Who has qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League?

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Groups A-D of the UEFA Champions League are done, as the field for the knockout stages is coming together.

Liverpool crashed out of the competition after drawing 1-1 at home with FC Basel, with the Swiss side instead advancing from Group B. While Juventus and Monaco also went through on a busy night around Europe.

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Arsenal hammered Galatasaray but could not claw Borussia Dortmund off top spot in Group D, while Bayer Leverkusen make it three out of three Bundesliga sides in the last 16. 

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Below are recaps, reaction and analysis from all eight games around the UCL on Tuesday.


Juventus 0-0 Atletico MadridRECAP

Both teams went through after a scoreless draw in Turin. Atletico Madrid had the top spot sealed, as Juve finished one point ahead of third-placed Olympiakos. The Spanish and Italian champions advance.

Oympiakos 4-2 Malmo

What a game in Greece as Olympiakos twice took the lead through Fuster and Dominguez but Malmo equalized on both occasions through Kroon and Rosenberg. However late goals from Mitroglou and Afellay secured the win for Olympiakos but they crashed out of the UCL and will now play in the Europa League.


Liverpool 1-1 BaselRECAP

No more Champions League miracles at Anfield. Liverpool needed a win to go through against Basel but Fabian Frei gave the visitors the lead and Lazar Markovic’s red card made it tough-going for the Reds. Steven Gerrard scored a stunning free kick 10 minutes from time to set up a grandstand finish but it wasn’t to be as the Reds go into the Europa League and Basel are into the last 16.

Real Madrid 4-0 Ludogorets

Six games and six wins in the group stages for the reigning European champions. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Alvaro Arbeloa and Medran did the damage as the Bulgarian minnows were blown away in the Santiago Bernabeu.


Monaco 2-0 Zenit

The Ligue 1 side won Group C after beating Zenit at the Stade Louis II. Second half goals from Abdennour and Tavares sent Zenit out as the Russian side will be in the Europa League, while Monaco are a top seed for the last 16.

Benfica 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer missed out on the chance to top Group C as they were held to a scoreless draw at basement boys Benfica in Lisbon. Leverkusen are still through though, as the German outfit join Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the last 16.


Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Anderlecht

Ciro Immobile put Dortmund ahead but a late equalizer from Mitrovic sealed a solid point for the Belgian. BVB top Group D, while Anderlecht go into the Europa League.

Galatasaray 1-4 ArsenalRECAP

The Gunners excelled in Istanbul as two goals each from Aaron Ramsey (watch the Welshman’s wondergoal) and Lukas Podolski sealed an easy win. Former Bethedsa native Gedion Zelalem made his UCL debut but the Gunners finished second in Group D and now face a tough task in the last 16. Still they are through after winning four and losing just one of their six group stage games.

Liverpool announces changes to Club World Cup squad

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Georginio Wijnaldum is healthy enough to make the trip to this week’s Club World Cup in Qatar, but there is no such good news for Dejan Lovren.

Liverpool released its 20-man traveling squad for the tournament on Sunday, omitting Lovren and three youth stars from the provisional roster.

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Harvey Elliott, Rhian Brewster, and Curtis Jones will now be available for Tuesday’s League Cup quarterfinal against Aston Villa.

Liverpool will meet Monterrey on Wednesday in the Club World Cup semifinal, with the winner meeting either Flamengo or Al-Hilal on Saturday.

CONCACAF Champions League winners Monterrey advanced to the semi on Saturday, getting a world class strike from Leonel Vangioni in the 3-2 win.

Liga MX has never put a team in the Club World Cup Final.

Liverpool lost the 2005 CWC Final to Sao Paulo in Japan, one of three PL teams to contest the final. Chelsea lost in 2012 after Manchester United won the 2009 crown.

European sides have won 10 of the last 11 finals.

Watch Live: Wolves-Spurs, Manchester United-Everton

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Two absolute beauties kick off Sunday’s Premier League action, and your stream links for Man Utd-Everton and Wolves-Spurs are below.

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs will hit the NBCSN airwaves at 9 a.m. ET when they tangle with beastly Wolves, who haven’t lost in league play since September.

Wolves enter the day seventh and Spurs eighth, but both can finish the day within a win of fourth place Chelsea.

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At the same time at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope to continue Manchester United’s good vibes against visitors Everton.

Solskjaer’s Red Devils can pull into fifth place with a win, closing to within two points of the Top Four. Everton enters the day two points clear of the drop zone, and would love to pull into 13th with a win.

Read previews of both games, as well as the 11:30 a.m. ET kick between Arsenal and Man City, here.

9 a.m. ET: Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Tottenham Hotspur — NBCSN [ STREAM ]
9 a.m. ET: Manchester United v. Everton — NBC Sports Gold [ STREAM ]


Wolves: Patricio, Saiss, Coady, Dendoncker, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty, Jota, Traore, Jimenez.

Spurs: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Dier, Sissoko, Dele, Son, Lucas, Kane.

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.

Everton: Pickford, Keane, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Coleman, Iwobi, Davies, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Serie A roundup: Napoli falls to Parma in debut for Gattuso (video)

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Napoli’s last-minute loss to Parma in Gennaro Gattuso’s debut highlights Saturday’s Serie A action.

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Napoli 1-2 Parma

Napoli remains in a dark place as Gennaro Gattuso debut with Gli Azzurri ended in a last-minute 2-1 loss to Parma.

The defeat marks eight consecutive games without a win in Serie A play for Napoli, who dismissed Carlo Ancelotti earlier this week despite punching a ticket in the last 16 of the Champions League after a win over Genk.

After their fifth loss of the season, Napoli are currently eighth on the table with 21 points, seven behind sixth-placed Atalanta and 17 behind league leaders Inter Milan.


In the third minute of stoppage time, Gervinho – experienced as anyone else in tightly-contested situations – received a simple pass from Dejan Kulusevski, carefully striking it into the back of the net inside the six-yard box. The 32-year-old Ivorian has five goals in Serie A this season, and Saturday’s was his most important yet. 

For Gattuso (and hopeful Napoli supporters), Saturday was the antithesis of dreamy start, but with time and a change of mentality the situation may change.

“I don’t believe in bad luck. Right now we’re not good mentally,” the 41-year-old manager said following the match. “The team is paying for the fact that it has not won (in the league) for 50 or more days.”

“The first 10 minutes also prove it,” he added. “It’s tough as are the whistles of the fans. There’s a lot of work to do.”

The home side recorded 33 shots throughout the night, but Parma proved to be more clinical, scoring at death and opening the scoresheet just four minutes in. In the 64th minute, Napoli were able to get one go their way, as Dreis Merten’s lofting cross with force was headed home by Arkadiusz Milik. 

Gattuso and his men will be tested once as they travel to Sassuolo in a weeks time, while Parma look to trim their four-point gap with Atalanta when they host Brescia.

Brescia 3-0 Lecce
Genoa 0-1 Sampdoria

Hertha’s under-16s stop playing after alleged racist abuse

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BERLIN (AP) Hertha Berlin’s under-16 team stopped playing a game at regional rival Auerbach after its players were allegedly subjected to racist abuse from their opponents on Saturday.

The Bundesliga club says in a statement on its website that “several players from our team were racially abused by their opposing players.”

Hertha officials informed the referee of the alleged abuse and decided to stop playing in the 68th minute while leading 2-0 “because we as Hertha BSC condemn racism and discrimination in every form,” the club said.

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Hertha executive board member Paul Keuter called it “the only correct decision, not to continue with the game.”

On Twitter, the club said: “There are times when football doesn’t come first. Racism has no place in our society.”

Hertha under-23 player Jessic Ngankam said he was targeted with monkey chants and called an “ape” by an opposing player during his side’s fourth division game against Lokomotive Leipzig on Dec. 6.

“Insults are unfortunately an everyday occurrence in football, and I can put up with them. But racist abuse is a no-go,” the 19-year-old Ngankam told broadcaster MDR.

Both Hertha and Lokomotive condemned the alleged abuse.

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