Champions League quartet transfer to Europa League

Champions League quartet transfer to Europa League

Champions League quartet transfer to Europa League

For the first time in UEFA Champions League history, there will be five English teams in the last 16 after Liverpool thrashed Spartak Moscow 7- nil to win Group E this morning.

Barcelona has already sealed its spot in the next round, but Luis Suarez will be out to end an alarming goal drought in Europe. "On Tuesday we'll need all of your support".

16 - Unlike Benfica, Basel can still reach the last 16. However, on paper, that might be the best result for the Reds. But if those two both win, the top two shall be decided in a three-way head-to-head with Manchester United.

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

Sevilla FC v Liverpool FC- UEFA Champions League
Liverpool are still not certain of the Champions League destiny

It is the first time since the 2013-14 season that all of the English clubs have progressed, highlighting the improvement that has been made this term.

"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.

A close-range header by Dimitri Oberlin doubled Basel's lead midway through the second half as Benfica finished bottom of the group with zero points from six games.

'Of course I want to play every game.

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Antonio Conte's side, who could be pitted against heavyweights including Barcelona and PSG in next week's last 16 draw.

As such, the Blues will now get a more hard draw in the next round of the competition. 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. Qarabag is already out.

So, how did the names linked with a Premier League move perform in the Champions League tonight?

Saul Niguez headed Atletico in front on 56 minutes at Stamford Bridge, but Eden Hazard forced an own-goal from Stefan Savic to restore parity.

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None of the three Italian clubs in the competition have advanced yet, setting up a nail-biting finish to the group phase that is drawing comparisons with Italy's World Cup playoff loss to Sweden.

716 - Luis Suarez has not scored in the last 716 minutes of Champions League action, his longest drought in the competition.

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