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Ronaldo & Neymar help set Champions League group stage goals record

Ronaldo & Neymar help set Champions League group stage goals record

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night which let AS Roma overtake them in the table. The only other restrictions are that teams from the same country can not be drawn together at this stage, and teams from the same group can not meet.

Diego Simeone's men were instantly installed as one of the favourites to win the Europa League after falling at the expense of Chelsea and Roma in their group. "When you play this competition, you must be ready to face the best teams", Conte said.

Eden Hazard says Chelsea have nothing to fear after a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid put them on a possible collision course with Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16. Juventus and Basel also completed their passage to the next round, joining Barcelona, Besiktas, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, PSG and Roma who qualified as group winners, and Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and Basel as runners up.

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.

The 2017/18 Champions League group stage saw a total of 306 goals scored; the most in a group stage campaign in competition history.




The fact that they can not play Real Madrid again in the next round probably gives them the most favourable list of potential opponents.

Which teams are through to the Champions League Round of 16 stage?

"It doesn't always mean that [it's easy] in the Premier League as we all know". The first legs will be played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs will be played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Barca could draw Bayern, Porto, Shakhtar or Basel as well as Chelsea, but a 44% probability is incredibly high for a draw of this nature.

When is the Champions League Round of 16 draw?