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Liverpool win means five English teams reach last 16 of Champions League

Mbappe scored a powerful header in a 3-1 defeat for Paris St Germain at Bayern Munich Mbappe scored a powerful header in a 3-1 defeat for Paris St Germain at Bayern Munich
Melinda Barton | 08 December, 2017, 07:02

United were off to a flier on their return to Europe's premier event and had maintained a ideal record until matchday five when they were beaten 1-0 by Basel.

The draw for the Round of 16 will be held on 11 December at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs will be played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs will be played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

United finished top of Group A on Tuesday night, while Chelsea finished second behind Group C winners Roma on goal difference.

It is also not possible for teams from the same country to be drawn against each other in this round. However, these rules will not be applicable to the quarter-final stages and onwards.

Considering their blistering start to the Premier League season, Manchester City's European escapades have been even more impressive. I want to play every game.

Runners-up: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, FC Basel, FC Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk.

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Besiktas are amongst the opposition that Chelsea can face, but Azpilicueta isn't too anxious about his side's second-placed finish.

It is evident that Real Madrid's fans will be crossing their fingers during the draw on Monday and it will be great if they get to play against Besiktas of Pepe, former Real Madrid defender.

The Reds are due to face Spartak Moscow at Anfield Road tonight and a win will allow Jorgen Klopp's side to qualify as group winners.

Today, we'll look at the best-and-worse case scenario for United's draw in the round of 16. However, it still won't be easy for United to beat Max Allegri's side by any means.

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea have the chance to close ground on Premier League leaders Manchester City after securing their spot in the Champions League knockout stage.