United reach UEFA Champions League Last 16

Sevilla FC v Liverpool FC- UEFA Champions League

Sevilla FC v Liverpool FC- UEFA Champions League

Swiss side FC Basel also qualified for the knockout stages of the competition after winning 2-0 at group whipping boys Benfica. The Blues also can't play another English team in the Round of 16.

Group H runners-up Real Madrid notched 17 as Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to score in all six first-phase games, while Harry Kane hit six for the section's winners Tottenham. Sevilla can win Group E with a win if Liverpool fails to defeat Spartak Moscow at home.

Bayern had already qualified for the knockout stages prior to the win, but PSG won the group courtesy of a superior head-to-head record.

Consequently, it isn't surprising that during that period Premier League clubs had relatively little trouble in progressing to the last 16, with all four clubs doing so five times in those seven years.

Pot 1 (club coefficient ranking): Manchester United (14), Paris Saint-Germain (6), Roma (30), Barcelona (3), Liverpool (32), Manchester City (8), Besiktas (28), Tottenham Hotspur (21).

But in Bayern Munich it will come up against a fearsome foe eager for revenge after its 3-0 dismantling in Paris at the end of September, a defeat which ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job.

As we head into the final matchday of the Champions League groups, there is still much to play for.

Germany's fourth team, Hoffenheim, didn't make the group stage after losing in the playoffs to Liverpool.

11 - This is the 11th consecutive season that Barcelona has finished top of its Champions League group, the longest streak in the competition's history.

Juventus, a finalist in two of the last three seasons, can go through with a win at Olympiakos in Group D today or if Sporting Lisbon fails to beat Barcelona.

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.

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.

Amid sluggish ticket sales, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has been urging fans to show up at the Stadio Olimpico.

Below, we examine the key Opta numbers behind Tuesday's clashes.

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