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United, Juve into Last 16; as Bayern Beat PSG — 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
Montrelle Montesinos | 07 Diciembre, 2017, 20:08

It was a depressing evening for both clubs at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

The Black Eagles recorded the highest points tally (14) achieved by a Turkish team in group stage.

But, with Roma beating Qarabag in the Italian capital, Chelsea could not find the second goal and the victory needed to regain the lead in Group C.

Chelsea and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta has vowed to break his record of playing 74 consecutive games for the Blues, reports the Daily Mail.

"It doesn't hurt, because this is football".

But when is the draw? "We can do anything".

Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk have been far from easy pickings for City, as exemplified by the six-goal thriller at the Stadio San Paolo in which the Sky Blues triumphed over the Neapolitans with second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero (not to mention City's dead-rubber defeat to Shakhtar).

"But having got through to the last 16, Chelsea can concentrate on their Premier League form now". We created many chances to score. "At the same time I think our opponent won't be happy to play against us". From that point onwards it is a free draw so group-stage rematches and any all-Premier League clashes could be back on the agenda from that point onwards.

Again Morata went close to the opener when he stretched to meet Victor Moses' cross, but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak spread himself to block the Spaniard's close-range effort.

Gary Cahill also praised the performance of Oblak, adding: "We more than deserved the win, we had some fantastic chances". The Reds scored 23 goals (a tally that would have been a competition record, if not for PSG's efforts), an astonishing number when compared to the 18 they managed when winning the competition in 2005 - that's 18 goals in total, not just the group stage.

"From a corner... there were a lot of mistakes".

"We have this really good team, a strong team".