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Who can Premier League clubs draw in Champions League Round of 16?

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Chelsea’s failure to win its UEFA Champions League group conspired with its four Premier League peers winning theirs to limit their Round of 16 opponents to three teams.

There’s a 67 percent chance the Blues will draw Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain when the balls are drawn on Monday.

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The other four Premier League sides can meet six teams each, separated from Chelsea and the second-place team in their groups.

Tottenham’s dismantling of its group means it cannot face Real Madrid, though it could still draw Bayern Munich or Juventus.

Chelsea
Barcelona
Besiktas
Paris Saint-Germain

Liverpool
Basel
Bayern Munich
Juventus
Shakhtar Donetsk
Porto
Real Madrid

Manchester City
Real Madrid
Porto
Sevilla
Juventus
Bayern Munich
Basel

Manchester United
Bayern Munich
Juventus
Sevilla
Shakhtar Donetsk
Porto
Real Madrid

Tottenham Hotspur
Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk
Sevilla
Juventus
Bayern Munich
Basel

UCL roundup: PSG falls to Bayern, but wins group; Two PL sides advance

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Only four spots remain open ahead of the Round of 16, following Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action.

Manchester United, Roma, Basel and Juventus each booked their place in the knockout phase of this season’s UCL competition, after all four clubs picked up victories on the day.

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The Red Devils managed to finish atop Group A after completing a 2-1 comeback over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s men went behind on the stroke of halftime, but responded after the break through Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku finishes.

Fellow Premier League side Chelsea had already booked its place in the Round of 16 prior to Tuesday’s match, however, the team’s draw against Atletico Madrid was only good enough for Antonio Conte and Co. to finish runners’ up in Group C.

Elsewhere, PSG dropped its second consecutive match in all competitions, falling to Bayern Munich in Germany, 3-1. However, the result wasn’t enough for the Parisians to surrender their top spot in Group B. Both sides have advanced to the knockout round, and could potentially be paired against one another in the Round of 16.


Group A

Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow
Benfica 0-2 Basel

Table

1. Man United — 15 pts (Advanced)
2. Basel — 12 pts (Advanced)
3. CSKA — 9 pts (Europa League transfer)
4. Benfica — 0 pts


Group B

Bayern Munich 3-1 PSG
Celtic 0-1 Anderlecht

Table

1. PSG — 15 pts (Advanced)
2. Bayern — 15 pts (Advanced)
3. Celtic — 3 pts (Europa League transfer)
4. Anderlecht — 3 pts


Group C

Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Roma 1-0 Qarabag

Table

1. Roma — 11 pts (Advanced)
2. Chelsea — 11 pts (Advanced)
3. Atletico Madrid — 7 pts (Europa League transfer)
4. Qarabag — 2 pts


Group D

Barcelona 2-0 Sporting CP
Olympiacos 0-2 Juventus

Table

1. Barcelona — 14 pts (Advanced)
2. Juventus — 11 pts (Advanced)
3. Sporting CP — 7 pts (Europa League transfer)
4. Olympiacos — 1 pt

At the half: Bayern leads PSG, Cuadrado has Juventus in front

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Three spots in the Round of 16 are up for grabs in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action, and several sides are well on their way to locking the positions up.

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Although Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are already ensured of places in the next round, the two Group B giants have played an exciting match thus far, with the latter ahead by a 2-0 scoreline. Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso are the difference for the German side.

CSKA Moscow has stunned Manchester United on the brink of halftime after Alan Dzagoev controversially put the Russians ahead at Old Trafford, 1-0.

Also in Group A, FC Basel leads at the Estadio da Luz against Benfica, which would see the Swiss side through to the last 16 if they see their victory out. Man United, CSKA and Basel are all currently level on 12 points, which would bring tiebreakers into effect if the matches finish with the same score lines.

Meanwhile, Juan Cuadrado has Juventus ahead on the road against Olympiacos as the Italian side looks to reach the Round of 16 out of Group D.

Easy as you’d like with that finish, right, Juan?

Juve is currently level on points (11) with group leaders Barcelona, however, Barca would top the group — if results stand — based on its superior goal differential.


Group A

Manchester United 0-0 CSKA Moscow
Benfica 0-1 Basel

Group B

Bayern Munich 2-0 PSG
Celtic 0-0 Anderlecht

Group C

Chelsea 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Roma 0-0 Qarabag

Group D

Barcelona 0-0 Sporting CP
Olympiacos 0-1 Juventus

Promotion side Strasbourg hands PSG first loss of 2017/18 season

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Well, it was a great run while it lasted.

Paris Saint-Germain suffered its first defeat of the 2017/18 season on Saturday, a 2-1 decision at the hands of Strasbourg in Ligue 1 play.

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Strasbourg, who currently sits 14th in the French top flight, was promoted from Ligue 2 ahead of the current campaign.

The hosts went ahead after 13 minutes when Nuno Jóia headed home past goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, before Kylian Mbappe equalized just three minutes before halftime.

Stéphane Bahoken put the game to rest though after the hour mark when he blasted a shot into the top corner.

PSG’s dominance across all competitions this season has been well-documented, including a perfect start in UEFA Champions League group play.

The Parisians hadn’t lost an official match since their 3-1 defeat at Nice on April 30, over seven months ago.

PSG tops Monaco 2-1 to extend Ligue 1 lead

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Paris Saint-Germain wasn’t at its best, but Monaco was worse as the Ligue 1 leaders extended their lead with a 2-1 win behind goals from Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

Cavani put PSG in front 19 minutes in. Julian Draxler received a through-ball and nutmegged Jemerson to feed the striker, and Cavani redirected the cross into the back of the net with the outside of his foot.

Neymar doubled the lead just after halftime after he won a penalty when Almamy Traore barreled him over from behind looking to defend a ball over the top. The Brazilian buried the spot-kick for a 2-0 lead.

Monaco erased the clean sheet with a free-kick goal in the 89th minute, assisted by a very heavy deflection off the back of Kylian Mbappe and into the top-right corner. It wasn’t enough though, as Monaco could only muster two shots on target all match. PSG was somewhat wasteful, but deserved to win as they held 66% possession and peppered Danijel Subasic’s goal with 18 shots, five on target.

PSG’s lead at the top of the table now sits at nine points, with Lyon moving into second after a 5-0 win over Nice put them level with AS Monaco on points and moved them above in goal differential. Monaco drops back into third, with Marseille a point back of them in fourth after beating Guingamp 1-0.