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

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United scores against CSKA Moscow
Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United scores against CSKA Moscow

07 Diciembre, 2017

Despite a fifth loss in six group games, they limp into the Europa League in the new year.

Which teams are through to the Champions League Round of 16 stage?

Juventus and Basel also completed their passage to the next round, joining Barcelona, Besiktas, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, PSG and Roma who qualified as group winners, and Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and Basel as runners up.

The Premier League side equalised in the 64th minute when Lukaku ended his goal drought, showing great strength to hold off his marker before firing a left-footed shot home.

Manchester United currently sit top of Group A in the Champions League on 12 points but it's still possible that José Mourinho's side will crash out of the competition tonight.

United piled the pressure after the break and Akinfeev parried another fierce Rashford shot before the home side's siege finally paid dividends.

However, the Hoops hung on to claim third spot and a place in the Europa League, courtesy of a superior head-to-head record.

Celtic suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Belgian side Anderlecht on Tuesday night. That team will not be jumping with happiness to play against us.

16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

When is the Champions League Round of 16 draw?

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

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. But if you think that Paris will pull-off a difficult win on-the-road, the odds are 2.70.

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