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Premier League clubs set a new Champions League record

Premier League clubs set a new Champions League record

Manchester United have reached the Champions League last 16 for the first time since 2013 after a 2-1 home victory against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford.

It was a busy night of European football as a host of teams played their final Champions League group stage fixture.

Roma pipped Chelsea to top spot in Group C, due to a superior head-to-head record after the pair finished on the same points tally. "I want to play every game", Azpilicueta said with a smile after Chelsea's 1-1 Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool crushed Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

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.

For the rest, the real thing begins when the draw for the last 16 is made next week.

Here, we take a look at their potential opponents, those of fellow Premier League sides Manchester City, Tottenham (who are both confirmed as group winners), and Liverpool...

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Jose Mourinho's team enjoyed a good group campaign, recording five wins from their six group games. PSG beat Bayern 3-0 in Paris and has a far superior goal difference.

The only outsiders to make it past the group stage last season were Portuguese giants Benfica and FC Porto.

None of the three Italian clubs in the competition have advanced yet, setting up a nail-biting finish to the group phase that is drawing comparisons with Italy's World Cup playoff loss to Sweden.

They will be joined in the knockout stages by Juventus, who won by the same score at Olympiacos with Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere, Roma recorded a 1-0 win over Qarabag at the Stadio Olimpico.

Only Liverpool, Sevilla, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk are now in qualifying positions and may still end up having to settle for Europa League football depending on how the results of tomorrow night's games pan out.

Below, we examine the key Opta numbers behind Tuesday's clashes. Also, being up by several goals would be much better for the ol' ticker.