The pots for Champions League last 16, first and second leg dates

Jueves, 07 Dic, 2017

Paul Pogba highlighted once more why he is a footballing genius after another solid show which helped Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in a pivotal Champions League Group A encounter.

Having finished the 2017-18 A-League season in third place, Brisbane Roar will take part in a preliminary playoff against either Shan United of Myanmar or the winners of the Philippines Football League (who are yet ot be determined) in late January, before facing Tianjin Quanjian for a spot in the group stage.

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.

The England international then forced Igor Akinfeev to keep out his 15th-minute effort while Lukaku's shot was blocked after the CSKA goalkeeper had saved Luke Shaw's volley.

It is also not possible for teams from the same country to be drawn against each other in this round.

LIVERPOOL were one of four clubs to secure qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League in the final round of group games on Wednesday. Despite a fifth loss in six group games, they limp into the Europa League in the new year. 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.

CSKA Moscow and Basel both have 9 points at this moment in time, with CSKA coming to Old Trafford tonight and Basel travelling to Lisbon to face Benfica, who are guaranteed to finish bottom.

Juventus grabbed the group's second place with a 2-0 away victory over Olympiakos.

'I think it doesn't matter the team we get in the draw.

United scored the winner with their next attack when the outstanding Juan Mata played in Rashford who beat Akinfeev with a fine strike.