For the first time in UEFA Champions League history, there will be five English teams in the last 16 after Liverpool thrashed Spartak Moscow 7- nil to win Group E this morning.
"Don't forget here this season is very tough".
The Bundesliga champions did manage to spoil PSG's perfect Champions League record, but only could muster a 3-1 victory, meaning the Parisians will move on as Group B winners. Real Madrid are also confirmed to finish second and will be joined by three more sides - currently scheduled to be Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto.
Filipe Luís, another former Chelsea player, had emerged from the home side's concerted pressure to belt a left-footed shot on to the post from distance, with Courtois doing well to spring up, dive and claim Koke's diving header from the rebound.
After their shock defeat by Strasbourg in Ligue 1 at the weekend, cracks are starting to show in Unai Emery's side.
And Rashford, having bombarded the visitors with his raw pace all evening, added a winner two minutes later - his first in nine games - to ensure Man United topped Group A with 15 points (the highest total they have managed since winning the competition in 2008). Everton, though, failed to reach the group stages, losing in controversial fashion to Villarreal in the third qualifying phase.
The draw will take place next Monday in Nyon with the actual ties played in the middle of February. Yet the onslaught fizzled out and, by the interval, Atlético's anxiety was heightened.
Azpilicueta rarely exhibits signs of fatigue on the pitch, and he would not be drawn on whether he felt that he needed a rest. Clubs from the Bundesliga and Serie A have provided the sternest competition.