Published: Пт, Декабря 08, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

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

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

Any of these four teams are rivals of maximum difficulty, especially considering that Real Madrid will have to play the second leg away from the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid's stadium.

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.

The draw for the first round of the Champions League knock-out stage will take place on Monday, December 11 at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The Galacticos haven't been at their best this season, but still remain the ultimate force to be reckoned with when it comes to the Champions League.

The Blues finished behind Serie A club AS Roma to throw up the possibility of Chelsea facing La Liga leaders Barcelona or Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the next round.

Bayern Munich: Barcelona, Besiktas, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur.

While this is only the second time ever that a nation has had five teams in the Champions League group stages, the Premier League nearly made history back in 2005-06 by having five clubs in the competition.

No English club has won the Champions League since 2012, suggesting the league has been passed up at the top levels, but there's no doubting the depth at the top possessed by the EPL.

Conte reckons it will take a special effort to be crowned Europe's top dog, despite beating the odds in the Premier League last season. City faced so little competition they barely even tried in the final match, their first loss of the season on Wednesday against Shakhtar in which City keeper Ederson showed exactly how much his side cared with this display of ineptitude. Everton, though, failed to reach the group stages, losing in controversial fashion to Villarreal in the third qualifying phase.

The Champions League group stage has come to a close and the winners and losers have been determined.

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