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07 December 2017, 03:50 | Sandy Nunez
City have already qualified for the last 16 as group winners
The upshot of this is that Liverpool can not play Chelsea if they win their group, nor Sevilla (as much as we might want another crack at them). 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.
Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City have already progressed with a game to spare and Liverpool and Manchester United can make it five by securing their places over the next couple of days. By Wednesday, it could have five.
Celtic secured the Europa League spot in the group despite losing 1-0 at home to Anderlecht, on a Jozo Simunovic own goal.
It was a busy night of European football as a host of teams played their final Champions League group stage fixture. The Blues also can't play another English team in the Round of 16. Meanwhile, in Group G, Besiktas have surprisingly topped the group, with FC Porto and RB Leipzig competing for second-place.
But in Bayern Munich it will come up against a fearsome foe eager for revenge after its 3-0 dismantling in Paris at the end of September, a defeat which ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job.
Liverpool are still not certain of the Champions League destiny
Napoli appears to have the toughest path to the knockout stage.
However, with the competition now taking a break until February, domestic matters are at the forefront of Azpilicueta's mind, with Chelsea currently 11 points behind Manchester City and three behind Manchester United in third place in the Premier League, while they also face Bournemouth in the EFL Cup quarter-finals this month before they enter the FA Cup in January.
Last season's beaten finalists Juventus clinched a spot in the knockout round after beating Olympiakos 2-0 in Greece, Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi on target for the Serie A champions.
Roma beat Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C ahead of Chelsea, who were held 1-1 at home to third-place Atletico Madrid, by virtue of a better head-to-head record.
Amid sluggish ticket sales, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has been urging fans to show up at the Stadio Olimpico.
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