Champions League: Final group round preview

Champions League: Final group round preview

England could have five teams in the last 16 for the first time if Liverpool advances on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Manchester United needs just a point at home to CSKA Moscow to seal first place in Group A, and already qualified Chelsea can finish top of Group C by beating Atletico.

The result means that Antonio Conte's team surrendered top spot in Group C to Roma and could now face a daunting prospect in the knockout stages.

Pot 1 as it stands (club coefficient ranking): Manchester United (14), Paris Saint-Germain (6), Roma (30), Barcelona (3), *Liverpool (32), *Manchester City (8), *Besiktas (28), *Tottenham Hotspur (21).

KYLIAN MBAPPE HAS been one of the young stars shining brightest in the Champions League over the past two seasons and now boasts another record in the competition.

With doubt still surrounding the future of key forward Antoine Griezmann, Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Chelsea could yet signal the end of a wonderful four-year spell for the Spanish club.

PSG will be the happier side at winning the group, although possible last-16 opponents for them are Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid.

That means Tottenham, for example, can not be drawn against Real Madrid as they were both in Group H, while they also can not meet any of the English teams to have won their group, like Manchester United.

Are there any other restrictions?

United progressed as winners from Group A thanks to two goals in a minute from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, turning the tie with the Russians who led in the first half.

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As group winners, United can draw only the runners up of the other seven groups, while Chelsea can only face group winners and as you can see from the two tables below, both teams could be drawn against some of Europe's biggest heavyweights.

Teams from the same group or country can not be drawn against one another.

Clubs can not play a team from the group from which they qualified until the quarter-finals, and likewise they are not allowed to meet a team from their own domestic league until the last eight either.

Chelsea will need a win to assure themselves of top spot in the group.

Sporting have to win at Barcelona in order to qualify and will reach the last 16 if they win and Juventus do not.

Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Basel, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Porto or RB Leipzig. If Spartak win they will finish top unless Sevilla also win.

Napoli must win against Feyenoord and hope Shakhtar lose.

Liverpool (if second): Roma, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas.

These restrictions are removed ahead of the quarter-finals.

When do the Champions League Round of 16 matches take place?

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