"Don't forget here this season is very tough".
Since the Champions League reverted back to a one group stage format for the 2003-04 season, the Premier League has been allocated four Champions League places, but only on six occasions in the previous 14 years has a full complement of English teams succeeded in qualifying for the next stage.
It is also not possible for teams from the same country to be drawn against each other in this round.
"You must be ready to face the best teams". That team will not be jumping with happiness to play against us. They gave themselves a chance, with Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso both heading home in the first half.Kylian Mbappe got one back just after the break, leaving Bayern with too much to do, although Tolisso did score again to make it 3-1.
Perennial Champions League high performers Atletico Madrid finished third in the group.
Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Besiktas are amongst the opposition that Chelsea can face, but Azpilicueta isn't too worried about his side's second-placed finish.
Shakhtar's victory and Napoli's 2-1 defeat to Feyenoord means the Ukrainians qualified in second place.
Liverpool: Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), Juventus (5), Shakhtar Donetsk (16), Porto (12) or Real Madrid (1).
Tottenham: Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), Juventus (5), Seville (7), Shakhtar Donetsk (16) or Porto (12).
These restrictions are removed ahead of the quarter-finals.
Azpilicueta's record, however, is not the Premier League's greatest - Frank Lampard started 164 consecutive games with his run coming to an end on Boxing Day 2005. Clubs from the Bundesliga and Serie A have provided the sternest competition. Simeone's histrionics on the touchline, all anguished complaints and livid remonstrations with officials and players alike, betrayed the significance of the fixture.
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