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

Sevilla FC v Liverpool FC- UEFA Champions League

Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.

Since the Champions League went from using a second group stage to a 16-team knockout tournament in 2003-04, no league had ever qualified five teams for the knockout rounds - until now.

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

The Reds have also qualified for the knockout phase for the 17th time in this our 21st Champions League group stage campaign.

7 - Massimiliano Allegri has never failed to get beyond the group stage of the Champions League in his seven attempts as a coach, with his Juventus side needing to at least equal Sporting's result in order to extend that record. 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.

Sevilla is in a much more comfortable position as it can reach the last 16 for the second straight season with a draw at Maribor tomorrow.

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If Liverpool do secure top spot that makes things even trickier for Chelsea.

"I think after the performance [against Atleti] we deserved to win it, but we were not able to do it and now we have to be focused on the draw and who we play", he added.

The other group winners were PSG, Barcelona, Besiktas and Roma while Sevilla, Basel, Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk also finished as runners up.

Chelsea will find out their Champions League opponents for the round of 16 at 11am on December 11 when UEFA conduct the draw.

So, how did the names linked with a Premier League move perform in the Champions League tonight? Diego Simeone's Atletico, who have only been knocked out by Real Madrid in each of the last four years, reaching at least the quarter-finals every time, must now accept a spot in the Europa League.

Seeded group winners will be away in the first legs on 14/15 and 21/22 February at home in the second leg on 7/8 and 14-15 March.

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