Football - Soccer-Chelsea exit Champions League as Juve, Galatasaray, Celtic go through

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Chelsea became the first Champions League holders to exit at the group stage after a 6-1 rout of Nordsjaelland proved irrelevant on Wednesday with Juventus reaching the last 16 after a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.


A second-half own goal was enough for Juve to secure top spot in Group E and progress alongside Shakhtar, with Chelsea, winning for the first time under interim manager Rafael Benitez, heading into the Europa League.

Galatasaray and Celtic secured the other two knockout stage places decided in the final round of group matches. (Writing by Justin Palmer; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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