The Champions League group stage has come to a close and the winners and losers have been determined.
We will remind that on Wednesday, December 6, is the only representative of Ukraine Donetsk "Shakhtar" will try to win a ticket to the playoffs of the Champions League: our website holds online text of "Shakhtar" - "Manchester city".
And, with Liverpool having booked their place in the knockout stage as group winners, England has become the first country to have five teams qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. The seeded teams will be drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams scheduled to play the second leg of the tie at home.
"We are now second, it's OK, so let's think about the Premier League and the Cups".
Chelsea found themselves with little alternatives as, at the moment, Psg, Besiktas and Barcelona are the only clubs that Antonio Conte's side can face in the last-16 stage. The Premier League right now is completely different in the depth of quality in comparison to the other top leagues in Europe.
"No, we are not happy", The Evening Standard report he said when asked about finishing second in the Champions League group.
After Liverpool had won the Champions League in 2005 but finished fifth in the Premier League, they were given special dispensation by UEFA to compete in the qualifying rounds alongside their Merseyside neighbours. The Bundesliga is a one- or two-horse race every year, La Liga has two, maybe clubs three vying for titles and PSG and Juventus have dominated Ligue 1 and Serie A recently. This victory allowed the Catalans to reach the knockout stage of the tournament with first place in the group.