United reach UEFA Champions League Last 16

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday December 11

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday December 11 Credit EPA

United, Juventus, Roma and Basel all went through with victories in their final group games, but Atletico Madrid, beaten finalists in 2014 and 2016, were eliminated.Jose Mourinho's United side came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 at Old Trafford as they reach the knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14.

United turned the game around with two goals in two minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford to progress to the last 16 as Group A winners.

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Midfield enforcer Nemanja Matic also did not feature against CSKA Moscow due to an unspecified muscular complaint, although is set to start against City.

They will be joined in the knockout stages by Juventus, who won by the same score at Olympiacos with Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi on the scoresheet.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring and Corentin Tolisso struck twice as Bayern Munich fell just short of topping Group B with a 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Arena.

"The truth is Eric Bailly no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance, Fellaini a chance, Zlatan a big chance and Matic is injured but will play for sure".

Juventus grabbed the group's second place with a 2-0 away victory over Olympiakos.

This will mean the top two is decided by a three-way head-to-head. It will be very interesting to watch this match, as Atletico will be trying everything in the book to try and beat the Blues.

Lukaku used his strength to steer in the equaliser in the 64th minute, as he got on the end of a probing Paul Pogba pass despite being tugged by CSKA centre back Viktor Vasin.

The asterisks denote teams who are not yet assured of their current qualifying positions.

Some targets may be more attainable than others, but that won't stop English clubs opening their wallets in the New Year.

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