With the group stage over, Nick Ames picks the best Champions League XI from the final matches with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way up top. Borja Mayoral, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vasquez were on target for the European champions, while a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not enough to earn BVB anything from their trip to the Spanish capital.
"We will not be happy when we see who we face in the next round, but we will ready". 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.
Roy Keane reckons at least one of the English teams have a chance of success in the competition this season, but doesn't see Liverpool mounting a challenge.
"We should have won that game", Cahill told Chelsea TV.
Chelsea have won six of their last seven Premier League games to hoist themselves up to third place after losing to Burnley, Crystal Palace and Manchester City in their opening seven fixtures. "The responsibility is ours", Simeone said. Premier League teams were in seven finals from 2005 to 2012 but have not been back since.
Christensen should have equalised from a Cesc Fabregas cross 10 minutes later, but the Chelsea defender somehow headed wide of the open goal. "We can do anything". Dortmund clinched third-spot ahead of APOEL and a place in the Europa League knockout stages. As much as Brendan Rodgers stressed the dangers of complacency - he calls it a disease - it was hard to avoid the suspicion that Celtic had psychologically given themselves the buffer of a three-goal margin to play with. There was naturally the odd sign of rust but it was a promising all-round display. "For this reason, I think it could be problematic". Shakhtar's win means that they finished second in the group. As did Manchester United in 2008 and Liverpool in 2005.
After rivals all dropped points last weekend, Bayern Munich can take the Bundesliga's unofficial "autumn champion" title with a win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday if Leipzig doesn't beat Mainz at home at the same time. Goals shouldn't be a problem.
The 2017/18 Champions League group stage saw a total of 306 goals scored; the most in a group stage campaign in competition history. "New dreams to fight for".
In the end, Roma's win against Qarabag in the other group match made the result irrelevant for Diego Simeone's team, who failed to qualify for the last 16 for only the second time and the first since the 2009-10 season. It seemed a pivotal moment in the game and manager Enrique Valverde agreed, calling it an "extraordinary stop".
However, the Irishman's view on United was quite different. There's the attacking potency provided by Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.