Manchester United best and worst case scenario for Champions League knockout stage


Sporting will continue with the Europa League while Olympiakos are eliminated.

Onyekuru was on from start to finish.

Chelsea were the most recent English team to reach the final, winning in 2012, and Eden Hazard reckons Chelsea have what it takes to progress in the competition.

The Blues needed to win to be sure of the number one position in their group.

"This can be a new challenge".

The Frenchman was on the verge of moving to Old Trafford over the summer but decided to remain at the club in light of their transfer ban upheld.

Premier League clubs are able to sign and retain top players, while also attracting the leading coaches in the game - including Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte. We should top the group but it's a good draw, Atletico are very strong. Perhaps Jupp Heynckes is leading Bayern into genuine contention once more.

In the round of 16, teams cannot be drawn against sides who they faced in the group stages. He put in a characteristic all-action performance in general play, too; could his next Champions League game, as per recent rumours, be in Manchester United's colours?

"It will be tough, the three contenders are tough [Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich] and so are the others but we are going to try". Between the 55-75 minutes of the game, Atlético only had 33 percent possession. This figure is a record for the tournament.

However, the Irishman's view on United was quite different. His sumptuous right-footed curler, right into the top corner, gave Shakhtar a lead they never relinquished.

In the other match of the group, Anderlecht defeated Celtic 1-0 in Glasgow.

The records keep on falling at Ronaldo's feet. United, now under Mourinho, is enjoying a good season both in Europe and the Premier League, where it lies second behind Guardiola's Manchester City.

The home side trailed in the first half against their Russian opposition, but goals after the break from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were enough to seal the win. It provided a talking point for the match that, a futile Dortmund comeback aside, was of little real significance.