In Liverpool's Group E, Spartak Moscow ended their group stage run with a disastrous 7-0 defeat at Anfield.
He also made it clear that while the draw options were less than ideal, Chelsea are a big enough club to be able to cope with whatever is thrown at them. You have to play a lot of games, but when you arrive at the final stage to play for quarter-finals, semi-finals the English teams have a lot of games in their legs.
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. This victory allowed the Catalans to reach the knockout stage of the tournament with first place in the group.
Finalists in 2014 and 2016, Atletico must now accept a spot in the Europa League following a slow start to the season.
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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.
"In this case, we know we could play Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas". This one was not his most significant, but the style in which he achieved it was typical.
"But in my opinion the team is well, we have only lost one game and it was in the last minute, but no excuses". It seemed a pivotal moment in the game and manager Enrique Valverde agreed, calling it an "extraordinary stop".
The Blues enjoyed marginally the better of a tight first half with Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta both being denied by keeper Jan Oblak.
When is the draw and when are the games? Anderlecht, despite the win, are eliminated. 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.
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.