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Football: Man Utd, Roma, Paris top their groups in UCL

Football: Man Utd, Roma, Paris top their groups in UCL”

Premier League giants Manchester United and Italians Juventus were among the sides to advance to the knockout round of the Champions League Tuesday following victories on the final matchday while Atletico Madrid were eliminated after being held at Chelsea.

The game of the evening took place at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich hosted Paris Saint-Germain, and it certainly lived up to its billing.

When the Russian visitors launched a rare attack in the 27th minute Vitinho lashed a long-range shot wide while Vasili Berezutski's mis-hit effort flew way off target.

There was also something to cheer for Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru as his Belgian club exited Europe with their heads high as they beat Celtic 1-0 in Glasgow.

Kylian Mbappe calmed PSG nerves five minutes after the restart when he put the finishing touch to a fine move involving Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani, but Tolisso made it 3-1 with 21 minutes remaining.

The Blues needed to win to be sure of the number one position in their group. Nemanja Matic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play tonight, so Mourinho will hopefully be giving his bench more of a chance.

If Liverpool do secure top spot that makes things even trickier for Chelsea. The Italian champions go through behind Barcelona, who rounded off their group phase by easing to a 2-0 win at home against Sporting Lisbon.Lionel Messi was left on the bench at a sparsely populated Camp Nou as Paco Alcacer headed the hosts in front and Jeremy Mathieu then scored an own goal against his old side.

That leaves only Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Besiktas as Chelsea's options.

Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid are possibilities - but so are Spartak Moscow, Shakhtar Donetsk or potentially RB Leipzig.

Manchester City: Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), Juventus (5), Seville (7), Porto (12) or Real Madrid (1).



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