the knockout stage. Real Madrid are also confirmed to finish second and will be joined by three more sides - now scheduled to be Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto.

In the round of 16, teams can not be drawn against sides who they faced in the group stages. Like Chelsea, Spurs need at least a draw to top group H.

It will have a 55,000-capacity and be built in the Tor di Valle area of Roma in the south
It will have a 55,000-capacity and be built in the Tor di Valle area of Roma in the south

If Liverpool do secure top spot that makes things even trickier for Chelsea. Barcelona, City, Besiktas, and Tottenham won their group and will be seeded during the round of 16 draws.

Tournament favourites Paris Saint-Germain are showing signs of fallibility, after the French outfit suffered their second loss in just four days as they were beaten 3-1 at Bayern Munich.

Tottenham: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Basel, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Porto or RB Leipzig. A favourable draw could now put them on the brink of a first quarter-final appearance in ten years.

The draw will take place on Monday 11 December, at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, from 11:00 GMT.

The game of the evening took place at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich hosted Paris Saint-Germain, and it certainly lived up to its billing.

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