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Champions League: United, Juve into Last 16; as Bayern Beat PSG

Champions League: United, Juve into Last 16; as Bayern Beat PSG

It is the first time in the history of the Champions League that a country has had five teams in the last-16 stage of the competition.

If Real are going to buck current form and win a third straight European crown, they'll need Ronaldo to extend his season-leading tally of nine Champions League strikes.

But Dortmund, like Atletico and Napoli, was terrible in the Champions League play, only registering two points via draws with APOEL.

Shakhtar's victory and Napoli's 2-1 defeat to Feyenoord means the Ukrainians qualified in second place.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs all topped their groups, while Chelsea came second.

Alan Dzagoev gave the Russians the lead before two second-half goals in three minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, who both ended lengthy scoring droughts, ensured the Red Devils progressed as group winners, Basel qualifying as runners-up after beating Benfica.

Just a reminder that you cannot play opponents from the same country in the last 16 or teams you have played in the group stages.

Giants reach deal with Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton
Yes, the Marlins have floated threats of tearing down the team around Stanton if he doesn't approve a deal. That's still the case even if the rival Giants land Stanton (and Shohei Ohtani, for that matter).

Chelsea, meanwhile, had to settle for second place in Group C following their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Which teams are through to the Champions League Round of 16 stage?

Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus, Sevilla, Porto or Shakhtar Donetsk.

The competition's all-time leading scorer became the first player to ever score in all six group games of a season, while also drawing level with old rival Lionel Messi on 60 group-stage goals in total.

The draw for the round of 16 takes place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyom in Switzerland on Monday.

Already with their backs against the wall domestically, Kevin Muscat's men were placed in Group F. Reigning J1 League champions Kawasaki Fontale will no doubt pose a hard test, while Korea's Ulsan Hyundai have previously raised the Asian Champions League trophy previously.