Champions League: United, Juve into Last 16; as Bayern Beat PSG

Ross Houston
December 7, 2017

It means they will be drawn against a victor of another group in Monday's last-16 draw and, as Uefa regulations prohibit teams from the same nation facing each other in the first knockout round, Lionel Messi's Barca, Neymar's PSG and Besiktas are the only three teams Chelsea can face.

In the end, Roma's win against Qarabag in the other group match made the result irrelevant for Diego Simeone's team, who failed to qualify for the last 16 for only the second time and the first since the 2009-10 season.

"It's now a new challenge for us".

In the round of 16, teams can not be drawn against sides who they faced in the group stages.

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Despite that, they look capable of breezing past Europa League teams of a significantly smaller standing in the latter stages of the second-tier competition.

"It doesn't always mean that [it's easy] in the Premier League as we all know". We created many chances to score.

"We have to go game by game and try to do our best", said boss Conte.

Next Up: Chelsea travel to West Ham on Saturday. Things could go from bad to worse tonight as those three clubs will be the only ones Chelsea can face in the next stage of the competition if Liverpool win their group.

Causing Atletico all manner of problems, Morata nearly caught out Oblak with a dipping strike from wide on the left that had the keeper scrambling to save.

Conte's men kept pushing after the interval and Andreas Christensen's header was saved by Oblak before Eden Hazard's deflected shot looped narrowly wide.

As it stands, Turkish side Besiktas are the only other possible opponents for the Blues in the knockout stages.

The Swiss outfit got off to the ideal start when Mohamed Elyounoussi headed them into a fifth-minute lead from Michael Lang's cross. Saul Niguez had Atletico on track for victory at Stamford Bridge before Stefan Savic turned the ball into his own net as the Spanish side finished third.

"Chelsea shouldn't fear anyone at the moment".

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