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What You Should Know About the Prospects Cup, a New Youth Soccer Tournament Featuring Top Clubs

This month, soccer's future stars will descend upon Kissimmee, Fla., for the Prospects Cup, a new tournament featuring U-12 sides from some of the world's best clubs.

Among the clubs represented in this year's field include European giants like Real Madrid, Manchester City, AS Roma and Borussia Dortmund, in addition to the likes of Club America, Boca Juniors, LA Galaxy and Orlando City SC. A total of 16 teams will compete for the title. It's kind of like the Little League World Series, except for soccer.

The tournament will take place Dec. 18–22, and will be broadcast by Univision.

The best part is that the field features big-name clubs and local outfits. The draw is divided between domestic and international sides. All of the European teams happened to be drawn into the same group, so youth squads from all four European sides will face each other. (I, for one, am looking forward to 12-year-olds from Manchester City and Real Madrid facing each other.) The other international group features Club America, Boca Juniors, Fluminense FC and Chivas Guadalajara.

The other side of the bracket features all U.S.–based teams, including youth sides from MLS clubs Orlando City SC, FC Dallas and LA Galaxy. But how can you not root for a Real Madrid vs. Real New Jersey final?

Dortmund star Christian Pulisic is the Prospects Cup Global Ambassador.

SI.com will also stream select matches from the tournament.

What You Should Know About the Prospects Cup, a New Youth Soccer Tournament Featuring Top Clubs

This month, soccer's future stars will descend upon Kissimmee, Fla., for the Prospects Cup, a new tournament featuring U-12 sides from some of the world's best clubs.

Among the clubs represented in this year's field include European giants like Real Madrid, Manchester City, AS Roma and Borussia Dortmund, in addition to the likes of Club America, Boca Juniors, LA Galaxy and Orlando City SC. A total of 16 teams will compete for the title. It's kind of like the Little League World Series, except for soccer.

The tournament will take place Dec. 18–22, and will be broadcast by Univision.

The best part is that the field features big-name clubs and local outfits. The draw is divided between domestic and international sides. All of the European teams happened to be drawn into the same group, so youth squads from all four European sides will face each other. (I, for one, am looking forward to 12-year-olds from Manchester City and Real Madrid facing each other.) The other international group features Club America, Boca Juniors, Fluminense FC and Chivas Guadalajara.

The other side of the bracket features all U.S.–based teams, including youth sides from MLS clubs Orlando City SC, FC Dallas and LA Galaxy. But how can you not root for a Real Madrid vs. Real New Jersey final?

Dortmund star Christian Pulisic is the Prospects Cup Global Ambassador.

SI.com will also stream select matches from the tournament.

Champions League - Chelsea vs AS Roma

Soccer Football - Champions League - Chelsea vs AS Roma - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - October 18, 2017 Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta applauds fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Record-Tying Fifth Ballon D'Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2017 Ballon d'Or, taking home the award for the fourth time in the last five years and matching Lionel Messi's record of winning the prestigious honor for a fifth time.

The Ballon d'Or award, presented by France Football, is given to the world's best soccer player, and either Messi or Ronaldo has won it every year dating back to 2007, when Kaka earned the honors.

The 32-year-old Ronaldo has finished in first or second place in Ballon d'Or voting in each of the last seven years, and excluding 2010 has finished in the top two every year dating back to 2007.

Even as he gets older, Ronaldo has continued to rack up the awards. In October, he was named FIFA's Best Men's Player. In August, he was named UEFA's 2016-17 Best Player in Europe for a third time (the award was instituted in 2010-11). There's still new ground for him to find, evidenced by his latest accomplishment on Wednesday, when he became the first player to score in each of the six group games in the UEFA Champions League.

In 2016, Ronaldo was helped by exploits on both the club and country levels, leading Real Madrid to a Champions League title and helping Portugal to the Euro 2016 championship. In 2017, Ronaldo's campaign was largely boost by his efforts with Real Madrid, as the club won La Liga's title in May and then followed that up with a second straight Champions League title–and 11th overall. Ronaldo was a menace in the knockout stage of the competition, scoring 10 goals in four multi-goal games. He netted twice in the final triumph over Juventus and added hat tricks against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. He also scored 25 goals in La Liga, helping Real Madrid to a record 33rd title, but its first since 2012.

Ronaldo was still impactful for Portugal, helping the side qualify for the 2018 World Cup by scoring 15 goals in the qualifying round, second only to Poland and Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, who scored 16.

Before crowning Ronaldo, France Football unveiled its 30 finalists in reverse order of how they finished in the voting:

29 (tied). Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool/Brazil) and Dries Mertens (Napoli/Belgium)

28. Edin Dzeko (Roma/Bosnia & Herzegovina)

27. Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich/Germany)

26. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid/Slovenia)

25. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/France)

24. Radamel Falcao (Monaco/Colombia)

23. Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal)

21 (tied). Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus-AC Milan/Italy) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund/Gabon)

20. David De Gea (Manchester United/Spain)

19. Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Belgium)

18. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/France)

17. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid/Germany)

16. Marcelo (Real Madrid/Brazil)

15. Paulo Dybala (Juventus/Argentina)

14. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/Belgium)

13. Luis Suarez (Barcelona/Uruguay)

12. Isco (Real Madrid/Spain)

11. Edinson Cavani (PSG/Uruguay)

10. Harry Kane (Tottenham/England)

9. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/Poland)

8. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea/France)

7. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco-PSG/France)

6. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain)

5. Luka Modric (Real Madrid/Croatia)

4. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/Italy)

3. Neymar (Barcelona-PSG/Brazil)

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)

Referee Gianluca Rocchi checks the Video assistant referee during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Lazio on November 18, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome

Referee Gianluca Rocchi checks the Video assistant referee during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Lazio on November 18, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome

Referee Gianluca Rocchi checks the Video assistant referee during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Lazio on November 18, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome (AFP Photo/Vincenzo PINTO)

Ballon d'Or 2017: What time is the award announced, who is on the shortlist and will it be Ronaldo or Messi?

What is it? It's the 2017 Ballon d'Or, France Football's annual award for world footballer of the year - the 62nd  When is it? The publication will be unveiling this year's winner on Thursday December 7. What time will it happen? The winner will be announced at 18:45 GMT.  What TV channel is it on? Sadly, it won't be in the UK. But you can follow all the build-up and reaction right here with Telegraph Sport. What happened last year? Cristiano Ronaldo crowned a memorable year by being named the world's best player for a fourth time when he won the 2016 Ballon d'Or on Monday night. The 31-year-old Portugal and Real Madrid foward topped the poll of 173 journalists worldwide. Ronaldo played a crucial role as Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in May to become European champions for a record-extending 11th time. The pair have won the last nine Ballon d'Or awards Credit: AFP/Getty Images Then two months later, Portugal triumphed at Euro 2016 in France to claim a major trophy for the first time - despite losing their talisman to injury early on in the final. Ronaldo, who has so far scored 48 goals in 52 games for club and country during 2016, was not able to accept the award in person with the forward currently away in Japan as Real Madrid prepare for the FIFA Club World Cup. Who is on the shortlist? The 30-strong list is below, including England's Harry Kane: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Leonardo Bonucci (Milan) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Edinson Cavani (PSG) Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Kevin de Bruyne (Man City) David de Gea (Man Utd) Paulo Dybala (Juventus) Edin Dzeko (Roma) Radamel Falcao (Monaco) Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich) Isco (Real Madrid) Harry Kane (Tottenham) N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Sadio Mané (Liverpool) Marcelo (Real Madrid) Kylian Mbappé (PSG) Dries Mertens (Napoli) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Luka Modric (Real Madrid) Neymar (PSG) Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Luis Suárez (Barcelona). Who is favourite to win? There's only one, really. It's rare you see Leo Messi with odds of 8/1 attached to him for anything. Cristiano Ronaldo - 1/20 Leo Messi - 8/1 Neymar - 33/1 Gianluifi Buffon - 50/1 Harry Kane - 80/1 Antoine Griezmann - 100/1 Eden Hazard - 100/1 Kylian Mbappe - 100/1 Who has won the award the most? Yep, you've guessed it - Leo Messi (5) and Cristiano Ronaldo (4). They have won the last nine between them since Kaka's victory in 2007. You can see a full list of winners here. Ballon D'Or | Wins by player  

Ballon d'Or 2017: What time is the award announced, who is on the shortlist and will it be Ronaldo or Messi?

What is it? It's the 2017 Ballon d'Or, France Football's annual award for world footballer of the year - the 62nd  When is it? The publication will be unveiling this year's winner on Thursday December 7. What time will it happen? The winner will be announced at 18:45 GMT.  What TV channel is it on? Sadly, it won't be in the UK. But you can follow all the build-up and reaction right here with Telegraph Sport. What happened last year? Cristiano Ronaldo crowned a memorable year by being named the world's best player for a fourth time when he won the 2016 Ballon d'Or on Monday night. The 31-year-old Portugal and Real Madrid foward topped the poll of 173 journalists worldwide. Ronaldo played a crucial role as Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in May to become European champions for a record-extending 11th time. The pair have won the last nine Ballon d'Or awards Credit: AFP/Getty Images Then two months later, Portugal triumphed at Euro 2016 in France to claim a major trophy for the first time - despite losing their talisman to injury early on in the final. Ronaldo, who has so far scored 48 goals in 52 games for club and country during 2016, was not able to accept the award in person with the forward currently away in Japan as Real Madrid prepare for the FIFA Club World Cup. Who is on the shortlist? The 30-strong list is below, including England's Harry Kane: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Leonardo Bonucci (Milan) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Edinson Cavani (PSG) Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Kevin de Bruyne (Man City) David de Gea (Man Utd) Paulo Dybala (Juventus) Edin Dzeko (Roma) Radamel Falcao (Monaco) Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich) Isco (Real Madrid) Harry Kane (Tottenham) N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Sadio Mané (Liverpool) Marcelo (Real Madrid) Kylian Mbappé (PSG) Dries Mertens (Napoli) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Luka Modric (Real Madrid) Neymar (PSG) Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Luis Suárez (Barcelona). Who is favourite to win? There's only one, really. It's rare you see Leo Messi with odds of 8/1 attached to him for anything. Cristiano Ronaldo - 1/20 Leo Messi - 8/1 Neymar - 33/1 Gianluifi Buffon - 50/1 Harry Kane - 80/1 Antoine Griezmann - 100/1 Eden Hazard - 100/1 Kylian Mbappe - 100/1 Who has won the award the most? Yep, you've guessed it - Leo Messi (5) and Cristiano Ronaldo (4). They have won the last nine between them since Kaka's victory in 2007. You can see a full list of winners here. Ballon D'Or | Wins by player  

Champions League - Roma vs Qarabag

Soccer Football - Champions League - Roma vs Qarabag - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - December 5, 2017 Roma's Diego Perotti celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

The Argentina international midfielder is now tied to the Serie A club until 2021 after penning fresh terms in the Italian capital

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

The Argentina international midfielder is now tied to the Serie A club until 2021 after penning fresh terms in the Italian capital

Perotti signs two-year Roma extension

Roma have handed Argentina international Diego Perotti a contract extension running until 2021.

Perotti signs two-year Roma extension

Perotti signs two-year Roma extension

Perotti signs two-year Roma extension

Perotti signs two-year Roma extension

When is the Champions League Round of 16 Draw?

Wednesday's slate was the last of the Champions League group stage; the top two finishers in each of the eight groups have qualified for the knockout Round of 16 stage, while the third-place finishers are off to the Europa League. The eight fourth-place finishers had their European seasons end this week.

The group winners are as follows: (Group A) Manchester United, (B) Paris Saint-Germain, (C) Roma, (D) Barcelona, (E) Liverpool, (F) Manchester City, (G) Besitkas and (H) Tottenham. Each of those teams will be drawn against a second-place finisher.

The runner-ups from the group stage are: (A) FC Basel, (B) Bayern Munich, (C) Chelsea, (D) Juventus, (E) Sevilla, (F) Shakhtar Donetsk, (G) Porto and (H) Real Madrid.

There are two rules to keep in mind when watching the draw. First, clubs from the same country cannot meet until the quarterfinals. This means Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid cannot be drawn against each other, and Chelsea will not play Manchester United, Manchester City or Tottenham. Secondly, clubs cannot play against a team that was in its same group in the group stage. These two rules stipulate that Chelsea can only play Paris St-Germain, Barcelona or Besitkas.

Still, a number of marquee Round of 16 ties are very much in play. Manchester United could draw Bayern Munich, Juventus or Real Madrid, for example, while PSG could also get Real.

The draw will take place on Monday, December 11 at 6 a.m. EST. It will be broadcast on FS1 as well as Fubo TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial here.

Liverpool Thrashes Spartak, Ronaldo Sets Record to Close UCL Group Stage

Liverpool left no doubt in securing one of the final four places that remained up for grabs as the Champions League group stage. The Reds thrashed Spartak Moscow 7-0 to win their group, joining Sevilla, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk as clubs claiming the final spots in the round of 16.

Napoli ultimately fell short, losing to Feyenoord on a day in which it needed to win and have Manchester City beat Shakhtar. Neither happened, as Man City suffered its first defeat of the season in any competition after fielding a largely second-choice squad against its Ukrainian foe.

In a match of lesser consequence, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six Champions League group matches, tallying in Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United, PSG, Roma, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Besiktas are through as group winners, while FC Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto and Real Madrid are through as second-place finishers.

CSKA Moscow, Celtic, Atletico Madrid, Sporting CP, Spartak Moscow, Napoli, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund will head to the Europa League round of 32 as third-place finishers.

Here are the final results for the day's matches:

Maribor 1, Sevilla 1

Liverpool 7, Spartak Moscow 0

Feyenoord 2, Napoli 1

Shakhtar Donetsk 2, Manchester City 1

RB Leipzig 1, Besiktas 2

Porto 5, Monaco 2

Real Madrid 3, Borussia Dortmund 2

Tottenham 3, APOEL 0

Watch highlights of goals and key plays from throughout the final day of group play below:

SALAH MAKES IT SEVEN

On a day like Liverpool is having, you'd fully expect Mohamed Salah to factor into the scoring. So he scored the Reds' seventh goal of the day. If not for PSG's record output, Liverpool would have set the new standard for most goals in a single group stage.

VAZQUEZ RESTORES REAL MADRID'S LEAD

After blowing a two-goal lead and having a Cristiano Ronaldo would-be go-ahead goal controversially disallowed, Real Madrid went back in front of Borussia Dortmund thanks to a wonderful goal from academy product Lucas Vazquez with about 10 minutes to go.

MANE MAKES IT SIX

Liverpool is leaving nothing to chance today. Sadio Mane's second of the day has the Reds laughing their way to the knockout stage.

AUBAMEYANG PULLS DORTMUND EVEN

On an odd sequence, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tallied his second of the day to pull Dortmund even with Real Madrid. Everyone thought Aubameyang was offside, and even after having the first attempt saved, Aubameyang chipped the keeper from close range to make it 2-2.

MANE ADDS TO LIVERPOOL ROUT, COUTINHO CAPS HAT TRICK

There won't be a capitulation this time. Liverpool has added to its big lead vs. Spartak Moscow, with Sadio Mane making it 4-0 on a sensational goal and Philippe Coutinho completing his hat trick shortly after and surely sending the Reds on their way to a first-place finish and the knockout stage.

SON DOUBLES TOTTENHAM'S LEAD

Son Heung-min finished off a fantastic combination with a left-footed laser to double Tottenham's lead over APOEL and inch Spurs closer to another three points in what was deemed by most to be the competition's Group of Death.

AUBAMEYANG PULLS ONE BACK

?It's all academic for Dortmund, but for morale, this one could help. Recently maligned forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored off a perfect cross from Marcel Schmelzer just before halftime to pull a goal back vs. Real Madrid and make it 2-1 to the hosts.

ABOUBAKAR NETS HIS SECOND

Vincent Aboubakar has his second goal for Porto against already-eliminated Monaco, which strengthen's the Portuguese side's chances of advancing. Besiktas continues to do its part to help, leading RB Leipzig, who would head down to the Europa League knockout stage as a third-place finisher.

BERNARD GOLAZO STUNS CITY

Napoli won't be happy with this one. Shakhtar Donetsk is up 1-0 on Manchester City thanks to a curling strike from Bernard. If Shakhtar Donetsk can avoid a loss, it will go through as a second-place finisher.

Ismaily doubled the lead soon after, strengthening Shakhtar's hold on the knockout place and dooming Napoli, which allowed Feyenoord to score an equalizer through Nicolai Jorgensen.

LLORENTE OPENS TOTTENHAM ACCOUNT

It's been a slow start to life at Tottenham for Fernando Llorente, but given an opportunity to start vs. APOEL, the Spanish forward got on the board with a lovely 20th-minute opener. The result is good news for Dortmund, which could finish third in the group despite not winning a match, and head to the Europa League knockout stage.

COUTINHO, FIRMINO BOOST LIVERPOOL'S CHANCES

Liverpool is off to yet another 3-0 lead in the Champions League, with Coutinho netting his second and Roberto Firmino following soon after to pile on vs. Spartak Moscow. Of course, in Liverpool's last match in the competition, it blew a 3-0 lead to Sevilla and was forced to draw 3-3.

PORTO SCORES, GETS HELP FROM BESIKTAS

Vincent Aboubakar's opener for Porto, plus Alvaro Negredo's penalty for Besiktas vs. RB Leipzig has Porto in position to go through as a second-place finisher over the German side, though there's plenty of time to go.

REAL MADRID PILES ON DORTMUND'S WOES

Borja Mayoral finished in the eighth minute at the Bernabeu to put Real Madrid up 1-0 on winless Dortmund, and Cristiano Ronaldo followed four minutes later with a stunning curler, becoming the first player ever to score in all six Champions League group stage games.

COUTINHO STRIKES FROM THE PK SPOT

Liverpool is hoping to remove all doubt from the equation by beating Spartak Moscow, and it's off to a good start after Philippe Coutinho's fourth-minute penalty kick.

NAPOLI GETS AN EARLY GOAL

Piotr Zielinski gave Napoli the start it needed at Feyenoord, scoring in the second minute. The Serie A power still needs help from Manchester City (in the form of a win vs. Shakhtar Donetsk) in order to go through.

Here are the lineups for all of the day's matches:

Maribor vs. Sevilla

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Liverpool vs. Spartak Moscow

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Feyenoord vs. Napoli

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City

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RB Leipzig vs. Besiktas

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Porto vs. Monaco

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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund

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Tottenham vs. APOEL

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?The final 16 teams will learn their first knockout round fate on Monday, when the pairings are drawn in Nyon, Switzerland.

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Man Utd Juventus  Sevilla  Shakhtar Liverpool Porto  

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Man Utd Juventus  Sevilla  Shakhtar Liverpool Porto  

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Besiktas Man Utd Juventus  Who can still qualify?  Liverpool are on the verge of reaching the last 16 Credit: Getty Images  RB Leipzig Liverpool  Napoli  Porto Sevilla Shakhtar Donetsk  Spartak Moscow Manchester City could become the first English side to win all six of their Champions League group games  Credit: AFP  Liverpool will qualify with a draw at home to Spartak Moscow, and will top the group if they manage a win.  If Sevilla fail to win, a draw for Jurgen Klopp's side will also see them qualify as group winners. However if Liverpool lose they are out unless Sevilla are also defeated. Klopp has called on his players to take an 'all or nothing approach' into Wednesday night's game. A draw for Liverpool guarantees their safe passage through to the last 16 Credit: AFP  “It is a proper final, all or nothing,” the Liverpool manager said. “We know about the situation. They know the situation. It is Champions League. It is always important but the last game of the group stage is most important if you have to play for something, which we obviously have. It is exciting. All or nothing means you can either win or you lose. "We know we can draw but this information is only useful after the game. We cannot play for that and we do not want to.”  

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Besiktas Man Utd Juventus  Who can still qualify?  Liverpool are on the verge of reaching the last 16 Credit: Getty Images  RB Leipzig Liverpool  Napoli  Porto Sevilla Shakhtar Donetsk  Spartak Moscow Manchester City could become the first English side to win all six of their Champions League group games  Credit: AFP  Liverpool will qualify with a draw at home to Spartak Moscow, and will top the group if they manage a win.  If Sevilla fail to win, a draw for Jurgen Klopp's side will also see them qualify as group winners. However if Liverpool lose they are out unless Sevilla are also defeated. Klopp has called on his players to take an 'all or nothing approach' into Wednesday night's game. A draw for Liverpool guarantees their safe passage through to the last 16 Credit: AFP  “It is a proper final, all or nothing,” the Liverpool manager said. “We know about the situation. They know the situation. It is Champions League. It is always important but the last game of the group stage is most important if you have to play for something, which we obviously have. It is exciting. All or nothing means you can either win or you lose. "We know we can draw but this information is only useful after the game. We cannot play for that and we do not want to.”  

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Man Utd Juventus  Sevilla  Shakhtar Liverpool Porto  

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Man Utd Juventus  Sevilla  Shakhtar Liverpool Porto  

When is the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and what TV channel is it on? 

What is it? The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League. 16 teams will go into the hat with all of them hoping to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament.  When is it? Historically the draw usually takes place on a Friday but the powers that be at Uefa have decided it will take place on Monday December 11 this year. Where is it? The draw will take place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.  When will the matches be played? The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st. The second legs will then be played on the 6th and 7th of March with the final quarter-final spots to be decided in games on the 13th and 14th.  What TV channel is it on? Gary Lineker could be on hand to front BT Sport's coverage of the draw  Credit: FIFA The draw will be broadcast live and exclusive on BT Sport. You can follow coverage from 10:30am on BT Sport 1.  How does the draw work?  Ruud Gullit relishing his role as ball-drawer last year  Credit: AFP  The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will contain eight seeded teams and eight unseeded teams. The winners from the eight Champions League groups will be seeded while the runners-up will not. Group winners, or seeded teams, will have the advantage of playing their second leg games at home.  Teams who played in the same group or come from the same domestic league are not able to be drawn against each other. So Manchester United cannot draw Manchester City and likewise Barcelona cannot face Real Madrid. Who has qualified so far? PSG are viewed by many as potential winners of the Champions League  Credit: AFP  Paris Saint-Germain  Bayern Munich  Chelsea Barcelona  Manchester City  Besiktas Tottenham  Real Madrid Roma Basel  Besiktas Man Utd Juventus  Who can still qualify?  Liverpool are on the verge of reaching the last 16 Credit: Getty Images  RB Leipzig Liverpool  Napoli  Porto Sevilla Shakhtar Donetsk  Spartak Moscow Manchester City could become the first English side to win all six of their Champions League group games  Credit: AFP  Liverpool will qualify with a draw at home to Spartak Moscow, and will top the group if they manage a win.  If Sevilla fail to win, a draw for Jurgen Klopp's side will also see them qualify as group winners. However if Liverpool lose they are out unless Sevilla are also defeated. Klopp has called on his players to take an 'all or nothing approach' into Wednesday night's game. A draw for Liverpool guarantees their safe passage through to the last 16 Credit: AFP  “It is a proper final, all or nothing,” the Liverpool manager said. “We know about the situation. They know the situation. It is Champions League. It is always important but the last game of the group stage is most important if you have to play for something, which we obviously have. It is exciting. All or nothing means you can either win or you lose. "We know we can draw but this information is only useful after the game. We cannot play for that and we do not want to.”  

Champions League - Roma vs Qarabag

Soccer Football - Champions League - Roma vs Qarabag - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - December 5, 2017 Roma's Konstantinos Manolas and Lorenzo Pellegrini celebrate after the match. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Champions League - Roma vs Qarabag

Soccer Football - Champions League - Roma vs Qarabag - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - December 5, 2017 Roma players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

AS Roma's players salute their fans after they edged out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C and qualify for the Champions League last 16

AS Roma's players salute their fans after they edged out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C and qualify for the Champions League last 16 (AFP Photo/Filippo MONTEFORTE)

AS Roma's players salute their fans after they edged out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C and qualify for the Champions League last 16

AS Roma players celebrate at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match AS Roma vs FK Qarabag on December 5, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome

AS Roma players celebrate at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match AS Roma vs FK Qarabag on December 5, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome

AS Roma players celebrate at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match AS Roma vs FK Qarabag on December 5, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome (AFP Photo/Filippo MONTEFORTE)

Roma proved doubters wrong in topping tough Group C, says Di Francesco

Roma proved doubters wrong in topping tough Group C, says Di Francesco

Roma proved doubters wrong in topping tough Group C, says Di Francesco

Roma topped a Champions League group for the second time in the club's history, much to the satisfaction of their coach.

Roma proved doubters wrong in topping tough Group C, says Di Francesco

Roma proved doubters wrong in topping tough Group C, says Di Francesco

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea are not afraid of facing European giants in Champions League last 16

Antonio Conte has insisted he is not worried by the prospect of Chelsea having to face one of Europe’s heavyweights in the last-16 of the Champions League after his team missed out on top spot in Group C. And Conte has taken a swipe at some of Chelsea’s English rivals by claiming they had it “easy” in the group stages in comparison to the Blues. Chelsea hit back from going behind against Atletico Madrid to a Saul Niguez goal thanks to Stefan Savic turning the ball into his own net. But Conte’s team could not find a winner, as substitute Willian missed a sitter, and had to be content with second place in Group C behind Roma. That means Chelsea could face Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas or potentially Sevilla, if Liverpool fail to hold on to top spot in Group E, in the last 16 when the draw is made next Monday. Chelsea were held by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday Credit: Action Images But Conte said: “When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams. We could play against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas, but we must be ready. “This is the best tournament. That's why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist in this tournament. At the same time, our opponents won't be happy to play against us. We'll see what happens. “I remember during the European Championship with the Italian national team, we finished first in our group and played against Spain, then Germany and, if we'd beaten Germany, we'd have to play France. “Sometimes it's not so important (to finish first). We reached the next round and we must be happy with this. After a performance like this, the coach must be (happy).” Manchester United topped their group, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have already qualified for the last 16, and Liverpool are on course to win Group E. Stefan Savic scored an own goal for the visitors  But Conte believes some of Chelsea’s rivals have enjoyed a much easier test and warned the English teams could suffer from fatigue in the knockout stages. “To go with five teams into the next round, that means the level of the Premier League is very high and there is a lot of quality in the players,” said Conte. “This Champions League is showing this. “I think it was not simple, but easy for a lot of these teams to go into the next round. But, in the future, we have to see. Don't forget, here the season is very tough. You have to play a lot of games. When you accumulate games, games, games and then you arrive at the final stage, playing in the quarters or the semis, the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. “For this reason, it could be problematic to win. But, at the same time, the English teams are very good and have the possibility to win and reach the final of the Champions League. I just ask in which physical condition you arrive in that last stage to play in the Champions League (final).” PSG could lie in wait for Chelsea in the last 16 Credit: Getty Images Meanwhile, Chelsea’s long-standing interest in Alex Sandro has been given a huge boost by the fact the left-back wants to quit Juventus. Conte made Sandro one of his top summer targets, but, having been confident of landing the Brazilian, Chelsea walked away from a deal when Juve refused to drop their £80million asking price. But Juve may now be forced to sell Sandro for around £50m after the 26-year-old made it clear to the club that he is unhappy. Sandro refused to try to force through a move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, but that may be different if the Blues make a new bid in January. Whether or not Juve will sell in January, rather than next summer, may depend on whether or not they can line up a replacement. Both Chelsea and Juventus sent representatives to watch Porto left-back Alex Telles recently, but Conte would dearly love to sign Sandro in the upcoming transfer window.

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea are not afraid of facing European giants in Champions League last 16

Antonio Conte has insisted he is not worried by the prospect of Chelsea having to face one of Europe’s heavyweights in the last-16 of the Champions League after his team missed out on top spot in Group C. And Conte has taken a swipe at some of Chelsea’s English rivals by claiming they had it “easy” in the group stages in comparison to the Blues. Chelsea hit back from going behind against Atletico Madrid to a Saul Niguez goal thanks to Stefan Savic turning the ball into his own net. But Conte’s team could not find a winner, as substitute Willian missed a sitter, and had to be content with second place in Group C behind Roma. That means Chelsea could face Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas or potentially Sevilla, if Liverpool fail to hold on to top spot in Group E, in the last 16 when the draw is made next Monday. Chelsea were held by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday Credit: Action Images But Conte said: “When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams. We could play against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas, but we must be ready. “This is the best tournament. That's why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist in this tournament. At the same time, our opponents won't be happy to play against us. We'll see what happens. “I remember during the European Championship with the Italian national team, we finished first in our group and played against Spain, then Germany and, if we'd beaten Germany, we'd have to play France. “Sometimes it's not so important (to finish first). We reached the next round and we must be happy with this. After a performance like this, the coach must be (happy).” Manchester United topped their group, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have already qualified for the last 16, and Liverpool are on course to win Group E. Stefan Savic scored an own goal for the visitors  But Conte believes some of Chelsea’s rivals have enjoyed a much easier test and warned the English teams could suffer from fatigue in the knockout stages. “To go with five teams into the next round, that means the level of the Premier League is very high and there is a lot of quality in the players,” said Conte. “This Champions League is showing this. “I think it was not simple, but easy for a lot of these teams to go into the next round. But, in the future, we have to see. Don't forget, here the season is very tough. You have to play a lot of games. When you accumulate games, games, games and then you arrive at the final stage, playing in the quarters or the semis, the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. “For this reason, it could be problematic to win. But, at the same time, the English teams are very good and have the possibility to win and reach the final of the Champions League. I just ask in which physical condition you arrive in that last stage to play in the Champions League (final).” PSG could lie in wait for Chelsea in the last 16 Credit: Getty Images Meanwhile, Chelsea’s long-standing interest in Alex Sandro has been given a huge boost by the fact the left-back wants to quit Juventus. Conte made Sandro one of his top summer targets, but, having been confident of landing the Brazilian, Chelsea walked away from a deal when Juve refused to drop their £80million asking price. But Juve may now be forced to sell Sandro for around £50m after the 26-year-old made it clear to the club that he is unhappy. Sandro refused to try to force through a move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, but that may be different if the Blues make a new bid in January. Whether or not Juve will sell in January, rather than next summer, may depend on whether or not they can line up a replacement. Both Chelsea and Juventus sent representatives to watch Porto left-back Alex Telles recently, but Conte would dearly love to sign Sandro in the upcoming transfer window.

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea are not afraid of facing European giants in Champions League last 16

Antonio Conte has insisted he is not worried by the prospect of Chelsea having to face one of Europe’s heavyweights in the last-16 of the Champions League after his team missed out on top spot in Group C. And Conte has taken a swipe at some of Chelsea’s English rivals by claiming they had it “easy” in the group stages in comparison to the Blues. Chelsea hit back from going behind against Atletico Madrid to a Saul Niguez goal thanks to Stefan Savic turning the ball into his own net. But Conte’s team could not find a winner, as substitute Willian missed a sitter, and had to be content with second place in Group C behind Roma. That means Chelsea could face Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas or potentially Sevilla, if Liverpool fail to hold on to top spot in Group E, in the last 16 when the draw is made next Monday. Chelsea were held by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday Credit: Action Images But Conte said: “When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams. We could play against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas, but we must be ready. “This is the best tournament. That's why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist in this tournament. At the same time, our opponents won't be happy to play against us. We'll see what happens. “I remember during the European Championship with the Italian national team, we finished first in our group and played against Spain, then Germany and, if we'd beaten Germany, we'd have to play France. “Sometimes it's not so important (to finish first). We reached the next round and we must be happy with this. After a performance like this, the coach must be (happy).” Manchester United topped their group, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have already qualified for the last 16, and Liverpool are on course to win Group E. Stefan Savic scored an own goal for the visitors  But Conte believes some of Chelsea’s rivals have enjoyed a much easier test and warned the English teams could suffer from fatigue in the knockout stages. “To go with five teams into the next round, that means the level of the Premier League is very high and there is a lot of quality in the players,” said Conte. “This Champions League is showing this. “I think it was not simple, but easy for a lot of these teams to go into the next round. But, in the future, we have to see. Don't forget, here the season is very tough. You have to play a lot of games. When you accumulate games, games, games and then you arrive at the final stage, playing in the quarters or the semis, the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. “For this reason, it could be problematic to win. But, at the same time, the English teams are very good and have the possibility to win and reach the final of the Champions League. I just ask in which physical condition you arrive in that last stage to play in the Champions League (final).” PSG could lie in wait for Chelsea in the last 16 Credit: Getty Images Meanwhile, Chelsea’s long-standing interest in Alex Sandro has been given a huge boost by the fact the left-back wants to quit Juventus. Conte made Sandro one of his top summer targets, but, having been confident of landing the Brazilian, Chelsea walked away from a deal when Juve refused to drop their £80million asking price. But Juve may now be forced to sell Sandro for around £50m after the 26-year-old made it clear to the club that he is unhappy. Sandro refused to try to force through a move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, but that may be different if the Blues make a new bid in January. Whether or not Juve will sell in January, rather than next summer, may depend on whether or not they can line up a replacement. Both Chelsea and Juventus sent representatives to watch Porto left-back Alex Telles recently, but Conte would dearly love to sign Sandro in the upcoming transfer window.

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea are not afraid of facing European giants in Champions League last 16

Antonio Conte has insisted he is not worried by the prospect of Chelsea having to face one of Europe’s heavyweights in the last-16 of the Champions League after his team missed out on top spot in Group C. And Conte has taken a swipe at some of Chelsea’s English rivals by claiming they had it “easy” in the group stages in comparison to the Blues. Chelsea hit back from going behind against Atletico Madrid to a Saul Niguez goal thanks to Stefan Savic turning the ball into his own net. But Conte’s team could not find a winner, as substitute Willian missed a sitter, and had to be content with second place in Group C behind Roma. That means Chelsea could face Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas or potentially Sevilla, if Liverpool fail to hold on to top spot in Group E, in the last 16 when the draw is made next Monday. Chelsea were held by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday Credit: Action Images But Conte said: “When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams. We could play against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas, but we must be ready. “This is the best tournament. That's why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist in this tournament. At the same time, our opponents won't be happy to play against us. We'll see what happens. “I remember during the European Championship with the Italian national team, we finished first in our group and played against Spain, then Germany and, if we'd beaten Germany, we'd have to play France. “Sometimes it's not so important (to finish first). We reached the next round and we must be happy with this. After a performance like this, the coach must be (happy).” Manchester United topped their group, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have already qualified for the last 16, and Liverpool are on course to win Group E. Stefan Savic scored an own goal for the visitors  But Conte believes some of Chelsea’s rivals have enjoyed a much easier test and warned the English teams could suffer from fatigue in the knockout stages. “To go with five teams into the next round, that means the level of the Premier League is very high and there is a lot of quality in the players,” said Conte. “This Champions League is showing this. “I think it was not simple, but easy for a lot of these teams to go into the next round. But, in the future, we have to see. Don't forget, here the season is very tough. You have to play a lot of games. When you accumulate games, games, games and then you arrive at the final stage, playing in the quarters or the semis, the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. “For this reason, it could be problematic to win. But, at the same time, the English teams are very good and have the possibility to win and reach the final of the Champions League. I just ask in which physical condition you arrive in that last stage to play in the Champions League (final).” PSG could lie in wait for Chelsea in the last 16 Credit: Getty Images Meanwhile, Chelsea’s long-standing interest in Alex Sandro has been given a huge boost by the fact the left-back wants to quit Juventus. Conte made Sandro one of his top summer targets, but, having been confident of landing the Brazilian, Chelsea walked away from a deal when Juve refused to drop their £80million asking price. But Juve may now be forced to sell Sandro for around £50m after the 26-year-old made it clear to the club that he is unhappy. Sandro refused to try to force through a move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, but that may be different if the Blues make a new bid in January. Whether or not Juve will sell in January, rather than next summer, may depend on whether or not they can line up a replacement. Both Chelsea and Juventus sent representatives to watch Porto left-back Alex Telles recently, but Conte would dearly love to sign Sandro in the upcoming transfer window.

PSG or Barcelona?! Chelsea could be punished for blowing top spot against Atletico

A 1-1 draw with the Rojiblancos allowed Roma to take top spot in Champions League Group C, meaning the Blues could face a heavyweight in the last 16

PSG or Barcelona?! Chelsea could be punished for blowing top spot against Atletico

A 1-1 draw with the Rojiblancos allowed Roma to take top spot in Champions League Group C, meaning the Blues could face a heavyweight in the last 16

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