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

Antoine Griezmann is set to attract further interest from Manchester United in the summer

Antoine Griezmann is set to attract further interest from Manchester United in the summer

The Blues finished behind Serie A club AS Roma to throw up the possibility of Chelsea facing La Liga leaders Barcelona or Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the next round.

Not that PSG was the only team scoring for fun.

Because Manchester City, United, Liverpool and Spurs all won their group, that dramatically narrows down Chelsea's options as they cannot face another English team at this stage. But that is not to say that the work against Chelsea will not serve Atleti will in future.

Azpilicueta returned to the side which was unable to beat Atletico Madrid in midweek and therefore failed to secure top spot in Champions League group C. "We need to carry on with the season and be valued at the end of the season".

"For this reason I think it could be problematic to win [the Champions League]".

Atleti dropped into the Europa League for the first time under Simeone on Tuesday as their 1-1 draw with Chelsea was bettered by Roma's 1-0 victory over Qarabag, and Simeone was perplexed by how his side performed better against Group C's top team than the bottom-placed Azeris.

With the likes of Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Gotze in their ranks, even an out-of-form Dortmund will be a team Arsenal will want to avoid in the early stages of the Europa League knockout rounds.

"We tried to play our game".

And then there were the two individual records.

The 2017/18 Champions League group stage saw a total of 306 goals scored; the most in a group stage campaign in competition history. Can you guess their names?

"We reached the next round and we must be happy with this".

But in a year where he will likely win the Ballon d'Or, Ronaldo grabbed one record for himself.

Bayern needed just eight minutes to get their noses in front when Robert Lewandowski stabbed home after David Alaba had got his head to James Rodriguez's cross, and they increased their lead eight minutes before the break.

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