It is terrible news for CSKA Moscow as they have a worse head-to-head record than Basel, so they will be heading out if it stays the same in Portugal, even if they win, unless, of course, they can beat Manchester United by a seven-goal margin.
"Don't forget here this season is very tough".
It's the first time the club has reached the Round of 16 in Europe's elite competition since the 2013/14 season, when David Moyes's side reached the quarter-finals but were knocked out by Bayern Munich following a 4-2 aggregate defeat.
"After the performance [against Atletico], I think we deserved to win [the group], but we were not able to do it and now we have to be focused on the draw and who we play", he continued. 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. That team will not be jumping with happiness to play against us.
As reigning A-League champions, Sydney FC were automatically placed in Group H with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenua.
Basel ensured their passage in the knockout stage with Mohamed Elyounoussi and Dimitri Oberlin getting the goals away to Benfica, who finished bottom without a point.
The Belgium striker began his United career with 11 goals in 10 games but Tuesday's goal was only his second in 13 subsequent matches and a first meaningful strike since September.
Liverpool: Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), Juventus (5), Shakhtar Donetsk (16), Porto (12) or Real Madrid (1).
Chelsea: Paris Saint-Germain (6), Barcelona (3) or Besiktas (28). Sporting drop into the Europa League.
The move to their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium was designed to herald a fresh period of success for Atletico Madrid, but Diego Simeone's side's streak of four straight runs to at least the Champions League last eight was abruptly ended. "I never thought about the amount of games I played in a row, but I'm pleased because I know it's difficult".
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